“Less, but better” is the approach that is taking over the beauty and skincare market in 2022. Currently, beauty stores and the skincare industry are jampacked with different kinds of makeup products, claiming to beautify our skin. Getting lured by their ads, packaging, and promise, often we want to use them. But do we really require adding so many beauty products to our daily skincare routine? Maybe not!
These beauty products do nothing besides digging a hole in your pocket and cluttering your dressing table. The current trend is to follow the “less, but better” approach. That’s why minimalist skincare/skinmalism is getting popular in India. The minimalist skincare trend screams for ‘less is more’, which means buying less, using less, and wearing less. And loving the skin more.
Here’s how you can follow the minimalist skincare trend:
Cleansing is the first step in any skincare routine be it minimalist or 10-step K-beauty. However, don’t stock up your restroom shelf with several different cleaners to wash your face and other body parts. If something suits your face, it will suit the rest of your body parts as well. Thus, one gentle cleanser that can efficiently remove deep-seated dirt, makeup particles, and other impurities is all enough to kick start your skincare routine.
Expert advice: Make sure to cleanse your face for 50-60 seconds twice a day, after getting up in the morning and before going to bed at night. Never sleep with your makeup on.
Exfoliation is the next important step in the skincare routine. You can pick any physical or chemical exfoliator to gently scrub off dead skin cells. Pick an exfoliator suitable for your skin type and use it not more than twice a week.
People with dry skin can choose one with AHA (glycolic acid, lactic acid). Oily skin and combination skin can count on BHA (salicylic acid) based exfoliator and normal skin people can choose any type as per their specific skin concerns.
Expert advice: When you add the right exfoliator to your skincare routine, the use of serum is completely optional. You can add it when needed to target certain issues like fine lines, pores, hyperpigmentation etc.
Multitasking beauty products are taking over the makeup and skincare industry. If a salicylic acid serum suits your skin, a moisturizer with the benefits of salicylic acid will also suit you and perform the serum’s task as well.
Nothing can be better if you find a moisturizer with SPF 15 or more for maximum sun protection. This way, you can easily eliminate serum and sunscreen from your skincare routine. Make your skincare quick, easy and hassle-free with a minimalist skincare routine.
Expert advice: Don’t skip moisturizers even if you have oily skin. Moisturizers not only hydrate and nourish your skin but also lock in the previous layers of skincare products.
Wear SPF! Every. Single. Day. Sunscreen is a non-negotiable part of any skincare routine as it provides maximum sun protection and protects the skin from damage. You can buy any broad-spectrum sunscreen to shield your skin against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays and rely on it for your entire body, from head to toe.
Wear sunscreen every time you head out even if it is cloudy outside. The harmful UVA rays penetrate through the cloud and damage the skin. No matter whether it is sunny or cloudy, applying SPF for maximum sun protection is highly recommended.
Just like cleansers, you don’t require different sunscreen for different body parts. If something suits your face, it will suit your entire body.
Expert advice: Pick a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more and make sure to reapply it after every 2 hours when in the sun.
Gone are the days of following 10 steps skincare routine. It’s time to embrace the less is more approach. So, pick your favourite moisturizer and massage your face gently in a circular upward motion. It will solve half of your skincare problems and eliminate the need of wearing layers of skincare products.
So, from now on stop using different products to target different skin concerns of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, dark circles etc. Instead, give a good massage to your face daily.
Expert advice: To gain the maximum result of your face massage, apply light pressure with your fingertips and move slowly towards the ears. Alternatively, you can massage in a circular motion to stimulate the skin. Use these professional massage techniques to make your skin look and feel good.
Just follow this minimalist skincare routine, nothing more, nothing less, and glow like your brightest self.
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Follow a minimalist skincare routine for a quick glow but don’t miss taking a healthy diet and staying active for the healthy radiance within.
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