Essential Daily Skincare Routine for Healthy, Glowing Skin

Caring for your skin properly is key to help it look its best and stay healthy long-term. Consistently following a good skincare routine is essential. Here is an outline of the basic products and steps your daily skincare routine should include:

Daily Skincare Routine Steps

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Serum
  • Moisturizer
  • Eye Cream
  • SPF
  • weekly skin polish
  • weekly mask


Gently remove dirt, oil, and impurities with a facial cleanser suited to your skin type. Spend at least 60 seconds massaging it into your face, neck, and décolletage. Rinse well.


After cleansing, apply a toner or hydrating mist to restore your skin’s pH balance and prep it to better absorb subsequent skincare products.


Serums with active ingredients like vitamin C, retinol, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants target specific skincare concerns like fine lines, acne, dark spots, redness, and age defense. Apply them before heavier moisturizers.


Hydrate and nourish skin with a facial moisturizer suited to your skin type. Be sure to apply to the entire face, neck and chest. For the eye area, use a dedicated eye cream formulated for the delicate skin around the eyes.


Apply broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen as the last step of your skincare routine every morning. Reapply as needed throughout the day. Sun protection is essential for skin cancer prevention and anti-aging.


1-2 times per week, use a scrub or gentle chemical exfoliant before moisturizing to remove dull skin cells. Skip this step if your skin is irritated or tender in any way.


1-2 times per week, apply a treatment mask packed with nourishing or brightening ingredients. Leave on for 5-15 minutes before removing.

More Tips for an Effective Daily Skincare Routine:

  • Your “face” includes everything from your hairline down to your chest. Treat ALL of your skin, including the back of your neck.
  • Cleanse your skin no more than 2x daily and give it time to work. Spend 2-3 full minutes working it into all areas of your skin, especially the t-zone.
  • Some toners/mists are designed to be applied with a cotton pad, be sure to read the instructions.
  • Serums generally need to be fully massaged into the skin. Some are suitable to be used around the eye area too, so check the label.
  • You may use several serums to address your specific skin concerns. Check with your esthetician if its ok to “cocktail” them in your hand first to streamline application.
  • Eye cream should be applied along the orbital bone only; do not apply too close to the lash line as it may absorb into the eye membranes and cause irritation.
  • Use enough moisturizer to enable a smooth application. You should never be tugging or dragging your skin. Move the product, not your face:)
  • SPF IS NON-NEGOTIABLE. Use it EVERY day, even when it’s not sunny. SPF is about protecting your skin from radiation, not sunlight.
  • Every 3-6 weeks, schedule a professional facial treatment like a Hydrafacial or Custom Facial

Consistently taking the time to nurture your skin will lead to a healthy, youthful glow! Invest in quality skincare products suited to your skin’s needs and follow these essential daily steps. Need help building your own daily skincare routine? Contact us! The estheticians at Viriditas Beauty are here to help.

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