A Peek at What My Natural Skincare Routine *Actually* Looks Like

Organically Becca Skincare Routine

Soooooo many people have been asking (not really 🤣)…Becca, what’s your skincare routine?! Which products do you *actually* use? So I thought it would be fun to lift the veil and share what my regimen looks like. (Spoiler alert…everything I recommend on my blog is stuff I truly use 🙄)


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Let’s address the elephant in the room. It’s no secret that as a blogger I am always trying new products and testing things out. So I’d be lying if I told you that I’ve had the same exact routine with the same exact products for months on end. It’s just not feasible as a blogger when it’s basically my job to test products and find all the best ones for you!

I do, however, value consistency and really try to respect my skin by not switching it up too frequently. So in general: the products I use may rotate, BUT I follow the same steps in my routine!

Also, sometimes I switch things up based on my mood 🤷‍♀️ or it depends on what my skin currently needs. I try to keep it simple too, instead of like a 47-step routine 😝

What works for me won’t necessarily work for you!

Sometimes I hesitate to share my routine because what works for me might not work for your skin! So please keep that in mind. You should always be listening to your skin and doing what feels best for you personally. We are all SO different!

My skin type is combination (meaning my cheeks are typically dry/normal and then I tend to get an oily t-zone). I used to struggle with severe acne and still get the occasional breakout here and there. I also don’t really have sensitive skin, so whatever I throw at it usually is fine without any reactions. And I am approaching my thirties so I am trying to be proactive about aging gracefully.

If you’d like specific help finding your own targeted skincare routine, you can book a custom green beauty consultation with me!

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So, here’s what my routine looks like in practice!

Step 1: Cleanse

Muy importante! Duh, right?! I always do a deep cleanse in the evening. If I’m wearing makeup, then I’ll use a heavier oil-based cleanser. If I’m bare-skinned, then I’ll use a cleanser that’s a little lighter and not as powerful. See here for my top picks:

Natural Cleanser Showdown: Your Guide to Organic Face Washes

In the morning, I don’t always do a deep cleanse. My skin just doesn’t feel super dirty and I’ve found that over-cleansing doesn’t work for my skin. Normally I opt for splashing my face with lukewarm water then massaging manuka honey on my face. It sounds weird, but it gently cleanses my skin without drying it out. The perfect morning pick-me-up! 🍯 If I’m lazy, I’ll simply splash with water or use toner on a reusable organic bamboo round to wipe my face.

Sunday Standard Superfood Oil-to-Milk Cleansing Balm
One of my faves, The Sunday Standard Superfood Oil-to-Milk Cleansing Balm! You can use coupon code ORGANICALLYBECCA at checkout.

Step 2: Toner

Toners are a great way to get a quick hydration boost and added skincare benefits (depending on what the ingredients are). I try to not let my face get dry from the time I cleanse to when my skincare routine is complete 💦 So after cleansing, I’ll gently pat my face to remove excess water (but not all of it!) and then spritz with a toner. Here are some I enjoy:

  • Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator: I love how fine the mist is and it smells like marshmallows!
  • Osea Mineral Mists: OSEA has two different toners, but I prefer the green Sea Minerals one which is made for more combo and blemish-prone skin! It has organic Patagonian seaweed, dead sea salt, and aloe vera to soothe skin and provide a punch of hydration.

Step 3: Serum or Moisturizer

I like to think of serums or water-based moisturizers as a little “booster” step before applying a thicker facial oil. They aren’t totally necessary in my routine but add a nice layer of cushion and potent benefits for my skin. This is where I’ll change it up depending on what my skin needs. For example…

Hyaluronic Acid: Here's Why You Need It in Your Skincare Routine Immediately

Related post: “How to Effectively Layer Skincare & Maximize the Benefits of Your Products

Step 4: Eye Cream

I always apply an eye cream at nighttime, but not always in the morning. They are an effective way to add a more targeted treatment to your delicate eye area! This can help prevent or reduce wrinkles and fine lines, as well as brighten and firm the skin. I always use my ring finger to gently tap in eye creams because you want to avoid tugging or pulling around the sensitive area. Some of my faves:

Natural Eye Creams

Step 5: Facial Oil

This might be my favorite step!! You guys know I love facial oils soooooo much and there are tons of awesome ones out there. I used to be afraid of using oils and thought they would make me breakout. Boy was I missing out because they have transformed my skin for the better! Some that I highly recommend:

Benefits of Using Organic Facial Oils (& Four Serums You’ll Wanna Try ASAP)

I don’t necessarily use a different oil for morning and nighttime, but you can. Sometimes I’ll opt for one that’s heavier at night because who DOESN’T want to look like a glazed donut before bed?! I use 3-6 drops (applied to fingertips) then gently pat the oil into my face and neck in upward and outward motions.

Step 6: Spot Treatment

I only do this at nighttime so everything can work its magic overnight. And this is only if I have a blemish forming or one that I want to heal. My favorite is definitely the Osea Corrective Complex which rolls on easily and always makes a difference when I’m breaking out! 🔴

Step 7: Jade Roll / Gua Sha / Ice Roller / Facial Cupping

Ah yes, I cannot resist a good facial tool! I have a bunch (you can never have too many! 😉) in my arsenal. I hardly ever use more than one during my routine, and I might use one in the morning and another at night. It all depends on what I’m looking to achieve!

Morning:

  • Jade roller: I keep mine in the freezer so it’s chilled. Jade rolling is amazing in the morning because it helps depuff. And I don’t know about you, but my face always feels sleepy and puffy in the morning. It’s also ideal for lymphatic drainage and boosting blood flow!
  • Ice roller: Similar to jade rolling (I also store mine in the freezer), using an ice roller helps depuff and also cools inflamed skin. Trust me, it feels SO DANG GOOD. It basically wakes your face up.

Evening:

  • Gua sha massage: I love doing gua sha at night because it helps release tension better than jade rolling does, especially around my jawline. It naturally firms skin, increases blood flow, eases tension, stimulates cell renewal, smooths out lines and wrinkles. It feels divine and so relaxing. You can use coupon code ORGANICALLYBECCA for a discount!
  • Facial cupping: These are small silicone cups that suction to skin and relieve tension. You lightly glide them around and they literally suck the clenched, tense feeling right out of your face. I especially love how these feel around my jaw and between my eyebrows. This is more of a special treatment and I don’t do it more than once a week.

Related post: “6 Simple Facial Tools for Clear, Glowing Skin

Step 8: Sunscreen

Okay don’t yell at me but I don’t wear sunscreen on my face every day 😬 I do when I know I’m going to be outside for an extended period of time though, or I’ll wear a hat. In general, sunscreen should be applied last after your skincare routine in the morning. I like to think of it as a makeup step in a way. Sometimes it’s a little tricky because lotions can contain SPF, but typically they are something that you apply as the last step 🧴 I also like to wait a few minutes after applying a facial oil, before applying SPF, to let it all sink in!

There are a couple of mineral sunscreens and tinted moisturizers I really like that contain sun protection:

8 Best Tinted Mineral Sunscreens & Moisturizers to Protect Your Pretty Face

Weekly: Mask & Exfoliate

Alright, listen up because I don’t want to confuse you! Exfoliation is key for smooth and healthy skin, and there are so many benefits to masking. It’s good to be aware that there can be a crossover between the two (some face masks, for example, also act as exfoliators!). So I really try to be cognizant of which masks and exfoliation techniques I’m using throughout the week so I don’t overdo it. You don’t want to be too rough on your skin! I typically mask or exfoliate once a week or when I can tell that my skin feels patchy and has some buildup.

I like to do these treatments at night so then my skin can rest overnight. Also, some masks or exfoliators will temporarily make your skin more sensitive to the sun. You should apply masks to clean skin, and some exfoliators can be used in tandem with a cleanser. Capisce? Now, let’s look at some of my go-to’s:

Related post: “Are You Over-Exfoliating? 5 Totally Natural, Gentle Facial Exfoliators Your Skin Will LOVE

Bi-Weekly: Dermaroll (Microneedle)

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I’m obsessed with dermarolling! A derma roller is a tool with tiny needles (not as scary as it sounds, trust me) that slightly punctures the skin. In turn, your skin absorbs products so much better and also sends a signal to your skin to repair and boost collagen. I originally started doing this for acne scarring but now continue to do it for wrinkles, fine lines, and overall complexion! I try to roll every other week but usually go longer in between.

Read more: “How to Microneedle at Home: Get Rid of Scars & Wrinkles [Free Guide / Video Tutorial]

Monthly: Dermaplane

You can totally do this more than once a month, but I’m kind of lazy and also don’t feel the need to do it more often. It’s face shaving! 🪒 I do it to remove peach fuzz, dead skin, and to get an awesome exfoliation. No, your hair will not grow back thicker or darker. I just LOVE how my makeup applies when my face is shaved and smooth. I prefer to use this dermaplane razor. It’s truly the best!

Read more: “Face Shaving 101: Everything You Need to Know About Dermaplaning Safely at Home


To Summarize My Routine…

  • Cleanse
  • Tone
  • Serum or Moisturizer
  • Eye Cream
  • Facial Oil
  • Spot Treatment
  • Jade Roll / Gua Sha / Ice Roller / Facial Cupping
  • Sunscreen
  • Weekly: Mask & Exfoliate
  • Bi-Weekly: Dermaroll
  • Monthly: Dermaplane

Now tell me, what does YOUR skincare routine look like? I always love hearing what other people do that works for them! Or let me know if my routine inspired you to try something new. Thanks for reading!

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Written by: Becca

Becca is a blogger, wife, and dog mom living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Having seen firsthand the benefits of switching to a natural lifestyle herself, she's passionate about helping women make the switch to clean beauty products, organic skincare, and a holistic way of life (without the stress of being perfect about it!).

3 comments on “A Peek at What My Natural Skincare Routine *Actually* Looks Like”

  1. Do you ever double cleanse? I have been reading some interesting articles about doing an oil cleanse then a deeper cleanse at night.

    1. I don’t usually double cleanse! I would be more likely to if I used regular oil cleansers, but the ones I use are usually rinseable, so I don’t feel like they leave a residue.

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