Starting & Finishing Your Day With Self-Care

When I started my freelance career, I would immediately sit at my desk in the morning, and at the end of the day, I went straight from my desk to bed. Over the course of the time, it seemed as if I only ever did client-work. I felt stagnant – personally and professionally.

That’s when I started to make daily small changes to find balance and take care of myself. I started with my skincare routine. As a stay-at-home freelancer, my makeup-free days are numerous. But, sans-makeup does not mean I’m not taking care of my skin.

Each morning and evening, I pamper myself for ten minutes. This routine refreshes and energizes me in the morning, and relaxes and calms me in the evening.

Typically, I have oily skin (both a blessing and a challenge). My skin changed with the move to California – it gets dry. Therefore, my morning and night skincare routine focuses on restoring balance to my face.

10-Minute Daily Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

Using Oils with Oily Skin

A few years ago, Laurie convinced me that I should not be scared of oils. Until that point, I had always been conscious of using oil-free products. My skin would go from extremes – very dry after cleansing to slick and oily within hours. Once I made the switch to use gentler products, my skin and breakouts cleared up.

Morning Skincare Routine

Before I workout each morning, I splash my face with cold water to wake up. After I workout, I shower and go through a quick 5-minute application of the following:

Evening Skincare Routine

The day’s activities, madness layer on my face throughout the day. I love the feeling of going to bed with a clean face. This routine takes a little bit longer if I do a mask, but I’m usually multitasking.

That’s it – 15 or 20 minutes each day that I dedicate to myself and my self-care. It sounds really simple – wash your face – but the process is very meditative and restorative.

Do you have a nightly skincare regime? What products do you love?

  • Meet Lindsay Humes

    Hi! I’m the designer and owner behind White Oak Creative. I partner with creative entrepreneurs, lifestyle publishers and content creators to design the best brand identity to grow their audience and brand. My blog is full of resources on Branding, WordPress, SEO, and more!

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    3 thoughts on “Starting & Finishing Your Day With Self-Care

    1. Jan Limark

      My skin’s state alternates every single day. Some days my skin is oily, then other days, it is so dry (but not so much). I just love posts like these; it shows the human behind your biz. Keep blogging Lindsay!

      All the Best,
      Jan Limark | Brotherly Creative

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