How to Achieve a Glowing Complexion with a Weekly Skin Care Routine

  • October 27, 2023
  • 5 Minutes

Last updated on 11/03/2023 by Souhela Ferrah

Sometimes, even when being consistent with a daily skincare routine, it takes a long time to see significant results for certain skin concerns. Maybe that dark spot is still on your cheek, and those wrinkles just won’t go away. If that’s the case, I want to share tips and tricks on achieving that radiant complexion you’ve been dreaming a bit faster. Introducing the must-have add-ons to your daily routine: the marvels of the weekly skin care routine.

The Fastest solution for your Weekly Skin care Routine

If you’re like me and you consciously need to understand how and why things work, I spent the time explaining The Science Behind a Weekly Skincare Routine in this article. People always tell me, “Souhela, I just don’t have the time or interest to learn why it works; I just need to know that it does.” As I’m sure you can imagine, I’ve become the go-to person of my friends and family when it comes to taking care of their skin. To those busy bees, I say: don’t worry. I’m here to understand how and why it works, and you’re here to reap the benefits of a fully organic and natural skin care routine. For those who need it, here is the 10-Minute Weekly Skincare Routine for busy-busy people.

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woman mixing skin care ingredients in here weekly skincare routine

What is a Weekly Skin care Routine and how it works.

We know the importance of consistency when it comes to skin care. At the end of the day, it’s a treatment for your skin. Doing it daily and doing it properly is crucial to seeing results. Patience is also a factor. Give your skincare routine 6-8 weeks to start reflecting the magic it is doing internally.

Weekly skin care practices are great add-ons to your existing daily routine. These steps are not required to be done daily because they could saturate or even harm the skin. They are meant to be done one to three times a week, depending on your needs. Remember, you are unique, and so is your skin; listen to what it’s telling you.

Check out the recommended weekly skin care below, and make sure to read the last two. They can completely change your skin in no time!

For Oily, Stressed or Combination Skin: focus on Exfoliation

Exfoliation serves as a broom, sweeping away the debris of dead cells. It’s a mechanical procedure that removes our skin’s outermost layer, usually made of dull, unwanted skin cells. This promotes the renewal of your skin, bringing brightness and softness to your face. I always recommend using a gentle exfoliator 2-3 times a week (depending on your skin type) rather than a harsh one.

Also, make sure that the product you buy is biodegradable. Many of the big brands use a type of microplastic as the exfoliating agent, and it ends up in the oceans and inside the fish we eat. At Fields of Yarrow we’ve created two 100% sustainable solutions for different skin types that are good for the planet and your skin. 

Mechanical

Wild Rose & Geranium

Gentle Mechanic Exfoliation

Glow Wild with our upgraded Wild Rose & Geranium Illuminating Exfoliant formula. Designed to remove lifeless skin cells revealing a fresh and glowing complexion.

or 

Enzymatic

Papaya & Pineapple

Gentle Enzymatic Exfoliation

Papaya & Pineapple Enzymatic Cleanser is the ultimate solution to achieve a glowing and clear complexion. Our powerful new formula is fully equipped with the benefits of various natural extracts for a comprehensive cleansing experience.

exfoliant masks by fields of yarrow perfect for a weekly skin care routine
facial oil by fields of yarrow being used in the nature
wild rose and geranium illuminating exfoliant jar on a tabletop with rose petals

For Dry Skin & Tired Skin: Hydrating Facial Masks

You’ve seen them in movies, TV shows, ads, and stores. Masks are a great leave-on product that maximizes the absorption of the active ingredients. I often suggest them as a weekly treatment, because a busy person likely doesn’t have the peace and quiet to have a proper facial mask experience during the working days of the week.

I like to use our Rosegel & Mulberry Extract Face Mask , that I have obviously created for myself as a first step. It is infused with rose water, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin. This mask provides deep hydration that helps to restore your skin’s natural moisture barrier, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

Hyaluronic Acid

Rosegel & Mulberry Extract

hydrating face mask

Infused with rose water, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin, this mask provides deep hydration that helps to restore your skin’s natural moisture barrier, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

For Dark Spots & Dull Skin Tone: Vitamin C Boost

Vitamin C is not only good for when you’re fighting a cold. Harvard Health published an article where they showcase all the wonders topical vitamin C has and why it’s so important for skin health. Clinical studies show how it can help improve wrinkles and fine lines in only three months.

It also helps to protect the skin against long-term damage caused by harmful sun rays. And, if that is not enough, it has also been shown to help even out your skin tone, reducing dark spots. Thank you, vitamin C! In Fields of Yarrow we have a dedicated range of natural skincare products called Super C due to its high concentration of Ascorbic Acid (up to 8% !).

8% Vitamin C

C-Complex Drops

Revitalizing Serum

Our revitalizing C-COMPLEX DROPS from the Super C Range contains an optimal concentration of 8% Vitamin C. Its stable and lightweight formula is non greasy and absorbs easily into the skin for a naturally radiant glow.

Specific Weekly Serums for different Skin Concerns

With lightweight and super-effective formulas, serums are your weekly ally. They are a great way to do some targeted treatment. The most used weekly serums are:

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When your computer freezes, a hard reset can solve most problems. And, just like a computer, when our skin is not working the way it should, a weekly oil cleansing reset is the ideal way to bring back your skin to its natural functions. Check out this video, created by Danna Omari, an American skin care guru, explains the ideal way to perform an oil cleansing reset.

Always remember that just as we are all different, our different skins reflect the same beautiful diversity. This diversity requires a personalized and holistic approach to skin care, where your daily routine and your chosen weekly treatment work in synergy to promote your true, beautiful glow. Feel free to get in touch with our community on instagram or meta, and do ask questions to other skin nerds when you are in doubt. 

One last word, is that if you are suffering from an actual skin condition, then the best approach is always to talk to your dermatologist first, and discuss with them the ingredients you intend to try in your weekly routine.

FAQs

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Can I use glycolic acid and salicylic acid in the same weekly routine, or should I separate them?

You can use glycolic and salicylic acids in the same routine, but it's advisable to apply them on separate days to avoid over-exfoliation. This way, you can benefit from both ingredients without causing sensitivity.

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What are the benefits of incorporating a weekly retinol treatment into my skin care routine?

Retinol can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, even out skin tone, and stimulate collagen production. Using it once a week can provide these benefits while minimizing the risk of irritation.

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How should I choose a hydrating mask for my weekly skin care routine, and when is the best time to use it?

Choose a hydrating mask with ingredients like hyaluronic acid for maximum moisture retention. Using it in the evening, once a week, can be ideal for deep hydration and skin repair.

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Can I layer niacinamide with other serums or moisturizers in my weekly routine?

Yes, niacinamide is a versatile ingredient that works well with many other products. You can layer it with serums or moisturizers in your weekly routine to address specific skin concerns.

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What are the potential side effects of using ascorbic acid in my skin care routine, and how can I avoid them?

Ascorbic acid can rarely cause mild irritation. To minimize this risk, start with a lower concentration and gradually increase it in your weekly routine as your skin adjusts. Don't forget to wear sunscreen during the day.

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Can I use glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and retinol together in my weekly routine, or is that too much for my skin?

Using all three in the same routine may be too intense for some skin types. It's generally safer to stagger these ingredients throughout the week to prevent over-exfoliation and irritation.

About the Author

Souhela Ferrah
Souhela Ferrah

Researcher, mom and founder of Fields of Yarrow

Growing up in the south of France, Souhela Ferrah was surrounded by flower fields. As the daughter of a pharmacist, and with her educational background as chemist, she grew up with a strong affinity with nature and understood its power very well. Thanks to her family, her hometown and her travels around the world, she found inspiration in natural healers, herbalists and nature itself. And this was enough to motivate her to start the awarded honest skincare brand, Fields of Yarrow.
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