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The Ultimate 10 Step Skincare Routine for Healthy Skin

Look after your skin today;
Because you’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.

Are you serious about looking after your skin?

Then, a good skincare routine should be your new best friend.

Just think about what happens to leather shoes without being conditioned.

Hopefully, you’ll see where we are heading with this.

After all, the last thing you want is your skin to look like a toughened, tanned cowhide.

Your delicate skin needs regular care and protection to keep it fresh and youthful.

It’s a fluid, dynamic river of shifting conditions influenced by emotions, environment, diet, and lifestyle.

So join us as we walk you through a well-rounded skincare routine.

Step-by-Step Skincare Routine

Step 1: The Eye Makeup Removal

A good skincare routine should always begin with eye makeup removal.

Remove your eye makeup gently. Your regular cleanser won’t do a detailed job; the last thing you want to do is tug at the delicate skin around your eyes.

Step 2: The Cleanse

Opt for gentle oil cleansers. Miracle Cleanse is a great place to start; it will keep your skin happy and balanced. The gorgeous bouquet of honeyed essences and phytonutrients also means you can kick-start your day with a beautiful cleansing ritual.

Moist and warm equals absorption, so if your skin is warm, it will absorb what you put on it much more efficiently, and the active ingredients will penetrate better when they are dissolved.

Step 3: The Exfoliator

Exfoliating brings your skin back to its glory days. Exfoliants help break down the build-up of keratin, which will help your active ingredients penetrate deeper.

CAUTION: Don’t overdo your exfoliation; this part of your routine should be limited to once a week or even less if your skin is super sensitive.

Avoid scrubbing bubbles, harsh ingredients, and exfoliating granules that are not spherical, as they can irritate your skin and cause tiny micro-tears.

Step 4: The Toner

While many overlook this part of their routine, “toning” is essential. It helps remove pollutants and residue from cleansers while restoring the skin’s pH.

It soothes and preps your skin, helping to absorb the next step—the moisturiser.

Step 5: The Serum

These are super-concentrated formulas, where the active ingredients penetrate deep into the cellular layers.

We believe that your skin is a dynamic organ that is forever changing. Our serums, called “Skin Shots“, are designed to treat different skin conditions, from blemishes, fine lines, and premature ageing to an upset acid mantle and impaired barrier function.

Step 6: The Eye Cream

The skin around your eyes is exceptionally delicate, measuring just 2 millimetres in thickness—making it thinner than any other area on your face. This fragility underscores the importance of treating this area with the utmost care and attention it deserves.

Incorporating a specifically formulated eye cream into your skincare routine is paramount. While the purpose of this product may seem self-explanatory, it’s crucial to adhere to the correct application technique.

Avoid rubbing or pulling motions, as these can exacerbate the delicate skin and lead to unwanted irritation or damage. Instead, gently pat the eye cream onto the skin using your ring finger, which applies the slightest pressure. This gentle approach ensures that the delicate skin around your eyes receives nourishment without causing harm.

CAUTION: When it comes to your skincare routine, applying eye cream requires precision and care. Dot your eye cream along your orbital bone, right under the eyebrow, and then under your eyes in a semi-circle shape. Ensure the cream is applied about half an inch below your lash line to optimise absorption. Applying eye cream too close to the eyes can increase the risk of it migrating and causing irritation or infections. By following this technique, you can maximise the benefits of your eye cream while safeguarding the delicate skin around your eyes.

Step 7: The Moisturiser

Another layer in the skincare routine, we hear you say?

If you haven’t noticed, we at the Naked Chemist are all about layering. That includes choosing a moisturiser specially formulated for your specific skin type:

Oily: Avoid heavy, oily bases; an oil-free or mattifying moisturiser is ideal for this skin type.

Combination: Balance is essential, so avoid adding anything excessively oily, which will only add to shiny areas; a lightweight formula, such as Quench gel, is ideal.

Dry skin: Use a cream cleanser rich in omega oils and skin-identical ingredients like cholesterol and lipids. Ours Fortify barrier repair cream is ideal for treating dry, depleted skin.

Sensitive skin: You want to calm, soothe, and remove inflammation, so avoid irritating ingredients such as alcohol, fragrances, dyes, and preservatives.

Step 8: The Night Cream

By step 8 of your skincare routine, your face feels like a seven-tiered cream cake, and your skin has major shine—or, as we skincare speciali to call it, a youthful, dewy glow.

Adding a serum or cream at night won’t make you immortal, but it will give your skin a healthy boost. As you recharge overnight, your skin needs to stay moisturised and hydrated.

When you sleep, your skin revives; this is when it does the bulk of its repairing, regenerating, and restoring. Therefore, your night cream should focus on moisturising and recovery and contain slow-absorbing ingredients designed to penetrate over several hours.

Our night cream Reset, age defying cream formulated with nine skin-identical ingredients, is a great place to start.

Step 9: The Sunscreen

Slip, slap, slop – as silly as it sounds, these three simple steps could save your life.

To prevent sun-damaged skin, it would help to put sunscreen at the top of your daily skincare routine. Even on the cloudiest days, ultraviolet light is powerful, so ensure an SPF is essential in your year-round beauty bag.

CAUTION: If you have skin sensitivity, keep your SPF factor low and reapply more often. The higher the SPF, the higher the chemicals and the more sensitivity this can cause your skin.

Step 10: The Nourishing Balm

Infuse your skincare ritual with a touch of luxury by indulging in a nourishing balm that envelops your skin in rich, emollient moisture. Whether combating dryness, soothing irritation, or simply treating yourself to a moment of decadence, a high-quality balm is the perfect way to pamper your skin and enhance its natural beauty.

Choose a balm like our Barrier repair balm or Nectar, formulated with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, and botanical oils to replenish and rejuvenate your skin from within.

Massage the balm gently into your skin, allowing its creamy texture to melt away tension and leave your complexion soft, supple, and radiant.

To conclude. The naked truth


As we conclude this comprehensive guide to skincare, it’s essential to recognise that caring for your skin is not just a routine—it’s a journey, a commitment to self-care and well-being that extends far beyond the surface.

From gently removing makeup to applying nourishing serums and moisturisers, every action you take is a gesture of love toward your skin, a testament to your dedication to its well-being.

By meticulously selecting products tailored to your skin’s unique needs, you empower yourself to address concerns and promote healing.

So, here’s to your skin’s journey towards radiance and vitality.

May it be filled with transformative beauty at every step of the way.

5 replies on “The Ultimate 10 Step Skincare Routine for Healthy Skin”

Hi Emma

Thank you for your message. Whilst I rarely endorse products it’s more about how to care for your skin depending on the skin type or the condition, the information you can find here https://thenakedchemist.com/skin-code/. In saying that products I really like on the market are bio elements great for customisation found in both New Zealand and America and clear skincare products found in Australia and New Zealand i hope that helps

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