What is the most important skincare step?

What is the most important skincare step?

With a secret additional bonus at the end..

Building a skincare routine that is perfect for your skin can be a struggle, and even more so when you’re surrounded by hundreds of different types, formulas, and brands to choose from. What should you prioritize? What is more important and what can be considered an additional bonus? How can you change your skincare routine based on your climate? These are all things that you consider when building your skincare routine best suited to your skin type and the climate you’re in.


There are a few steps that are considered the “basics” when it comes to any skincare routine. These are cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.


Girl smiling with AXIS-Y Heartleaf My Type Calming Cream on her face

1. Cleansing

Cleansing is considered an essential step in skincare, which could perhaps be argued to even be the most important step. Cleansing is what removes all the leftover makeup residue, oil, pollution, dirt and other toxins from your skin. It gives your skin a clean refresh and also allows it to breathe. Cleansing can be twice a day, in the morning and the evening, is the most ideal. Cleansing in the morning removes the oil and dead skin produced from the previous night while cleansing in the evening removes all the build up of makeup, pollution, and oil from throughout the day.

Need some cleanser inspiration? Try out our Quinoa One Step Balance Gel Cleanser, perfect for acne prone, oily, and sensitive skin. Or try our Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam, a gentle skin-softening cleanser great for any skin type.

2. Moisturizing

Moisturizing and hydrating your skin is also a very important part of maintaining healthy skin. A hydrated and moisturized skin barrier is a healthy skin barrier. Moisturizer helps to balance your skin with its oil to water levels. Well moisturized skin is less prone to skin issues and irritation and breakouts. It is something so simple but so important, as the moisture levels of your skin determine how supple and soft your skin is.

Need some moisturizer inspiration? Try our Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream, which includes two different types of moisturizers, a blue gel-like moisturizer and a white cream moisturizer. Mix and match the creams to different areas of your face or even combine the two to make your own unique combination. Looking for the perfect overnight moisturizer? Try our Biome Recharging Night Renewal Set, which features AXIS-Y’s Special Biome Blend of prebiotics and probiotics, as well as Adenosine, a wrinkle improving ingredient. It also includes the 10 Panthenol Supporting Concentrate, which helps to boost the effectiveness of your skincare while soothing and repairing your skin barrier.

3. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is arguably the most important product when it comes to anti-aging skincare. UV rays massively damage the skin, even on cloudy days. They cause the skin to age faster by damaging skin cells beneath the skin, even if you don’t necessarily get sunburnt. Not to mention they can cause skin cancer. While the difference may not be visible day by day, wearing sunscreen daily can make a huge difference to the way your skin ages over time.

Need some sunscreen inspiration? Try out our Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen, which is a SPF50 and PA++++ physical/mineral sunscreen, meaning it protects from both UVB and UVA rays without penetrating the skin with chemicals. Featuring 2% Niacinamide and Squalane for extra skin-loving benefits.


And an extra bonus step.. PEELS! Skin peels are hugely beneficial for skin cell turnover. Peels help to exfoliate the skin in that they remove dead skin cells to promote smoother skin and a smoother complexion. It also helps your skin to better absorb different other skincare products which in turn improves skin health. This can also improve acne, scarring, and discoloration. Try to include peels in your routine to get your ultimate healthy skin! Try out our PHA Resurfacing Glow Peel, which uses gentle chemical exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and promote smoother, glowing skin.


AXIS-Y PHA Resurfacing Glow Peel on a gel background


We hope this blog has given you some insight into not only what the most important skincare steps are but why they are important and how you can get your best healthy glowing skin.

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