Can Your Skincare Routine Affect Your Mental Health

Can Your Skincare Routine Affect Your Mental Health

Babes, today we’re talking about the role of skincare routine and how it affects mental health.

How does your skincare routine affect your mental health?


Everyone has a morning routine.  Even if it's not a “good” one.  Our brains are constantly receiving information and making decisions, so your brain starts to do things on autopilot.  This is so you don't use up energy having to consider which hand to brush your teeth with every morning,  your body just does it.  

That happens a lot during the day.   Tons of studies show the importance of routines in self-care.  

What is self-care?

Self-care is all the ways that you take care of yourself.  From getting enough sleep, exercising, and staying hydrated, to personal hygiene,  daily routines and even spending time with friends  

There are 6 different types of self-care, and you need a little from each to stay healthy.  Skincare is part of physical self-care, but it’s also one of my favorite… so is sleep!

  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Physical
  • Sensory
  • Spiritual
  • Social

Why is routine important for mental health

The connection between a good morning routine and your mental health is strong.  It’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the things you have to do.  For busy moms, it’s a never-ending list that can leave you feeling exhausted before your day has even started.  

Routines “help us cope with change, create healthy habits, improve interpersonal relationships, and reduce stress.” (Read more here)  In times of great stress, like during a pandemic, maintaining structure and routine can help you feel more organized and in control.  

What are the benefits of having a Morning Routine? 

  • Lower stress levels
  • Form good daily habits
  • Take better care of your health
  • Feel more productive
  • Feel more focused
  • Better sleep


What are the health benefits of creating a skincare routine?

Caring for your skin is a powerful message of kindness to yourself.  A good skincare routine not only cares for the skin but also boosts your confidence and can even help you get grounded in the moment.  It’s a way that you show yourself that you are worth it, that you are worth taking care of yourself.  

What is a good morning skincare routine?

You already have a routine even if it’s not a good one.  A good skincare routine does not mean a lot of products. It just means giving your skin what in needs in the morning.

The skin only needs three things to be healthy, to be cleaned properly, to be moisturized, and protected.  In the morning, your skincare routine should focus on protection.  You can have the best morning skincare routine with just 2 products.  The key is finding a routine that works for you and you enjoy.  

For a great minimal skincare routine, stick to products that are great multi-taskers like our Brightening Moisturizer Day Protection with SPF 50

This 3-in-1 powerhouse is lightweight and intensely moisturizing but also protects while also improving texture!  So you can take care of your skin in the morning in 1 step.  It’s the effortless way to beautiful skin!

Want to learn about the Ultimate Skincare Solution for busy moms?

Or the 3-step Skincare Routine for Busy Moms.

5 Healthy Skincare Habits 

Healthy skincare habits don’t have to be only about what products to use.  Here are 5  ways to improve your skin without skincare products!

  • Disinfect your phone often.
  • Change your pillowcases weekly
  • Stay hydrated
  • Take your vitamins 
  • Get enough Sleep


One of the biggest skincare trends for 2024 we see is the focus on anti-stress over antiaging.  

Stress plays a huge role in speeding up the aging process.  Our body’s natural response to stress is to release hormones that have been linked to inflammatory conditions. Which is probably why you get that big zit just before your big meeting.  

But skincare is a marathon and not a race so focus on creating a simple skincare routine that you love.  Remember that no one ever regrets taking good care of their skin.  If you need help creating a minimal skincare routine, send me a message.  I love to help!



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