Asian Skincare Routine Steps



1. Oil Cleanser  🌙

Removes makeup, clears pores and sebum. Cleansing balms and cleansing oils fall under this category.

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2. Water-Based Cleanser

Typically foaming cleansers, these remove pollutants, allergens, debris from your skin.

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3. Toner / "Lotion"

Toners and lotions both prep your skin to better absorb the rest of your routine by hydrating and rebalancing your skin’s pH. Toner pads are also a type of toner product used in this step.

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4. Essence

Water-based products that typically carry high content of active ingredients to hydrate, brighten, or treat specific skin concerns.

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5. Serum

Packed with active ingredients, serums are perfect for targeting skin concerns like dryness, acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines.

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6. Emulsion

A lightweight, milky moisturizer. You can use an emulsion in place of a moisturizer if you have oily skin, or layer it under your moisturizer if you have dry skin.

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7. Moisturizer

Hydrates your skin by locking in moisture; moisturizers come in various consistencies for different skin types.

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8. Sunscreen ☀️

Protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and helps prevent skin aging and dark spots.

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9. Sheet Masks 🌙

Sheet masks, eye masks, and sleeping masks are a great way to pamper your skin 1-2x a week for an extra boost.

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☀️ Daytime only
🌙 Nighttime only

Wait, do I need all these steps?

The short answer is no. If you want a no-fuss routine, just do steps 1, 2, 7, and 8 (cleanse + moisturize + protect). if you want to build on that routine to treat specific concerns, you can layer on additional steps. pick a routine that you think you can maintain!