How To Create a Personalized Beauty Routine

July 19, 2023

Everybody is unique and has particular requirements for personal hygiene products. In order to look your best and create a beauty routine that works for you, you will need to consider your individual attributes. A great way to get started is by focusing on the current needs of your skin, hair, and nails. 


Caring for skin can be difficult due to the many factors that affect skin—moisture, pollution, nutrition, and more. However, in many cases, a gentle cleanser is the best place to begin. For example, dry or sensitive skin may benefit from a paraben-free cleansing milk that can provide up to 24 hours of hydration after a single use. Individuals with oily skin may need a facial cleanser specifically designed to wash away excess oil. Although facial skin may require a specialized cleanser, it is equally important to care for the skin on the rest of your body. Choose a product that washes away dirt and sweat without being harsh or drying.  

In addition to cleansers, moisturizers and sunscreen are essential to a healthy skincare routine. Fortunately, there are numerous options on the market today. For moisturizers, many individuals appreciate a light-weight option for daytime and a thicker cream for evening. Some daytime facial moisturizers have built-in sunscreen, but it’s always a good idea to have standalone sunscreen on hand so that you can apply as needed. Don’t forget to utilize long-sleeved clothing and hats for extra sun protection. 


As with selecting skin care products, there are a variety of factors that go into choosing a shampoo. Keep your unique hair type in mind. There are formulas designed specifically for curly hair, oily hair, color-treated hair, and sensitive scalps. Don’t be afraid to mix and match shampoo and conditioners. For example, you may need shampoo for oily hair and benefit from a conditioner designed for curls. In addition to finding the right products, you will also need to find a schedule that works for you. Some individuals wash their hair daily, and others wash once or twice a week. It may take trial and error to find the best routine for you. 

For some individuals, hair care involves more than shampoo and conditioner. Heat tools, styling products, and hair color can all play an important role. A heat protectant spray can prevent damage from heat styling. Sprays, gels, and other products can help you create your ideal style. Hair color from the drugstore can look great if you know what works for you, but a professional stylist may be helpful to individuals who are unsure of what they want.  


When planning a beauty routine, it can be easy to overlook nails. However, neat and healthy nails can function as a great finishing touch. Make sure your clippers are clean and sharp. Keep nails shaped with an emery board. Consider using a strengthening treatment, such as a keratin clear coat. When moisturizing your hands, make sure to work some lotion into your nails for an extra boost of hydration. You can also use a nail buffer to smooth ridges and increase shine. Avoid chewing your nails and picking at the surrounding skin. These habits can be very difficult to break, but doing so is essential for nail health. It may help to replace nail-biting with another habit, such as chewing gum or playing with a fidget toy. 

Although visiting a nail salon can be a fun treat, doing so is not necessary to keep your nails in top shape. If you decide to have your nails professionally treated, make sure you visit a hygienic salon. Ask how the tools are cleaned. See if your health department has any information about local salons. Read reviews online and ask for recommendations from friends. 

Properly caring for skin, hair, and nails creates a firm foundation for an effective beauty routine. With this foundation in place, you can experiment with makeup, manicures, and hair styles to express your unique beauty and personal style. 


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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