How to Build a Skincare Routine

Whether you have dry, acne-prone or oily skin, maintaining a skincare routine at home can be challenging. Skincare routines look different for everyone, depending on your skin type and lifestyle. You might think simply washing your face is enough, but protecting your skin can take a few more steps than you imagined.

Here at Focus Aesthetics, our skincare experts will develop your perfect routine with high-performing products you’ll love.

With a Personalized Routine, the Difference is Night & Day (Literally)

We often see clients make the mistake of using the same skin care routine in the morning as they do in the evening. The fact is, your skincare routine should vary from morning to evening. Even though many skincare products can be used both day and night, it is important to establish different routines for morning and night to address your different areas of concern.

Morning Routine

Your morning skincare routine should focus on protecting your skin. Start with an exfoliating cleanser to remove dead skin cells, enhancing anti-aging benefits. Then, follow with protective products, such as serums and sunblock. 

Remember that your skin is exposed to sunlight, bacteria, and even pollution throughout the day. Select a makeup brand that is multi-functional to hydrate, cover and provide an excellent barrier to protect your skin.  

Evening Routine

Your nighttime skincare routine should focus on cleansing and rejuvenation. Be sure to incorporate a gentle cleanser or cleansing oil into your evening routine. Soothing products and face oils are essential to remove sweat, makeup, and dirt. End your nighttime routine with eye cream, hydrating serum or moisturizer to prepare your skin for a new day. 

Three Must-Have Steps When Creating Your Routine

Consistency is key when maintaining a glowing and healthy complexion. Maintaining the correct order of the three must-have steps is also important to your routine. Whether you have dry skin, oily or sensitive skin, your perfect skincare routine order is cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Without these steps, your skin will not receive the protection and rejuvenation that it needs on a daily basis. 


Cleansing is a significant first step for both your morning and nighttime skincare routine. It is crucial to remove excess dirt, sweat, makeup, and bacteria. 

Not sure where to begin? Ask your Focus Aesthetics skin experts what active ingredients are best for you. For example, water-based cleansers are better for acne-prone or oily skin.


Toning balances your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. You can use a lotion, tonic, or even a cleansing oil. This step minimizes your pores and prepares your skin for a post-cleansing moisturizer. 


This final step is rehydrating your skin and reducing the chance of dryness or oiliness. Using a daily moisturizer catered to your skin type maintains your skin’s balance and provides an extra layer of protection. 

Tailoring Your Skincare Routine to YOU

Maintaining a balanced and consistent skincare routine is the key to keeping your skin healthy. It can:

  • Delay signs of aging 
  • Prevent skin spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Boost your confidence
  • Create a healthy glow
  • Improve your mental health—because when you look good, you feel good!

Our skin experts can’t emphasize enough the importance of choosing products that match your specific skin care needs. The endless amount of product options may seem overwhelming, but our professionals at Focus Aesthetics are here to help. 

We carry a number of premium skincare brands that will make you feel like the best version of yourself. We highly recommend ZO Skin Health, a medical-grade skincare line developed to achieve optimal skin health. Focus Aesthetics also offers cutting-edge products from SkinBetter Science, OBAGI, and more. 

No matter your skin type, our products and expertise will leave you feeling confident and refreshed. Speak with the experts at Focus Aesthetics to learn more about your skin type and the products we recommend to maintain it.

Book Your Skin Care Consultation

Establishing a regular skincare regimen can result in many benefits for you and your skin. If you’re not sure where to start, book your appointment today with the professionals at Focus Aesthetics to discuss your next steps. We are here to be your partner in skincare and provide you with the best treatments for long-lasting, beautiful skin.

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