5 Step Skincare Routine

It’s no secret that creating and maintaining a good skincare regime takes A LOT of dedication. So there’s nothing worse than when despite your hard work, your skin isn’t bringing its A-game; it’s oily, it feels rough, or it’s prone to dry patches. If this sounds familiar, you could be making one of these common skincare mistakes. The good news is there’s often a quick and easy fix to address the skincare issue. 

We suggest you change your skincare routine and divide it into 5 parts for day and night as well.

With skin science constantly evolving, it’s hard to keep up with the latest types of skincare products and the order in which to use them. Here’s your cheat sheet for the perfect daily five-step routine to get smooth, radiant, youthful skin.

 5 step skincare routine (morning):

5 Step Skincare Routine

We all know the importance of nighttime skincare, but a solid morning routine is just as crucial. Nighttime skincare aims to address skin issues before the regenerative process of sleep begins, but daytime skincare is all about protection and preservation. You can’t create a youthful complexion, later on, you can only maintain the one you have now.

There could easily be twelve steps to the most effective morning skincare regimen, but let’s be real… nobody’s got time for that. If all you can do each morning is hit the high notes listed below, you’re well on your way to a flawless face all day long.

5 step skincare routine for a healthy glow

Step1: Cleanse 

(with a hydrating cleanser)

With all the environmental stressors your skin faces on a daily basis, a cleansing routine, morning and night, is a must. Choose a gentle hydrating cleanser, like Neemli activated charcoal detox bathing bar. It gets down to business with its creamy texture that gently removes makeup and embedded impurities while leaving skin velvety smooth!


While your face is still damp from step one, work your cleanser into a foam and allow it to sit as a mask on your skin for a couple of minutes if you have time (I usually use this time to brush my teeth), and rinse with cold water. Press a clean washcloth onto your skin to dry – do not rub.

Step2: Tone 

(with a gentle toner)

Toner is easily the most misunderstood skincare product and way more important than it receives credit for. Toner is the first barrier product you apply – good toner balances your skin’s pH and is intended to hydrate – not strip your skin the way your astringent did in middle school. Your toner is key to wrapping up the cleansing process, removing that last bit of dirt and oil sitting deep in your pores. Rose and patchouli pore tightening facial toner is a great choice with its light and watery texture. This clarifying toner penetrates the skin’s surface to clean and close pores, while gently exfoliating and prepping skin for the next stage of your beauty routine.


PUT THE COTTON PADS DOWN. Anything you put between your fingers and your face has the potential to irritate the skin, so embrace the practice of pressing. Tap a few drops of toner around your face and press it into even application.

Step3: Treat 

(with a nutrient-packed Essence/Serum)

The most important (and expensive) step in your morning skincare routine – aside from sun protection – is an antioxidant-rich serum. Your face is up against a lot of agents that wish to do it harm throughout the day: exhaust fumes from the city bus, your dirty phone screen, your cortisol levels during a 3 pm conference call, etc. Serums see to it that none of those stressors live eternally as fine lines between your eyebrows. Whatever your skin concern is, there’s a serum for you. If you are looking for even skin tone and radiance, Hyralaunic and Vitamin C Serum is your new best friend. 


The best thing about serums is that a little truly goes a long way, making that hefty price tag a little easier to stomach. Press a couple of pumps into freshly toned skin and allow them to absorb fully before moving on.

Step4: Moisturize

(with a  lightweight and powerful skin firming cream)

There is no such thing as skin that is too hydrated, and your sunscreen should not be the stand-in for moisturizer. These two products serve vastly different purposes and are not interchangeable, no matter how moisturizing your sunscreen claims to be. It’s smooth-skin sailing from here on out, so finish strong with a powerful face moisturizer. Argan and Rose Day Cream packs a punch of hydration, yes. But, this dreamy face cream also tackles the signs of aging. With daily use, skin becomes firmer, smoother and more radiant and fine lines and wrinkles appear less defined.


Press a thin layer onto the skin and allow for full absorption.

Step5: Face Oil/ Elixir

Your face is a fresh, clean slate at this point. Well done, you! Now, it’s time to give it a boost of hydration and nutrients with an essence/elixir, an Asian beauty secret that promotes surface skin cell renewal. Essences/Elixir reduces the appearance of wrinkles, improves overall tone and texture and leaves skin soft and radiant. Neemli Turmeric Root & Olive Squalane Elixir is enriched with skin regeneration properties. It is rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids that enhance the skin’s natural rejuvenation process.


Put a few drops on your skin and allow for full absorption. It may seem a bit heavy on your pocket but its daily use will help you realize how incomplete your skincare regime was without it.  

Routine add-on substitutes:

Step 6: Sunscreen 

If you only had time for one skincare product each morning, it had better be sunscreen. Daily sun protection is as important as drinking water and paying your parking tickets on time, so there are zero excuses for not doing it.


Press a quarter-sized amount onto your face, and an additional quarter-sized amount onto your neck and décolletage.

5 step skincare routine(night-time):

Skincare routine and requirement are different at day and night. Don’t worry there isn’t a huge difference between them. You just hold onto your 5 steps i.e 

  1. Cleanse 
  2. Tone 
  3. Serum 
  4. Moisturizer 
  5. Elixir / facial oil 

For moisturizing your skin at night you can use Neemli Hibiscus & Saffron night cream to help you deeply hydrate your skin and lock the moisture for a healthy glow.

You can also pamper your skin by using a face scrub once in a week to get rid of old skin cells and clogged pores and exfoliate it to let your skin breathe properly.         

The routine may seem that it’s a lot to do, but in fact, it’s not. It will take only 15 minutes of your time and within a month you will start noticing the importance of this regime yourself.                                                                                                                                      

Happy Pampering!

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