I use a baby oil if it doesn't require intense cleaning. I massage it thoroughly on my face till every dry bit is gone. I believe it removes my white heads as well. Depending on how much time I have in my hand, I allocate a substantial portion to the massage. I slowly take the strokes downward on my neck and sometimes till my shoulders too. If you need some guidance then watch this.
Then I follow up with a scrub. I massage it very well into my skin with damp fingers and go all over the face in circular motions. It goes on for about 2 minutes & then I wash it off.
I use a face pack after that. It largely depends on what my skin feels like that day, before I even started. Its usually a combination of 2 face packs as I have a combination skin. I then grab a quick breakfast & tea. Once I have finished by face pack would have dried too, so then I head to the shower.
Once I have wiped all the water from my hair & body I straight away start my skin routine. When I have arrived in US my skin had difficulties getting adjusted to the dry & cold weather of NY. I faced minor Eczema on my face. So what I learnt was that, I need to use a moisturizer on my skin within 3 minutes of getting out of the shower. And it made complete sense. It worked perfectly well, and I still continue to do it, till date.
I use a serum. My primary concern is my combination skin & the open pores. I use a serum that would help them banish before I seal them with a face cream. However, just like the face mask, I choose mine depending on what the skin feels. See here if you want to read more about serums.
Face oils are so critical. I have re-purchased this again and again and will continue to do so. I take 3 drops on my palm, rub them and press the oil against my skin. Its a wonderful product and meant for combination skin. My skin absorbs it immediately and gives me a healthy glow.
I end the routine with a face cream that has additional properties and definitely has a sunscreen. I also don't like to use anything that makes my face shine too much, so basically something for the combination skin. I currently use Estee Lauder Resilience Lift.
And also apply a little eye cream right at the end.