The "Essential" of Maximalist Skincare Routine

The "Essential" of Maximalist Skincare Routine

Maximalist means “more is more,” and maximalist skincare is a multi-step beauty routine, usually 7-8 steps (at least).   A maximalist beauty regime goes beyond the clean, moisturize, and protect motto. Instead, it gives you room to adjust your skincare according to your skin’s unique needs, as you can add products to target issues like fine lines, signs of aging, or any skin issues you have.

How to Create a Maximalist Skincare Routine?

We are breaking down the maximalist skincare routine below:

  • Prep Your Skin

Prep your skin by starting with a face wash. Cleaning the debris and pollutants on your skin’s surface helps absorb the rest of the products better. Make sure to double cleanse if you wear makeups.

  • Retain Its Natural Moisture

Once cleaned, retain your skin’s natural moisture with a toner. If you have troubled patches, you can use a chemical toner such as ERH Ultra Reset Exfoliating Treatment.

  • Pay Attention to Your Eyes

Keep your eyes supple and fight off dullness, baggy, puffy eyes, or uneven tones with an eye cream. The area around your eyes is delicate, so you better pay attention.  Try ERH Eye Care Series

  • Tend to Your Skin Issues

If your face has texture issues, feels dull, or you are seeing signs of early aging, then use a serum. Pick a serum according to your skin so it’s light, works fast, and is easy to absorb.

  • An Optional Step

If your skin is prone to acne breakouts or has some trouble spots, add spot treatment to your regime as an extra step. Yes, ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl peroxide help you fight off several skin issues, including redness, inflammation, etc.   ERH 20% Mandelic Acid Total Solution is definitely what you’ll need!

  • Moisturize Your Skin

Keeping your skin supple and hydrated is the key to having great skin. Yes, you can fend off signs of aging, dullness, and acne with moisture. Also, let’s not forget doing so makes your skin soft and vibrant (as well).

  • Lock-In Everything

It’s time to lock in everything with face oil. When choosing one, look for rich antioxidants and antibacterial properties with essential fatty acids. Doing so ensures your skin doesn’t get dry but doesn’t look greasy or oily afterward.  ERH Intensive Ceramide Oil has always been the most favorite and opt-in Oil Serum

  • Sunscreen

Don’t forget to protect your skin. Add sunscreen with SPF 50 to your skin regime. Block the sun’s harmful rays to keep your skin from aging and keep your younger look for longer.

  • Facial Mask

Be diligent in your maxim routine.  A mask a week, keeps the wrinkles away!  Add Facial Mask in last step of your skin regime. Keep your skin in its tip-top condition, no flaky makeups the next day, always looking bright radiant and supple, especially those with hectic lifestyle, a mask is a must to keep your skin looking younger and healthy always.

This skin regime helps cure most skin issues, but thanks to the rise in minimalist skin care, people find it too complex or lengthy, especially in the morning when you have to leave for work. Still, considering these approaches, weigh their pros and cons.


  • If you have a skin issue, maximalist skincare can help you here
  • These routines are flexible in letting in any product or ingredient; make sure it doesn’t disrupt your skin
  • It lets you fine-tune your product and commit to its long-term benefits (if you can afford them)
  • It helps your skin become tolerant to future changes in your skincare regime


  • If you don’t have enough time to spare for your skin every day, or you find it hard to keep up with a 7-8-step skincare regime
  • Your wallet doesn’t have the room for it (an obvious one)

Choosing a Skincare Regime for Yourself

Simply put, it all boils down to what you want and need. Dedicate some time to yourself; it’s always worth it. Yes, the skincare market is booming with new products. So, finding the right fit for yourself can be challenging.  Feel free to consult with our ERH Dermatologist to design a best-fit routine for your skin need.