Remove makeup, sunscreen, and pollutants using a washing oil or makeup remover. This dissolves and removes oil-based waste.
Apply a moderate water-based cleaner to eliminate residual grime, perspiration, and pollutants. The next skincare products will start on a blank slate.
Remove dead skin and rejuvenate skin through exfoliating. A gentle exfoliating scrub, enzyme-based exfoliant, or chemical exfoliant with AHA or BHA may be used for this stage.
A moisturizing and balanced toner prepares skin for the following stages. Toners in the Japanese method are called "lotions" and hydrate the skin.
Hydrate, brighten, or anti-age your skin using an essence or serum. These products include active ingredients for deeper skin penetration.
A lightweight, soothing moisturizer locks in moisture. Japanese moisturizers hydrate without greasy skin.
Finish your morning regimen with an SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen. Avoiding UV damage and maintaining healthy skin requires sun protection.