Make A Skin Care Routine Checklist And Never Forget A Step!

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Publish date:
February 15, 2015
DIY, skin care, checklist, morning routine, skin care routines

Our skin care routines have never been more detailed (and multi-step) than they are today, thanks to the popularity of Eastern trends and traditions.

If you're a member of team elaborate skin care, then I have a quick and easy DIY for you: customize, print, and frame a skin care routine checklist to hang in your bathroom.

Since I am nearly 50 percent digitally illiterate, I enlisted some design help from my friend Tiffany (aka DJ Krunk Pony), who spends her time directing a team of web builders to create the websites of her clients' dreams. Here are the plaques she created for my personal skin care routine, a mix of more than a few different schools of beauty and plenty of products (but not too many).

How To Make Your Own Skin Care Checklist

You can approach this craft two ways: 1) Simply print it out, if your routine matches mine, or 2) download the font, open up the doc, and customize it to your liking.

Here are some super simple instructions. Download a PDF of the checklist here.

As is instructions: Print the image on a letter-sized paper, cut it out at the crop marks, and put it into a 4 x 6 frame of your choice.

Personalized instructions:

1. Download the free font Kingthings XStitch from FontSquirrel.

2. Install the font.

a. Mac. To install a font on Mac OS X, download it in OpenType (.otf), TrueType (.ttf), Datafork TrueType Suitcase (.dfont), or an older type of font file Macs supports, like PostScript Type 1. Double-click the downloaded font file to preview it. Click Install Font in the preview window to install it.

b. Windows/PC. Open Fonts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Fonts. Click File, and then click Install New Font. In the Add Fonts dialog box, under Drives, click the drive where the font that you want to install is located.

3. Open PPT document and edit text or images to your liking.

4. Print the PPT on letter size paper.

Using either a paper cutter or a ruler and knife, trim excess paper off using the crop marks to align.

Center in 4 x 6 frame of your choice and replace backing.

How easy was that? I wanted to use that annoying insurance commercial line about it being "so easy a caveman can do it," but I don’t like to shame my prehistoric ancestors. History-shaming is not cool.

Hang her up in your bathroom and NEVER accidentally skip your toner again. I've been using mine for a few weeks and it has proved incredibly usefully on mornings or evenings when my brain was feeling foggy.

  • Anyone else a forgetful fanny about certain steps of their routine?
  • Have you been adding products at an exponential rate over the past year? I certainly have been.

Photos by Darnell Scott