The lazy girls guide on how to build a perfect skincare routine

Hey Ladies

Almost every woman no matter what age has some kind of skincare issue or struggle unless your name is Blake Lively or such. But for us normal humans we may battle with blemishes, wrinkles or excessive oil at times, nonetheless thanks to certain products geared for your skin type and a strict routine we can come close to perfection. I learned that some of us don’t even have a skincare routine, simply because they are too lazy or don’t know where to start. I am here to show you how it’s done:)

The lazy girls guide on how to build a perfect skin care routine

With so many products to choose from, it’s sometimes difficult to find which facial formula works best. Start by getting to know your skin type. Oily, combination, dry or normal. Once you know what your skin is like you can learn to treat it in the best way possible.

Dry skin is flaky, scaly, or rough.
Oily skin is shiny, greasy, and may have big pores.
Combination skin is dry in some areas and oily in others e.g. (forehead, nose, and chin).
Normal skin is balanced, clear, and not sensitive.

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Step 1: Cleaning

You don’t need 10 different cleansers or buy some fancy, expensive product that promises a thousand things. Trust me, i have been there. You just need to find skincare that works for you. Choose a simple one that removes the dirt and makeup. I love Clinique liquid facial soap which comes in a pump bottle and it really does a great job at removing all excess oil and makeup. I also like to use an oil cleanser sometimes, which is great also for oily skin! ( if you strip off all your oil with too much cleaning, your skin will just produce even more oil which results in pimples) Use plenty of water to rinse your face, best is to use a washcloth to really get all the dirt off. If you find your skin gets irritated in any way, try a different cleanser.

Step 2: Clarifying

A step that is so often skipped. Using a toner after you clean your face preps your skin to be more receptive to hydration and moisturizer. So in order to get the best effect of your product, use a toner like this one before applying. It removes extra oil, makes your face less shiny, and helps to keep your skin clean. Sometimes you will need a more soothing toner if your skin is irritated or dry. Try this one.

Step 3: Moisturizing

End your routine with applying moisturizer. Depending on your skin type you should choose the best formula possible. Moisturizer blocks the pores and hydrates your skin throughout the day and night. Hydration is essential for healthy, balanced, clear skin no matter the skin type.

Cream Best for dry skin or skins in dry climate ( try this one )
Lotion Best for dry to dry/ combination skin. ( Try this one )
Gel Best for oilier skin, or acne prone skin. ( try this one )


 All About Acne

Since i was a teenager i have been battling breakouts. Now that i am a mom and 24 years old i am still struggling and it’s not fun! So if you are way past your teen years but still have this issue you’re not alone. The warmer months are especially bad for those of us blessed with excessively oily skin, as the added moisture in the air is a recipe for skin disaster. I try to stay clear of any cream moisturizers and focus on products with salicylic acid. Cleansers that contain glycolic or salicylic acid prevent breakouts, too. Once a week i use a cleansing mask or mud mask to get all that dirt out of my pores.

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Needless to say, every routine needs a switch here and there. Your regular 3-step skin care system may not be a year-round deal. Season change and climate change will have an effect on your skincare routine.
Now to you: What are your skincare issues? Are you battling with acne? If yes which product stood out to you in that process? Any tips for the best skin possible?
*Thank you Clinique for sponsoring this post, all opinions and statements are my own
Keep your comments coming
Love, Toby


  1. July 27, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    Brilliant products and I use the same in my regular skincare routine

    • Toby
      July 28, 2016 / 12:58 am

      yay! i love clinique skincare, so simple and easy xx

    • Toby
      July 28, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      thank you jessica happy thursday x

    • Toby
      July 28, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      thank you girl x

  2. July 28, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Girl, I just went through a redo of my skin care routine. Wish I would’ve seen this before I went to Sephora..however, I’m loving the products that I got! Thank you for the tips!

    xo, Amanda |

    • Toby
      July 28, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      oh good for you! what products did you buy?

  3. July 28, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I used to think I had normal skin but I have combination skin so the products I was using dried out my skin! It was terrible. I literally just switched to clinique and its worked wonders on my skin!
    Thanks for sharing love and such great tips!
    Kat | Delirium Style

    • Toby
      July 28, 2016 / 3:49 pm

      oh wow! i too have a combination skin which is hard since your not sure where to use what. But i am glas clinique helped i love it xx hugs

  4. Roselyn Weaver
    July 28, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Great post Toby! I always love your beauty posts! Thanks for sharing. I love Clinique! xo, Roselyn

    • Toby
      August 3, 2016 / 3:05 pm

      aww thank you roselyn, mwa

  5. July 28, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    My skin care routine is ever changing! I do love all the products you mentioned. I do like the fact that Clinique does not use fragrance, as I have sensitive skin.

    • Toby
      August 3, 2016 / 3:05 pm

      yes they are paraben free and have very little chemicals. i love the clean, no fuss feeling of it. x

  6. July 28, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Clinique was the first company that taught me how to take care of my skin many years ago! I feel like they were way ahead of their time and now every makeup company out there has their own line of skin care regime.

    • Toby
      August 3, 2016 / 3:04 pm

      yes they are one those brands that brought skincare to the surface i love the no fuss products xx

  7. July 28, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Such a great post girl! I needed that reminder to use a clarifying toner. I always forget and I definitely notice a difference when I do.

    Beautiful photos as well! I love it!

    • Toby
      July 29, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      yes i have to remind myself as well. but it really has an effect xx

  8. July 29, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I would LOVE to try the Blue Clay I need that in my life, right now I am all about Skin Ceuticals, I love the Vitamin E serum! Great picks!

    • Toby
      July 29, 2016 / 2:31 pm

      thank you courtney! happy weekend x

  9. July 29, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Definitely skip the clarifying step too often! I need to get better about taking care of my face- you make it sound much simplier than I feel like it is!:)

    • Toby
      July 29, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      i know sometimes it feels like you need a thousand products but in reality all you need is simple 3 steps. now that you know its as simple as this i am sure youl be great:)

  10. July 29, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    This is a great post! It can be overwhelming to find the right combination of products that work best. I am a faithful clinique user and love their cleansing 3 step products. xo Jana

    • Toby
      August 3, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      once you try clinique you are definitely hooked xx

    • Toby
      July 29, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      thank you kait your so kind as usual xx mwa

    • Toby
      July 29, 2016 / 7:48 pm

      thank you mary for reading! happy weekend

  11. July 29, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    This was an amazing post to read!! I myself have excessive oily skin!! Especially when it’s humid!!! So this helps alot!! Thanks for these step by step instructions!! Now I have to find the right product for me!! Definetly look at the few you suggested!!

    Hugs & Love

    • Toby
      July 29, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      you will definitely love clinique! i see a great difference for the better once i started using them xx

  12. July 29, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try the Clinique Skin Care Line! Definitely need to check it out!

    • Toby
      July 29, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      you should! it wont disappoint! and i have tried many many products lol

  13. July 29, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Love your tips! I just started using the clinique 3 step system and I already love it!!

    • Toby
      July 29, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      wow thats great i love it too xx

    • Toby
      August 3, 2016 / 2:21 pm

      lol its my favorite as well, hugs

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