4 Step Skincare Routine For WFH Mom

As a mom, having healthy and glowing skin is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. Not only does it make you look beautiful but it also boosts your confidence! However, creating and following a skincare routine is not always easy; sometimes confusing products with multiple steps can get in the way. But have no fear – we’ve put together this helpful guide to help show you how to create an effective skincare routine in four simple steps. With this knowledge, enjoy fruitful results from your hard work!

What is a Skincare Routine?

A skincare routine is a systematic process that involves using various skincare products in a specific order, consistently over time, to maintain and enhance the health and appearance of your skin.

It primarily includes four steps: cleansing, toning, treating, and moisturizing. Each action targets different skin needs, ensuring that your skin receives comprehensive care.

Starting with removing dirt and impurities, restoring pH balance, addressing specific skin concerns, and finally hydrating and protecting the skin, a well-rounded skincare routine is integral to maintaining your skin’s overall health and vitality.

Are All Skincare Routines the Same?

Well, generally, skincare routines are the same, to make sure you receive the right results for your goals, you need to follow the steps. Following the routine will prepare you for the next steps ahead, for example, toning your skin will exfoliate your skin and help your skin absorb products in the next steps ahead.

The difference between everyone is the brand and type of products they use. This may vary depending on the type of skin you have.

Different Types of Skins

Everyone is unique, and so is the skin! Like us mothers, we all can agree on one issue that we have to face and that is our aging skin, but that does not mean we have the same skin types.

Here are the 5 different skin types that vary differently for each person:

  • Normal skin
  • Dry skin
  • Oily/ Acne-prone skin
  • Combination skin
  • Sensitive skin

The reason different type of skin exists is due to many factors including genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices. It’s important to identify your skin type so you can use the right products that will fit into your skincare routine!

4 Step Skincare Routine

Step 1: Cleanse Your Skin!

Make sure your hands are clean (you can wash your hands first) and then take a pea size of your cleanser onto your damp hands. Massage the cleanser on your face in circular motions and rinse with lukewarm water.

Cleanse Your Skin

Why should you cleanse?

Cleansing is a foundational and essential step in any effective skincare routine. It serves as the cornerstone of healthy skin by removing dirt, impurities, excess oil, and pollutants that accumulate on the skin’s surface throughout the day. Failure to cleanse properly can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and a dull complexion. Moreover, a clean canvas enhances the efficacy of subsequent skincare products, allowing serums, moisturizers, and treatments to penetrate the skin more effectively.

There are many cleansers to choose from out there and it can be confusing but remember moms, I talked to you about the skin types, so take that into consideration when choosing your cleanse partner in the future. A gentle but effective cleanser will help remove makeup, dirt, sweat, and bacteria from pores, whiteheads, blackheads, and other impurities without irritating or drying out your skin.

Step 2: Apply Toner.

Toner is the next step in your routine! Take the toner of your choice and pour a few drops onto a cotton pad, until it soaks up most of the cotton pad, then gently wipe the cotton pad on your entire face.


Make sure your hardworking hands are clean! Pour a few drops of toner on your hands and gently and swiftly pad the liquid onto your face, keep patting your face until eventually, your skin absorbs the toner.

Apply a toner

Why should you use Toner?

Toners are designed to restore balance to your skin’s natural pH levels, which can be disrupted during cleansing. By balancing your skin’s pH, it becomes more resistant to bacteria and other microorganisms. Second, toners can provide additional cleansing, removing any residual makeup or grime that your cleanser may have missed. More importantly, toners prep your skin to absorb the benefits of the treatments you will apply next.

They act as a primer for your skin, allowing it to better absorb the benefits of your serums and moisturizers. Also, toners can contain specific ingredients to address particular skin issues, like hydration for dry skin, oil control for oily skin, or soothing components for sensitive skin. Always ensure to choose a toner that’s best suited for your skin type and skin concerns.

Step 3: Hydrate Your Skin with a Moisturizer.

It’s time to move on to moisturizing your skin after toning. Take the size of a pea and apply it all over your face and neck in circular motions. Remember, a little goes a long way, you don’t need much.

Why should you use moisturizer?

Moisturizers are essential for keeping your skin hydrated, plump, and youthful. By replenishing the skin’s natural moisture barrier, moisturizers prevent water loss and help retain hydration, thereby preventing dryness, flakiness, and irritation. Additionally, a well-moisturized skin barrier is better equipped to defend against environmental stressors and pollutants.

Whether your skin type is oily, dry, or combination, incorporating a suitable moisturizer into your regimen supports overall skin resilience, leaving it supple, radiant, and better prepared to face daily challenges.

Step 4: Apply SPF!

Depending on you, you can stop your skincare at step 3, however, I think step 4 is as important as the other step specifically during the daytime when you are exposed to the sun.

Pick the sunscreen of your choice (the higher the SPF, the better) and apply an adequate amount on your skin in a circular motion. It is important that you cover a large portion of your face with sunscreen as much as possible, to protect it from the sun.

Apply sunscreen

What is the importance of sunscreen?

Sunscreen stands as a crucial linchpin in any effective skincare routine, exerting a powerful shield against the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can accelerate skin aging, cause sunburn, and increase the risk of skin cancer. By applying sunscreen daily, you provide your skin with a critical defense mechanism, helping to prevent sunburn, hyperpigmentation, and the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers that lead to wrinkles and sagging.

Regardless of skin type or weather conditions, incorporating sunscreen into your routine safeguards your skin’s long-term health and preserves its youthful appearance. It’s a proactive investment in maintaining skin integrity, reducing the chances of sun-induced damage, and ensuring that your skin stays resilient and radiant over time.

The Benefits of Having a Skincare Routine

Improved Skin Health

Having a skincare routine can help to improve the health of your skin in a number of ways. Regularly cleansing and moisturizing your skin helps to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Additionally, using products that contain active ingredients such as retinol or hyaluronic acid can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Reduced Stress

Having a skincare routine can also help to reduce stress levels. Taking time out of your day to focus on yourself and your skin can be very calming, as it allows you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Additionally, taking care of your skin can give you a sense of accomplishment as you watch your skin become healthier over time.

Improved Confidence

Having a skincare routine can also help to boost your confidence levels. When you take the time to care for your skin, it will look better and more radiant, which can make you feel more confident about how you look. Additionally, having clear skin is often associated with youthfulness and beauty, so having a good skincare routine may make you feel more attractive overall.

Better Makeup Application

Lastly, having a skincare routine can help to improve the application of makeup as well. When your skin is healthy and well-cared for, makeup will go on smoother and last longer throughout the day. Additionally, having healthy skin makes it easier for makeup products such as foundation or concealer to blend seamlessly into the skin without looking cakey or patchy


We hope mothers and everyone who has read this article can now better understand the importance of having a skincare routine. Although creating and sticking to one may be tough, especially at first, the long-term benefits are well worth it. It’s important to note that your skincare routine doesn’t have to be expensive – choosing budget-friendly products doesn’t mean sacrificing effectiveness! The key is finding a routine and products that work best for your skin type. Ultimately, with dedication, consistency, and the use of high-quality products, you will achieve healthier-looking skin. So get ready moms, and start the journey of making yourself beautiful from within with your own tailored skincare routine today.

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How often should I cleanse my face?

It’s generally recommended to cleanse your face twice a day – once in the morning and once at night – to remove impurities, excess oil, and makeup.

Do I need to moisturize if I have oily skin?

Yes, moisturizing is important for all skin types, including oily skin. Opt for a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer to maintain a balanced complexion.

How long does it take to see results from a new skincare routine?

Results can vary, but most people start noticing improvements in their skin within a few weeks of consistent use of their new routine.

Can I skip sunscreen on cloudy days or during the winter?

No, UV rays can penetrate clouds and windows, so it’s essential to wear sunscreen year-round to protect your skin from cumulative sun damage.

Should I exfoliate my skin? How often?

Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, promoting a smoother complexion. Depending on your skin type, exfoliate 1-3 times a week using gentle exfoliants to avoid over-exfoliation.

How long should I wait between applying different skincare products?

Waiting 1-2 minutes between layers allows products to absorb properly. However, this can vary based on the specific products you’re using.

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