The 28 Day Rule: Why Good Skincare Takes Time

Why Good Skincare Takes Time

Hold up, we're not waxing philosophical on an apocalypse movie here. We're diving into the skincare world and why patience is key when it comes to reaping the benefits of a new routine.

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We get it, instant results from a shiny new product sounds dreamy. But let's burst that bubble right away. A skin glow-up isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. Don't expect miracles overnight or even within a week.

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Sorry to be the bearer of tough love, but we're not here to sell you a fairytale. Sure, some products might make your skin feel smooth in a jiffy, but they're just scratching the surface.


So, what's with the 28-day spiel?

Let's have a quick crash course!
Your skin is made up of three layers:

- Epidermis (the top and outer layer)
- Dermis (the deeper layer)
- Hypodermis (the bottom layer that connects to muscles & bone)

When we're chatting skin and skin care, we're mainly going to focus on the Epidermis as it's the layer we can see and it's what we apply our products too.

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The Epidermis being our main player is made upย of four layers and consists of three different cells. The main cells are called keratinocytes.ย 

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The other two cells are melanocytes, which make the pigment melanin and gives skin its colour. And Langerhans cells which only make up about 2-4% of the epidermis.

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So, back to keratinocytes... these cells start life at the bottom, journey upwards, and eventually harden, ready to be shed.

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Why the hardening, you ask? Well, your body's pretty smart. It armours itself with a layer of dead cells to safeguard the living ones underneath.

Still with me? Cool


It takes these keratinocytes about 4 weeks (28 days, remember?) to complete their journey from the bottom to the top. Hence, the brand-new cells that have been soaking up all your skincare goodness will finally make their grand appearance...28 days later!


So, the next time you're eagerly eyeing a new product or hoping to see a dramatic transformation when you wake up, take a chill pill. Good things take time, and your skin is no exception. Trust us, it's worth the wait.

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Lucy (she/her)
Skiin Days Founder and Friendly Neighbourhood Skin Specialist
Your best skin days are yet to come
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