How To Create A Beauty Ritual That Sparks Joy

By now, you’ve probably KonMari’d your closet, your garage and your kitchen, right? But what about your beauty routine? Having a simple, streamlined beauty ritual each day and night that sparks joy is just as important as what is in your closet. I encourage you to really put some thought into this before throwing anything away or purchasing anything new.

Start with a list

Sometimes, we have more products than we really need and it just leads to clutter and expired products. Start by making a list of all of your absolutely must-have skincare products. Check out our skincare order guide if you need some help getting started! Maybe you have something specialized for different skincare issues? Add them to the list. At the very minimum, you should have a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, facial oil and sunscreen. Once you have everything on your list that is a “must-have,” it’s easier to conquer and divide.

Haven’t used it? Toss it!

If you haven’t used it in the past 3 months, it’s time to toss it. Skincare items have a certain shelf life, but if you aren’t using those pretty jars on your shelf, they are just taking up space. Creating a beauty ritual that sparks joy starts with a space that feels clean and organized, so get rid of anything that’s cluttering up your area.

Divide and conquer

Have multiples of each product? I know it’s easy to wind up with multiple moisturizers and 10 different types of serums. Line up all of your products left after tossing the unused ones, and ask yourself if it makes you feel good. Are you excited to use it each morning or night? Or maybe it’s a special mask you love and can’t wait to apply each Sunday night? Even if you’ve used it in the past 3 months, if it doesn’t “spark joy,” it’s time to let it go.

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Things to consider

If you’re finding holes in your skincare line up, consider what type of products you enjoy. Are you more gel-based or cream-based? Scented or unscented? I have an affinity for rose-scented products and always feel a little burst of happiness when I apply those. The truth is, there are so many skincare products out there, you can probably find whatever it is you’re longing for. Don’t have a minty gel-based cleanser? I guarantee you can find one.

OK, on to the fun stuff

Now that you have your arsenal of products, you can catalogue how and where you’re going to store them. You just did all this work, you can’t shove everything back into a drawer! Shopping for beauty storage might be just as much fun as shopping for beauty products themselves. The more organized your products are, the easier your routine will be.


Pamper yourself

Think about all the things that you use during your daily beauty ritual that you’ve never really considered upgrading. We use washcloths, headbands to keep hair off our face when cleansing, cotton pads and more. Are the ones you’re using sparking joy? If not, it’s time for an upgrade.


Consider all the senses

What makes you feel your best when you’re performing your beauty ritual each day? Do you like to listen to music? Maybe you enjoy burning your favorite candle? If you’re just running into the bathroom and throwing water on your face, I can guarantee you no joy shall be sparked. Make this quality YOU time, even if your routine only takes a few minutes. You can still squeeze in one song in a few minutes, so get a cute Bluetooth speaker for your bathroom and blast your favorite tunes.

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With a streamlined stash of products that make you feel your best, and creating the idyllic scenario for your beauty ritual, you’ll find this is easily the best part of your day!

Get started on your ideal beauty ritual with some of our favorite products that spark joy!

Rose + Santal Candle

Kitch Cleanse Ritual Microfiber Headband

Shiseido Facial Cotton

Shiffa FaSha Crystal Clear Quartz Tool


ReFa Carat Face Roller

Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser

Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner


Bright Potion Probiotic Power Serum

Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Cream

Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream

Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Bluetooth Shower Speaker

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram