5 Steps to the Perfect Skin Care Routine

With skin science constantly evolving, it’s hard to keep up with the latest types of skin care products and the order in which to use them. Here’s your cheat sheet for the perfect daily five-step routine to get smooth, radiant, youthful skin.

Step One: Cleanse (with a hydrating cleanser).

With all the environmental stressors your skin faces on a daily basis, a cleansing routine, morning and night, is a must. Choose a gentle hydrating cleanser, like SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser. It gets down to business with its creamy texture that gently removes makeup and embedded impurities, while leaving skin velvety smooth!

Step Two: Tone (with a gentle toner).

Your toner is key to wrapping up the cleansing process, removing that last bit of dirt and oil sitting deep in your pores. SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion is a great choice with its light and watery texture. This clarifying toner penetrates the skin’s surface to clean and close pores, while gently exfoliating and prepping skin for the next stage of your beauty routine.

Step Three: Treat (with a nutrient-packed essence).

Your face is a fresh, clean slate at this point. Well done, you! Now, it’s time to give it a boost of hydration and nutrients with an essence, an Asian beauty secret that promotes surface skin cell renewal. Essences reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve overall tone and texture and leave skin soft and radiant. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, a best-seller in Asia, is enriched with more than 90% Pitera™. This exclusive SK-II bio-ingredient is rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids that enhance the skin’s natural rejuvenation process.

Step Four: Target (with a concentrated serum).

Your next mission: Target your biggest problem areas with a serum. Whatever your skin concern is, there’s a serum for you. If it’s smaller pores you’re after, the SK-II R.N.A. R.N.A. POWER Essence is your new best friend. If you’re looking for even skin tone and radiance, choose SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence.

Step Five: Moisturize (with a powerful skin-firming cream).

It’s smooth-skin sailing from here on out, so finish strong with a powerful face moisturizer. SK-II R.N.A. POWER Cream packs a punch of hydration, yes. But, this dreamy face cream also tackles the signs of aging. With daily use, skin becomes firmer, smoother and more radiant and fine lines and wrinkles appear less defined.

Routine add-ons and substitutes
Just like with fashion, one size doesn’t necessarily fit all when it comes to skin care. Your routine can be modified based on your unique concerns.

Extra help for clogged pores
For combination and oily skin, an oil-cleansing product can be used before your SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser for double cleansing, which is a popular Asian beauty technique. SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil contains a rich formula of Pitera™ and apple seed extract to deeply cleanse pores and eliminate dirt and stubborn makeup.

Additional hydration and radiance
To ensure maximum hydration and radiance—and to treat your face to a spa-esque experience at home—add a weekly face mask to your routine. The SK-II Facial Treatment Mask packs a potent punch of hydration, with active ingredients equivalent to more than 1/3 of a small bottle of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence in a single application! Skin moisture is replenished, and the skin’s surface texture is softened, resulting in a visibly radiant, firm and youthful complexion.

Added eye love
The delicate skin around your eyes can benefit from some individualized attention. You can apply an eye cream during Step 5, along with your face moisturizer. Try SK-II R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream to firm up that precious skin and enhance surface cell renewal around the eyes.

Knowing the order in which to use your skin care products is critical to getting the most out of your regimen. With these steps, your skin will be on track to looking and feeling its best, every day.

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