It all depends on whatever skin issue you are facing. But normally, you only need 3. Those three products are what I call “THE BASICS” and they are CLEANSER, MOISTURIZER AND SUNSCREEN. You might feel like you need more skincare products but if your skin is good, you really DON'T. You don't need a 10–Step Skincare routine.
Washing your face in the morning with a gentle cleanser helps to remove any trace of dirt, dead skin cells, excess sebum, sweat and makeup that can clog pores and causes pimples.
It’s important to wash your face in the morning and night as it help to energize and prepare for the day ahead, but, it’s even more important to wash your face as part of your night time routine. Going to bed with clean skin is a must.
The right cleanser should bring balance, cleanse your skin properly without stripping its natural oils, and allow for the penetration of other skincare products.
Usually, most people skip one or two steps in their skincare routine however you must not skip applying a moisturizer because they keep your skin youthful and in good condition.
Moisturizers are good because they protect and lubricate the skin. Moisturizers create a protective barrier over your skin after you exfoliate with acids. Some cleansers can also strip the skin of its natural oils and cause dryness. It’s essential that you put back some of that hydration
Leaving moisturizers out of your skincare routine could result in your skin becoming dull and dehydrated. Breakouts could get much worse, fine lines and wrinkles could become more prominent.
Sun exposure is responsible for 90 percent of visible skin aging. Ultra–violet rays from the sun penetrate into the skin and damage skin cells causing wrinkles to form and develop.
A lot of people don’t wear sunscreen simply because they feel like they don’t need it or they feel like they can't be bothered, however doing that can cause long-term problems for your skin like age spots, skin discoloration, skin cancer, fine lines and wrinkles.
Make sure you the sunscreen you’re applying is a mineral–based broad–spectrum SPF 30–50 and reapply it every two hours — don’t forget your neck.