Skincare is an essential part of our daily routine, and it’s crucial to maintain a healthy and glowing complexion. The good news is that having a skincare routine doesn't have to be complicated, expensive or time-consuming. A simple skincare routine can be effective and can help keep your skin looking its best. Skincare trends can be overwhelming with new products entering the market daily. It’s important to stick to the basics that work for all skin types. Discover how you can create your own simple, basic skincare routine that will work for anyone looking to start their skincare journey or simplify their current routine to just the essentials.
What are the basic steps of a skincare routine?
A basic skincare routine typically includes a few essential steps: cleansing, treating, and moisturising. Cleansing helps to remove dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin's surface, while treating helps to address specific skin concerns such as uneven skin tone, fine lines, and dryness. Moisturising helps to lock in hydration and keep your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth.
Step 1: Use a gentle facial cleanser
A good cleanser is the foundation of any basic skincare routine. The Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser is a best-selling product from Estee Lauder that works perfectly as a daily cleanser to purify skin in the morning and at night. It can also be used as a 3-minute purifying mask twice a week to help deep clean pores and reduce oiliness.
Step 2: Apply a targeted treatment lotion
A targeted treatment lotion, such as the Micro Essence Treatment Lotion with Bio-Ferment, helps to balance the skin's pH levels, reduce redness, and lock in moisture. It’s perfect for all skin types and can be used both in the morning and as a part of any simple night skincare routine.
Step 3: Apply our 7 in 1 facial serum
A facial serum is an important step in any simple skincare routine as it helps to target specific skin concerns. With it’s 7 powerful repair actions, the Advanced Night Repair serum is the perfect addition to your skincare routine. This high performance 7 in 1 super serum addresses line reduction, firmness, even tone, strengthening, hydration, radiance, and anti-oxidants. It is perfect for all ages and skin types, and it simplifies your skincare routine by being a one-stop-shop for all your serum needs.
Step 4: Brighten your under eyes with an eye cream
An eye cream is an essential product even when it comes to basic skincare, especially if you want to brighten your under eyes and reduce dark circles. The Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharge Gel Creme is a best-selling product that does exactly that. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and it’s perfect for all skin types.
Step 5: Hydrate your skin with a moisturising cream
The ultimate skincare staple for any beginner basic skincare routine is a moisturiser. Moisturising is the final step in your skincare routine, and it helps to keep your skin hydrated, soft and smooth. The Revitalizing Supreme+ Youth Power Creme Moisturizer is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a moisturiser that offers firming and lifting power. Its unique ingredients work to revitalise the skin and leave it looking and feeling youthful.
Basic Skincare Tips
There are some basic skincare tips that you should take into consideration when building your skincare routine:
Less is more. A simple skincare routine with fewer products is more effective than a complicated one with many products.
Be consistent with your routine, use the products regularly to see visible results.
It’s important to apply products in the correct order, starting with the lightest texture and finishing with the heavier products.
When it comes to selecting the right products for your skin and easy skincare routine, it can be overwhelming with the sheer number of options available in the market. That's why Estée Lauder has a skincare quiz that can help you discover products that are best suited to your skin type and address any skin concerns you may have. This tool is available on our website and is easy to use. Just answer a few questions about your skin, and the tool will recommend products that will fit right into a simple skincare routine. By using the skin analysis tool and trying out trial sizes, you can find the perfect products for your skin type and achieve an effective and simple skincare routine that meets your unique needs.
For people with sensitive skin who prefer to try products before committing to a full-size purchase, Estée Lauder offers trial sizes of some of our best-selling products. This is an excellent opportunity to test the products and see how they work for your skin without having to invest in full-size products. Test out which products work for you before building your own basic skincare routine to do every day.