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How to Streamline Your Skin Care Routine

Maximize and simplify your routine by using potent, organic skin care and natural ingredients

Written by: 100% PURE®

While the 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine is still going strong as a beauty trend, there are plenty of beauty buyers out there who don’t have the time (or interest, or funds) in such a lengthy routine. These busy skin care lovers will be happy to hear about the new Korean Skip-care trend, which involves paring down your routine to a few, multi-tasking essentials.

If a low-maintenance skin care routine sounds right up your alley, keep reading to discover how you can simplify your daily regimen — while discovering organic skin care products and natural ingredients that are right for your skin type!

How to Build a Skin Care Routine That Works for YOU

At the end of the day, not everyone needs a complex routine to achieve glowing, healthy skin. A 10-step routine can benefit certain skin types, and it has the advantage of being well-thought out. The ordering of the different steps is designed to maximize the effectiveness of each specific product. With a bit of strategizing, though, you can get the most out of your products while simplifying your beauty routine.

At the simplest level: we recommend that you begin your evening routine by removing any makeup and sunscreen you were wearing during the day, and then deeply cleanse your skin. Depending on your skin type, you may want to add an exfoliant or a mask once or twice per week. Finally, you’ll follow up with a toner, serum, moisturizer, and/or eye cream.

Want something even simpler? We’ve come up with basic, organic skin care routines for the common skin types — including no more than 4 products for each. See more below!

Skin-Care-Routine Our Streamlined Routine for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you’ll want to focus on oil-balancing and pore-cleansing products that will purify your skin — without irritating it. It’s also important for skin with excess oil not to over-strip or dehydrate their skin, which could actually cause increased oil production.


Cleanse your skin with an astringent face wash like our Charcoal Clay Cleanser, which contains activated bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay to absorb excess oil and deep-clean your pores.


Exfoliate your skin with a gentle exfoliant like our Acai Pulp Facial Scrub. When you exfoliate your skin, you’ll lift dead skin cells from its surface, helping to minimize the appearance of your pores and prevent them from becoming clogged with oil. For oily skin, we recommend exfoliating no more than three times per week, in order to avoid causing inflammation in your skin.


Tone your skin with an astringent toner that’s intended for oily skin. We love our Lavender Pore Refining Toner which helps to balance oil production, purify pores, and promote a bright complexion.


Moisturize your skin with a non-comedogenic moisturizer like our Green Tea EGCG Cream. This antioxidant-boosted formula locks in essential hydration using green tea oil and hyaluronic acid, keeping your skin balanced and quenched without clogging your pores.

Our Streamlined Routine for Dry Skin

Dry skin sufferers will find relief from gentle products that infuse their skin with soothing hydration and nourishing nutrients. If you have dry skin, we recommend using both a hydrating serum and a heavier moisturizer to ensure that your skin is both hydrated and well-moisturized.


Cleanse your skin with our Rose Micellar Cleansing Water. This two-in-one product will help to remove impurities from your skin, while infusing it with soothing rose water and softening, microscopic oil molecules.


Exfoliate your skin with a gentle, vitamin-rich exfoliant. We recommend using our antioxidant-rich Acai Pulp Facial Scrub up to three times per week, to buff away dead skin cells that could be dulling and aging your complexion.


Apply a nighttime serum that will hydrate, brighten, and repair your skin. Our Brightening Serum features vitamin-rich cranberry and lemon, along with soothing licorice, to even out your complexion and promote lustrous skin in the long term.


Moisturize your skin in order to lock in hydration, bolster your lipid barrier, and protect against premature aging and environmental damage. We recommend our Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream, which softens and conditions your skin while infusing it with free radical-scavenging antioxidants.

Streamline-Skincare Our Streamlined Routine for Combination Skin


Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser that won’t irritate your skin, clog your pores, or exacerbate dryness. Our Fermented Rice Water Cleanser features mineral-rich rice water to soothe skin, while cleansing and gently resurfacing.


Exfoliate with the gentlest possible tool: a konjac sponge. Our Konjac Sponge helps to lift away dead skin cells while balancing your skin’s oil production. We recommend using it with your cleanser up to three times per week, in order to fight acne, brighten your skin tone, and promote healthy, balanced skin.


Tone your skin to balance oil production and keep your complexion clear. We love our Fermented Rice Water Toner, a gentle formula that’s packed with enzymes and amino acids.


Moisturize your skin with a balanced, non-greasy moisturizer that won’t clog your pores. Both our Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream and Hydra Drench Cream can make the perfect option for combination skin types; they both deliver lasting moisture, while conditioning and balancing your pores.

Optional Additions to Your Organic Skin Care Routine

If you suffer from regular acne breakouts, you might want to add a few bonus steps to your skin care routine. Consider subbing in our Tea Tree & Willow Clarifying Astringent for your usual toner, and adding our Anti Acne Masks once or twice per week to help fight breakouts and reduce damage and scarring.

If you have mature skin, you can boost your beauty routine with a masking step. We recommend our Ginseng Collagen Boost Masks, which feature circulation-stimulating and collagen-promoting ginseng to enhance youthful elasticity and suppleness. You could also consider adding an eye cream like our Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, in order to depuff and brighten your eye area.

If you’re looking for more natural, organic skin care products to perfect your skin care routine, start with our Skin Care Finder tool to build a customized skin regimen, based on your specific skin type and concerns. You’ll get personalized suggestions tailored to your skin, broken down into a simple, step-by-step plan!

We carefully hand-select products based on strict purity standards, and only recommend products we feel meet this criteria. 100% PURE™ may earn a small commission for products purchased through affiliate links.

The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.

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