Do I need a skincare routine?

I've never had a skincare routine. Is it too late to start?

We've all been there—busy schedules, countless responsibilities, and the ever-elusive "me-time" that seems to slip through our fingers. With everything going on, skincare often takes a backseat. Maybe you've never established a skincare routine, or perhaps you've dabbled in it but never stuck with it. Now your skin is changing and you are wondering if it's too late to start a skincare routine.

When Is It Too Late To Start Skincare?

Is it too late to start? Absolutely not! It's never too late to begin caring for your skin. Your skin will always appreciate it, regardless of your age.

Let's debunk a common myth: Skincare is not reserved for those who started early or have flawless complexions. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Skincare is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or previous routines. Our skin is an incredible organ that constantly regenerates itself, and with the right care, it can thrive at any stage of life.

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Do I Need a Skincare Routine?

So, why should you start now? Well, think of skincare as an investment in your future self. Just like eating healthy or exercising, taking care of your skin today can lead to long-term benefits tomorrow. Plus, it's an act of self-love—an opportunity to pamper yourself and prioritize your well-being.

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The Minimal Skincare Routine: 3 Simple Steps

Now that we've established that it's never too late, let's dive into a minimal skincare routine that you can follow:


Begin and end your day by gently cleansing your skin. Choose a cleanser that suits your skin type—whether it's oily, dry, or sensitive. Look for gentle, non-stripping formulas that remove impurities without disrupting your skin's natural barrier.

Product tip: Smooth Oil to Milk Cleanser is a 3-1 cleanser that effortlessly removes any makeup, dirt and SPF. It's fortified with Nordic Oat Lipid to strengthen your skin barrier and helps prevent breakouts.


Hydration is key to healthy skin, regardless of age. After cleansing, apply a hydrating essence followed by an oil serum to lock in moisture and keep your skin supple and nourished.

Product tip: Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence combined with Glow & Revitalize Oil Serum make the perfect pair to balance and glow up your skin.


Don't forget the sunscreen! Sun damage is one of the primary causes of premature aging, so it's essential to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and apply it generously every morning, rain or shine.

Extra reading: Read our in-depth guide to building a skincare routine that works for everyone.

A minimal skincare routine step by step

Bonus Step: Face Massage or Gua Sha

Want to take your skincare routine to the next level? Incorporate a relaxing face massage or gua sha session into your regimen. Not only does it promote circulation and lymphatic drainage, but it also helps to relieve tension and stress—a win-win for both your skin and your well-being.

To get started, apply a few drops of your favorite facial oil or moisturizer to your skin. Then, using gentle pressure and upward strokes, massage your face and neck in circular motions. Alternatively, use a gua sha tool to sculpt and contour your features while promoting lymphatic drainage. Spend a few minutes each day indulging in this self-care ritual, and watch as your skin radiates with vitality.

The take-away

So, is it too late to start a skincare routine? Absolutely not! Whether you're a skincare novice or a seasoned pro, there's always room to improve and prioritize your skin's health. With a minimal skincare routine consisting of cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting, along with a touch of self-indulgent face massage or gua sha, you can embark on a journey towards healthier, more radiant skin at any age. Remember, it's never too late to invest in yourself—you deserve it!



Jenny, the founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare and holistic gua sha therapist

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