Happy Friday! In today’s post, I am sharing with you how to build a solid skincare routine. Generally, having a skincare routine allows you to boost your self-esteem, indulge in daily meditative and mindful exercise, and allow your skin to look its best! In this post, I share with you all of my tips to create a skincare routine that will be effective and good for your skin’s health.

If you want to know how to build a solid skincare regimen, then keep on reading. Don’t forget to check out my previous post: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VITAMIN C.

How To Build A Solid Skincare Routine

How to build a solid skincare routine
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Figure out your skin type

The first step to building a good and effective skincare routine is to determine which skin type you have. That will allow you to choose the right products and know what to deal with in general. For instance, you do not want to buy a cleanser that is meant for oily skin when you have dry skin. That is only going to make your skin drier and may damage it in the long term. Generally, there are 4 types of skins: normal, oily, combination, and dry. It’s basically like a spectrum and your skin can vary, going strongly on one side of the spectrum versus on the other side. For example, I have combination skin that leans towards the dry side of the spectrum. Your skin can also be acne-prone or sensitive (I am both, love that!) but I would consider those as more concerns than types of skins.

Pinpoint your skin concerns

The second step is to figure out what are your skin concerns, especially those you want to target first. My main one is acne, hyperpigmentation, and dryness. Moreover, I know that my skin barrier can get damaged easily hence, I always try to find morning serums to deal with that. By knowing what your skin needs, it will be easier to find ingredients or products that are appropriate for you. Like I mentioned above, you can “suffer” from different types of skin issues, like eczema, oiliness, acne, dullness, and so forth. In order to deal with those issues, you can make your research about different ingredients and you can try out different products to see which ones work best for you.

Start with the essentials

The next step is to first focus on the essentials then build your routine from there. Having a strong base will help you manage better your regimen, know more about your skin and allow you to add the treatments that you feel you need.

A skincare routine should consist of a cleanser, that is meant to remove any excess oil and dirt on your skin, a moisturizer, that is meant to moisturize, and sunscreen, which is meant to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. After that, you can add an exfoliating toner (to remove dead skin cells), a hydrating toner, or a treatment serum (which is filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients).

Know your ingredients

Knowing your ingredients is what will help you target your skin concerns, keep your skin barrier healthy and keep your skincare regimen minimal and effective. There’s no one way to learn about ingredients but basically, it’s all about making your research. Sometimes, I stay hours in front of my laptop figuring out which product with which ingredient is better for my skin. Niacinamide is one ingredient I love to preserve in my skincare regimen because it targets many concerns I have. It’s ideal for acne, hyperpigmentation, and to repair my skin barrier. Nowadays, there are so many youtube channels and bloggers who share their knowledge in skincare. So it’s relatively easy to find information and get educated in skincare.

Consistency is key

The final step to building a good skincare routine is consistency. No beauty product can offer instant results. Skincare takes time and seeing good results takes longer. The key is to stay consistent in order to see results but also to keep your skin barrier healthy because changing routines all the time can be damaging, especially if you’re not an expert.

How To Build A Solid Skincare Routine

Now, I hope you found this post helpful and informative. Knowing how to build a skincare routine is so important to keep your skin happy and healthy. Don’t forget to give this post a ‘like’ and to subscribe to my blog to not miss any of my future posts related to beauty, lifestyle, and wellness! 


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  1. August 8, 2021 / 5:52 pm

    I need to work on my evening skincare routine, the moisturiser I use is nice but the scent is awful so I feel like it takes away from the relaxing moment

  2. Julia | Apostrophe S
    August 10, 2021 / 4:52 pm

    I just used up my Niacinamide serum and I’ll definitely be repurchasing. It has transformed my skin. Lovely read!

    • Joy🌻
      August 11, 2021 / 11:07 am

      it’s such a wonderful ingredient! thank you so much 🤍🤍

  3. August 11, 2021 / 10:59 am

    Such a helpful post. I’ve been pretty particular and religious with my skincare routine, growing up, I didn’t have the clearest skin so it’s always been a priority of mine to take good care of it!

    • Joy🌻
      August 11, 2021 / 11:06 am

      Thank you, I’m glad it is!! and yes same here, as a teenager, had a lot of acne which affected a lot my self-esteem. Skincare was my solution

  4. nadaliebardo
    August 12, 2021 / 10:37 am

    Love these tips! You really have to know what type of skin you have and what products will work for you. Lots of trail and error in my experience.

    • Joy🌻
      August 19, 2021 / 10:19 am

      yess exactly. It took my a while to understand what my skin needed but now that I know, it’s doing so much better!!

  5. Bella
    August 12, 2021 / 11:47 am

    I for sure need to work on my skin care routine, I use the same thing on my face at night as I do in the morning!!

    • Joy🌻
      August 19, 2021 / 10:18 am

      I think having a simple and minimalist routine is great, especially if your skin likes it.

  6. August 13, 2021 / 10:29 pm

    My downfall is that I am NOT consistent 🙁

    • Joy🌻
      August 19, 2021 / 10:18 am

      that was mine a couple of years ago. I used to change products every week. My skin did not like it!

  7. August 15, 2021 / 5:05 am

    Definitely informative and helpful post. I think that consistency is so important, it took me quite a long time to get into skin care routine. Now that I have routine, my skin looks better than it ever did. Beautiful post. xx

    • Joy🌻
      August 19, 2021 / 10:17 am

      That’s wonderful! thanks for passing by 😊✨