13 Expert-Approved Products to Simplify Your Daily Skincare Routine

Although the view from our overcrowded medicine cabinets may not currently reflect his point, Beverly Hills dermatologist Roy Moy, MD, FAAD, of MFC Dermatology, has this to say about daily skincare routines: They should be simple. In his experience, the best routines have only a few products, which all cover a clear objective. "A skincare routine should consist of a gentle cleanser to remove impurities, a sun protector, and items that focus on repairing the daily damage your skin experiences by the environment," he says. In other words, you should be using about five items, tops.

If you're currently thinking that you need those numerous products in your arsenal, Moy wants you to reconsider, and the best way to start embracing a minimal skincare routine, he says, is by focusing on your skin type. "Not all skin concerns are created equal, and therefore all skin will vary in how it reacts to different products," he continues. "You want your skin to feel and look fresh, clean, and healthy. To do that you should make sure to always cleanse the face twice a daye and wear an SPF with DNA repair enzymes."

Given how simple this practice is, we're eager to give it a try. We asked Moy to describe the products those with oily skin, acne-prone skin, and normal skin should use on the regular, and his recommendations should help you to adopt this more streamlined skincare approach. Read on for his recommendations, and look forward to a more minimalist routine.