Whether it’s a skincare routine or makeup routine, people are going minimal with their approaches in 2021. Apart from building a minimalist makeup collection, a lot of women are also working on simplifying and minimalizing their skincare routine. Going minimal with a skincare routine comes with several benefits, it not only generates less waste but is also more economical and easier to follow and commit to, which surely is more tempting than its other counterparts. Following a simple 3-step routine on a regular basis is not only super convenient but also proves to be quite beneficial for your skin. Taking a strategic break from certain skincare products can certainly be a good thing for your skin.
If you are planning to go minimal with your skincare routine, then the first step is to simplify your daily skincare routine. The first thing to ensure is that you aren’t cutting important steps and products from your routine. Considering every skin type has different needs, you should build your minimal skincare routine based on your skin type and its needs.
Listed below are some tips that will help simplify your skincare routine.
Categorize your skincare products
First things first, you need to divide your skincare products into three different categories and take notice of the amount you spend on each category.
Daily essentials- You should never compromise with the quality of your essential skincare products (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, serum, exfoliator, and SPF). You should allot the most funds to this particular category as they are the key to happy and healthy skin. Pick the products that are specifically designed for your skin type and are of good quality.
Weekly indulgences- Weekly indulgences include products like facial masks, facial oils, eye creams, essences, etc. These products don’t need to be used every day; you can use them on a weekly basis in order to make your skin feel extra good.
Add-on products- This category includes skin tools; they are a one-time investment and can help level up your skincare game.
Check the ingredients
Checking the ingredients in your skincare products is one of the wisest things to do. Most skincare products tend to contain similar active ingredients. The first thing you need to know is the ingredients that are suitable for your skin type, and then try to understand the form they work the best in. For instance, vitamin C works more effectively when used in the form of a serum than a face cleanser. Checking the ingredients before buying the products will help make sure that you are not buying the same ingredient in a different product.
Take a break from non-essential products for a while
Your skin can do well without non-essential products, and in order to see it for yourself, you should consider taking a break from them for a while. Sheet masks and eye patches are non-essential skincare products; you should avoid using them for some time in order to see how your skin reacts. Turns out, these non-essential products only provide a temporary solution and don’t really deliver any such long-term benefits.
Put a limit on exfoliators and face masks
Exfoliating your skin daily can feel like a daunting task, not to mention that regular exfoliation can cause more harm to your skin than doing any good. Be it masking or exfoliation, everything should be done in a limit, but when you start overdoing them, you can’t expect good things to happen. Going overboard with masking or exfoliation can leave your skin excessively dry; therefore, you should use these products sparingly. Ideally, you should exfoliate your face twice to thrice a week, and when it comes to masking, you can apply it once or twice a week.