Written by Bend Beauty
At Bend Beauty, we create products that inspire beauty you can see – and feel. While true
beauty is more than skin deep, your skin is a reflection of your overall health and well-being. We
like to think of skincare the way we think of any other healthy habit: to see results, consistency
is key. Results are not instant and are only maintained with dedication. You wouldn’t master an
instrument after just one lesson; likewise, healthy skincare habits need to be repeated and
sustained to have long-term and lasting benefits.
According to research done at University College London, it takes 66 days, or about two
months, to form a new habit. Habits are powerful. They shape our lives by influencing our
health and happiness, and how we spend our time. Sometimes our habits and routines are so
on autopilot that we forget to consider that we have the autonomy to change and optimize
As we head into the cooler months, our busy summer lifestyles tend to slow down a bit, leaving
a bit more room for our routines to take center stage once again. We want to encourage you to
think about what habits you’d like to improve and make more space for – especially those that
are related to your skin health and wellness routines.
While many of us automatically think of our favourite creams, moisturizers, and serums when
we think of our skincare routines, we want to encourage you to consider how you’re nourishing
your skin from within. From hydration to nutrition, to supplementation – creating an optimal
skincare routine requires an internal and external approach to achieve a healthy complexion.
Need some ideas for how to cement your healthy (internal and external) skincare habits? The
best way to ensure that your skincare routine is consistent and ongoing is to pair it with
another daily ritual or habit. This is called habit stacking. According to Everyday Health, habit
stacking is “creating and sticking with new routines by building on the ones you already have.”
Here are some examples of habit stacking in terms of your skincare routine – including
options that fulfill both an internal and external approach to skin health:
Doing laundry is a habit most of us have in common. Why not set the intention that the next time you’re waiting for your laundry to dry, you will take some time to relax with your favourite face mask on?
You already tote a water bottle everywhere and drink a ton of water – great! Why not try adding a scoop of Marine Collagen to your bottle to support skin, hair, and nail health?
In the morning, when you take time to brush and floss your teeth – put your favorite sunscreen nearby so you take the time to apply it after you finish taking care of your dental health.
Optimize your supplement routine! Many of us take medication or a supplement daily. It’s the perfect time to evaluate whether we should add something like omega-3 fatty acids to our routine as they help maintain the skin’s lipid barrier, keeping it hydrated and feeling healthy.
Ensure you’re getting enough fiber in your diet! Fiber is known for its role in promoting healthy digestion and a well-functioning gut is connected to a healthy complexion via the gut-skin axis. Most of us aren’t getting enough fiber in our diets, but we can change that with increasing the variety of fruits and vegetables we’re eating, and/or with supplementation (hot tip – our GUT GLOW powder is an excellent source of prebiotic fiber).
Healthy skincare habits are not just about appearance; they are a reflection of your overall health and well-being. Embracing consistency, an internal and external approach, and habit stacking can help you achieve lasting results that help you feel beautiful inside and out. Use the changing seasons as a reminder to reassess and enhance your routines – and not just related to skincare! It’s a great opportunity to reflect on what’s working in our lives, and what isn’t and
To learn more about how Bend Beauty products promote healthy skin from within, click here.
Bend Beauty products are BBP-approved and deliver self-love in every dose of their premium beauty and wellness supplements. Shop Bend Beauty – and use code BBP20 for 20% off your purchase on bendbeauty.com.
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Bend Beauty and the Beyond Beauty Project are committed to helping improve our self-esteem and confidence around body image and mental health. Our collaboration is focused on changing the way we talk about beauty – from eliminating the term “anti-aging” from our vocabularies to understanding that it’s never too late to take better care of your skin, or yourself.