One of the most critical routines that we need to follow is our daily skin routine. Without caring for our skin, we may turn old faster than we want to. If you are wondering whether you have done it right, here’s a list of steps for a daily skin routine that you should follow.

1. Cleansing

Never go to bed without cleansing your face, especially if you have a full face of makeup! Dirt, grime, and makeup clog your pores and give you acne. That should be the last thing that you will ever want on your face. Therefore, always do your cleansing!

Cleaning your face twice a day is essential, as the morning wash cleanses the dead skin cells from your face while the night wash cleanses dirt and grime that you picked up during the day as well as any makeup that you have put on. One of the best ways to do a thorough clean is a double cleanse. Find great products such as the Senka Perfect Watery Oil Makeup Remover that gently remove all traces of makeup on your face without drying your skin. After that, wash your face with a mild cleanser such as Dr. Jart Poremedic Pore Minish Bubble. This gentle and effective cleanser help to tighten and unclog pores while getting rid of dead skin cells and controlling excess oil.

Senka Perfect Watery Oil Makeup Remover
Available: Venus, Watsons, Redmart and major supermarkets
Price: $15.90 – $18.20 (Depending on stores)

Dr Jart Poremedic Pore Minish Bubble
Available: Sephora
Price: $32.00

2. Toning

Now that your face is clean, it is time to put on the stuff that keeps your face youthful! First up, toner. Toning is vital as it helps to remove excess oil from the skin as well as to tighten pores to give you a youthful look. If you want to make double sure that your skin is getting the necessary care, opt for an alcohol-free toner. One of the best toners that we will recommend is Kiehl  Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner. As a brand, Kiehl is famous for its quality products, but this alcohol-free toner truly tops it all. It is one of their mildest toners, using cucumber-based and herbal extracts. It leaves the skin soft, clean and toned.

Kiehl Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
Available: Kiehl’s stores and their online shop
Price: $43.00

3. Eye Cream

If you have fine wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes, it may be due to your negligence for your eye care. Our eyes need our tender care and so do the skin around them. Therefore, it is crucial for you to maintain at least some minimum care for the skin around your eyes with some eye cream.

Try Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to brighten your eyes and reduce the puffiness too. This product helps you to look perky and reduce the puffiness of the eyes in the morning. It also proves to be the enemy of dark eye rings as it can remove them effectively.

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
Available: Sephora
Price: $42

4. Moisturisers

Hydration is a non-negotiable step in your daily skin care, and it is essential that you complete this step. Hydration leads to a healthy complexion and gives you that radiant, youthful look all the time. We love Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion as it provides super “water-locking” effects to the skin. The lotion is light and gentle, yet it packs a punch to give that radiant and youthful look.

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion
Available: Watsons and Redmart
Price: $16.03

5. Serum or Essence

If you have dehydrated skin, it is recommended that you choose a serum to use on top of your regular moisturizer as it helps to give you better hydration. It also repairs the skin cells and reduces the dryness of the skin. One of our favorite brands for serum/essence is SK-II. The brand has a wide range of products that target different skin issues such as dry skin, wrinkles, and texture. You can check out the full range of their products and the prices here.

6. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is so over-rated, isn’t it? Sunny Singapore does not warrant the use of sunscreen, right? Well, wrong. As the sun penetrates the skin, the UV rays hurt our skin cells in more ways than giving us a tan. That is why it is vital that we put on sunscreen to keep our skin healthy and youthful. We tried a cool sunscreen from The Face Shop recently, and we just need to recommend it to you. If you have not heard of it, try Natural Sun Eco Ice Air Puff Sun from The Face Shop! The sunscreen houses itself in a non-conventional tube whereby you dispense the sunscreen onto an attached puff by pushing the lid down. Once dispensed, you can easily apply it on your skin. It works for the face and body. With its cooling sensation and lightweight coverage, it is perfect for anything out in the sun!

The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Ice Air Puff Sun
Available: The Face Shop Stores
Price: $29.90