You might feel pressured to follow a 10-step skincare routine to have the complexion of your dreams. But FYI, a fuss-free routine can be just as effective—especially if your goal is as simple as looking and feeling fresh and hydrated. After all, hydration is the key to having a soft, smooth, and clear face. And if you're worried about future fine lines and wrinkles, then you definitely need to use moisturizing products. If you’re still not sure about how to build a simple routine, check out our 3-step one below.
Cleanse in the morning and evening.
Cleansing your skin in the morning can freshen you up for a new day, and at night can remove dirt and grime and prepare you for bed. When choosing a facial wash, look for one that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. That way, your skin stays hydrated and won’t overproduce oils, which can lead to shine and breakouts.
In the morning, use a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil’s Gentle Foaming Cleanser. It can remove dirt and oil while moisturizing the skin with vitamins B5 and E. It also has a hypoallergenic, fragrance-free formula, making it great for those with sensitive skin.
At night, use an exfoliating cleanser to get rid of the grime, sweat, and makeup from the day. Try Cetaphil’s Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, which can gently slough off dead skin cells and clean dirt and oil away without stripping or irritating your skin. It contains bamboo stem extract exfoliant and moisturizing ingredients like Vitamin B5 and E to help your skin feel soft, smooth, and radiant.
Use a lightweight eye cream.
While you may only be in your 20s, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to apply eye cream. Doing so will not only help prevent wrinkles from forming in the future, but will also help address problems you might be dealing with now (hello, dark circles!). Try Cetaphil’s Hydrating Eye Cream-Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, a cream-serum hybrid that absorbs quickly and moisturizes deeply. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, a moisturizing agent that can help improve the skin’s natural elasticity, hold on to moisture in the skin, and improve the appearance of fine lines and fatigue. Those all-nighters you’ve been pulling don’t stand a chance against this product.
Moisturize with a rich cream.
Using a creamy moisturizer might sound counterintuitive to feeling fresh, but hear us out! Sometimes, lightweight moisturizers aren’t enough to keep your skin hydrated all day and all night. Using a cream can help retain your skin’s natural moisture and protect it from dryness (perfect if you’re struggling with dry patches!).
For this, why not try Cetaphil’s Rich Night Cream? It can help rehydrate and soothe skin, plus, it contains vitamins C, A, and E, plant extracts, and hyaluronic acid to help protect your skin from dryness. BTW, you can even use it during the day if you want! Just lightly apply it on areas that need a little extra TLC.