5 real (and shockingly simple) ways to stick to a skincare routine

February 15, 2024

If skincare feels more like a hassle and less like your happy place, we’re here to help. After all, your skin is your largest living organ, and taking care of your skin has real, visible results while benefiting your entire body. If you’re wondering how to stick to a skincare routine, we have some easy tips (as well as some essential skincare advice) to make this essential practice your strong suit.

Tip 1: Do your skincare routine in the shower

To keep a consistent skincare routine, make it a part of a daily practice like showering or taking a bath. Keep your face cleanser in the shower and cleanse while your conditioner soaks in. If you feel like you never have time for a mask, simply multi-task by masking in the shower then start washing your hair or shaving your legs.

Tip 2: Keep all your products in one place

Using your skincare products shouldn’t feel like a scavenger hunt. Create a fun and inviting skincare station with a headband, cotton balls, and your morning and evening skincare essentials. Having everything out and accessible works as a reminder and makes your routine more efficient.

Tip 3: Make skincare into a spa experience

Aromatherapy, music, silenced phones, and freedom from responsibilities are what we love about the spa—in addition to the incredible skincare results! Recreate what you love about the spa during your daily skincare routine. This benefit to your skin also benefits your well-being and gives you a daily moment to look forward to.

Tip 4: Set a reminder

In a day filled with meetings, play dates, and activities, it can be hard to remember to care for your skin and yourself. If you need help remembering how to stick to a skincare routine, set a daily reminder to checkout and check-in with your skin. We have a feeling you’ll start to look forward to this break in the day.

Tip 5: Take a before photo

What’s more motivating than results? Take a picture of your skin then commit to a routine for 4 weeks. Take another picture after the 4 weeks and compare the two. Seeing clearer, healthier, revived skin is sure to help you turn skincare into a habit. You’ll wonder how you ever asked the question, “How do I stick to a skincare routine?”

The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views of Murad, and are for informational purposes only, even if the advice of physicians and medical practitioners are included. This article is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, and should not be considered specific medical advice.  

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Jacki Marzano is SoCal-based storyteller and head copywriter at Murad Skincare. She's shaped the voice of some of the most recognized beauty brands in the business, has a penchant for sharing homemade cookies, and believes SPF is the secret to getting carded well into your 40s.