The Science Behind a Weekly Skincare Routine: How It Works and Why It Matters

  • October 30, 2023
  • 3 Minutes

Cleansing, toning, serum, facial oil/treatment, moisturizer, and SPF are all words that have become a part of your daily life. Today, I want to talk about a few extra steps that you might or might not have heard about. These are the recommended steps for a weekly skincare routine to ensure that you’re getting everything you can from your wellness regime.

The Skin and its Renewal cycle

Let’s strip it down to basics: our skin is a multi-layered marvel, far more complicated than meets the eye. The outermost epidermis acts as a shield to protect the inner, more delicate layers. The dermis houses the essential structures to replenish and renew the skin. Each layer works harmoniously to safeguard and rejuvenate our skin.

How does Skin’s Renewal Cycle work

Our skin is a pro at renewal. Think of it as an ongoing shedding process where old cells are pushed away to make room for fresh, young ones. This perpetual renewal dance keeps our skin consistently youthful. Many factors can slow down, pause, or even damage this natural process. Environmental stressors, such as free radicals and, sunlight, and aging, can affect how our skin replenishes itself. This is where a skincare routine becomes important. It gives our skin the necessary nutrient boost and helps tear away dead cells, facilitating the process.

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The Elements of a Weekly Skincare Routine

Now, let’s understand the effects of a well-calibrated weekly skincare routine and your skin’s intrinsic renewal rhythm. When you commit to a weekly regimen that includes the following elements, you’re essentially forming a synergic alliance that optimizes your skin’s self-repair mechanisms.


Exfoliation serves as a broom, sweeping away the debris of dead cells. I always recommend using a gentle exfoliator 2-3 times a week (depending on your skin type) rather than a harsh one.

Facial Masks

I’m sure you’ve tried, at least once in your life, a face mask. The results can be seen moments after applying it. Masks offer a concentrated boost of nutrients that can deeply nourish the skin. For example, this Rosegel & Mulberry Mask has a powerful formula that improves hydration of the skin, but it also helps to reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation, delivering a brighter, more youthful, radiant complexion.

Intense Hydration

Rosegel & Mulberry

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.

Weekly Serums

With lightweight and super-effective formulas, serums are your weekly ally. They are a great way to do some targeted treatment. The top 3 serums I recommend on a weekly basis are:

Vitamin C treatment

Vitamin C does wonders on the skin. It helps to brighten it, reducing dark spots and evening out your skin tone. It also protects against free radicals. Made with a powerhouse blend of ingredients, our C-COMPLEX drops are packed with natural antioxidants that help guard against environmental damage.

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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.

Oil Cleansing Reset

A weekly oil cleansing reset is ideal for bringing your skin back to its natural functions. It’s like resetting your computer when it stops working.


A form of Vitamin A that is renowned for its ability to promote skin renewal, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and improve skin texture.


If you want to understand better each of the following elements and get examples of how to implement them into your weekly routine, check out the article How to Achieve a Glowing Complexion with a Weekly Skincare Routine

How They Get the Job Done

Behind the scenes, these ingredients are working together to make you glow. Some shield your skin from environmental enemies, while others hydrate, plump, and brighten up its texture. A properly curated weekly skincare routine can make a huge difference in how you look and feel daily.

The Importance of Consistency and Compliance

Imagine your skincare routine as a commitment, much like a fitness regimen. Consistency is the name of the game; the more devoted you are, the greater the results. Even in the face of life’s inevitable challenges, your commitment to your routine will bring forth a glow that radiates the rewards of dedication.

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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