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  • Writer's picturePaty Cholewczynski

Embracing Consistency and Trusting the Process: A Journey of Skin Care and Self-Care




Many times, as clients embark on a new routine to manage their acne-prone skin, they often hear the words, "You must trust the process." It's an important reminder that achieving skin care results and long-term benefits is not an overnight transformation but rather a journey of self-care and practice. Just like remodeling a kitchen, treating acne requires patience, consistency, and the willingness to hold the vision of healthier skin. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of consistency, trusting the process, and embracing self-compassion on the path to skin healing.


Trusting the Process: The Kitchen Remodeling Analogy. When we decide to remodel a kitchen, the initial stages can be disheartening. As we dismantle the old structures, our kitchen may appear worse than before. Doubts may arise, making us question why we even began the process. Similarly, treating acne often involves uncovering underlying issues that need to be addressed, which can be frustrating. However, just as a remodeled kitchen gradually takes shape, so does our skin's journey towards healing.


Patience and Consistency: Keys to Success. Like any remodeling project, treating acne requires patience and consistency. Sometimes, we may discover hidden problems that need to be addressed before progress can be made. It's crucial to stay committed to the process, even when faced with setbacks or temporary worsening of the skin. Consistently following a skincare routine, incorporating appropriate treatments, and practicing patience will yield positive results over time.


Hold the Vision: Embracing the End Result. Throughout the process, it's essential to hold the vision of healthier skin. Visualize the end result—a complexion that is clear, vibrant, and confident. By keeping this vision in mind, it becomes easier to stay motivated and dedicated to the necessary steps for skin healing.


Self-Compassion: A Vital Component. As our skin heals, it's vital to practice self-compassion and kindness. Understand that skin care is a lifelong journey of nourishment and self-love. Be patient with yourself, embrace self-care rituals, and prioritize your well-being. Remember that healing takes time, and each step forward is progress.


Here are some Pro Tips that will help expedite the healing of your skin:


  1. Consistent and Gentle Cleansing: Cleanse your face twice a day using a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser. Avoid overly oil stripping products or over-washing, as it can irritate the skin and worsen acne.

  2. Moisturize Daily: Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is essential to keep the skin hydrated and balanced. Choose a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that won't clog pores.

  3. Use Non-Comedogenic Products: Opt for skincare and makeup products labeled as non-comedogenic or oil-free. These products are less likely to clog pores and contribute to breakouts.

  4. Avoid Touching Your Face: Keep your hands away from your face as much as possible. Touching your face can transfer bacteria and oils, leading to breakouts.

  5. Gentle Exfoliation: Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week with a mild exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Avoid harsh scrubs that can cause irritation.

  6. Don't Squeeze or Pop Pimples: It's tempting, but squeezing or popping pimples can worsen inflammation, cause scarring, and spread bacteria. Instead, consider spot treatments with ingredients like Encapsulated Salicylic Acid and L-Lactic Acid found in the O'Cosmedics Potent Clearing Serum. And book some regular professional facial treatments.

  7. Sun Protection: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Sun exposure can worsen acne and lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Read why O'Cosmedics Mineral Pro SPF 50 is fantastic to use daily to help support acne prone skin healing.

  8. Healthy Diet and Hydration: Maintain a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and flush out toxins.

  9. Stress Management: Stress can contribute to acne flare-ups. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, meditation, or engaging in hobbies you enjoy.

  10. Regularly Change Pillowcases and Face Towels: Dirty pillowcases and face towels can harbor bacteria, oils, and dirt that can transfer to your skin. Change them regularly to maintain a clean environment for your face.

  11. Once a week and wash your makeup brushes to avoid build up of bacteria.


Embarking on a journey to manage acne-prone skin requires consistency, trust in the process, and self-compassion. Like a kitchen remodeling project, it may seem daunting at times, but the end result is worth the effort. Embrace the journey, hold the vision of healthier skin, and practice patience and self-care. If you're ready to begin your skin's healing journey, book a skin consultation with me to receive personalized guidance and support.


Let's embark on this transformative journey together. - Paty Cholewczynski



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