What is Minimalist Skincare?
Minimalist skincare is the idea of using as few products as possible to achieve healthy, glowing and beautiful skin. It’s about scaling back to just the essentials, finding out what works best for your skin and sticking to it – day and night. After all, no matter how many products you use, if they're not right for your skin type or don't work well with each other, then they won't do your skin any good.
If you’re feeling weighed down by your current daily skincare routine, it’s time to simplify and streamline your skincare products in favour of a simpler approach.
Benefits of Minimalist Skincare
Sometimes less is really more! Sure, treatments, masques, oils, eye creams and serums can address specific skin concerns or work on a particular area of your face or body. But if your skincare routine has so many products in it that it feels like climbing Everest just to complete your routine each night – it’s time to pare it down! It is more important to have consistency in your skincare routine than a certain number of products.
With fewer products to buy and replace when they run out, you’ll save money. This also allows you to buy high quality skincare products without breaking the bank.
It’s just simple time math: Fewer products in your skincare routine means less time at the sink and more time doing the things you want to do!
Improves skin health
Piling on the products might be doing more harm than good, especially if those products aren’t formulated for your skin type or concerns, or are packed full of harmful ingredients, like parabens, phthalates and sodium lauryl sulfate.
How to Find the Right Skincare Products for a Minimalist Routine
A minimalist skincare routine will include just three or four products:
- Cleanser to remove dirt, makeup and dead skin
- Treatment to address your skin concerns
- Hydrator to add moisture back into your skin
- SPF (for daytime) to protect your skin from damaging UV rays
With only a handful of products, you’ll want to ensure you are selecting the best quality products for your skin – organic, all natural, sustainable and cruelty-free skincare products that are free from harmful ingredients.
Next, pick your skincare products based on your skin type, concerns and conditions:
Minimalist Skincare Routine for Anti-Aging
An effective anti-aging skincare routine features antioxidants to nourish and vitamin C to reduce the signs of aging. Be sure to use a daily SPF to protect your skin from UV rays. The Sun Defense Minerals are one of Patricia Asmar’s favourites. Check out her pro-tip for easy application!
Minimalist Skincare Routine for Dry Skin
If you have dry skin, you’ll want to focus on products that are deeply hydrating. Including a double-duty cleanser that also exfoliates will help to remove dead skin buildup while cleansing the skin – all without adding an extra product to your routine.
Minimalist Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin
A minimalist skincare routine is great for sensitive skin, especially if you notice your skin is more irritated after completing your current skincare routine. Paring down to just the essentials can eliminate unnecessary skin-aggravating products.
Cleanse: Eminence Organics Lemon Cleanser
Minimalist Skincare Routine for Normal Skin
Normal skin may not show problems, like dryness, oiliness or breakouts, but it still requires proper care and a daily skincare routine to stay healthy and youthful looking! You’ll want to focus on treating immediate skin issues, maintaining your skin’s health and protecting your skin from damage.
A minimalist skincare routine will eliminate unnecessary steps in your routine and keep your skin glowing all while giving you more time each morning and evening, and saving you money! What’s not to love?
Not sure where to begin? Trying to figure out how your current collection of skincare products can morph into a minimalist routine? Try a complimentary skincare consultation with The Facial Room owner and founder and internationally certified esthetician, Patricia Asmar. It’s easy and fast!