𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐈𝐬 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐨 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐍𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐨 𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐈𝐭 𝐀 𝐓𝐫𝐲

"Skinimalism” or skin minimalism is taking over. It is about less is more. Buying less, wearing less and using less. The practice of reducing the number of products you use on your face sits within the theory that your skin will then have the ability to repair and rejuvenate your skin’s protective barrier on its own with the right amount of care and treatment. The idea stems from using much less while each product can be applied for many different applications & uses. As people today are wanting to get as much value out of things while looking for ways to add to ones life in ways that they will get a great benefit from.

If you are about keeping to a minimal with your skincare routine then follow these general steps to having healthy & nourished skin. Skinimalism is the simple approach to skin care that will give you a healthy, glowing complexion. This refreshing take on beauty might sound trendy, but it's really all about going back to basics. Simplicity is key!

This latest beauty trend, is here to save you time, money and add tremendous value to your health and life in general. You can probably guess by the name — a portmanteau of “skin” and “minimalism” — and is all about simplifying your skin care and building a regimen that helps you achieve healthy, glowing skin with only the necessary amount of products &/or ingredients.

The rise of skinimalism comes from the same sentiment that made no-makeup makeup just as popular as full-faced glamor. The no-makeup makeup trend has been going strong since the mid-2010s, offering a fresh-faced and pared-back look that highlights natural beauty. Along with the popularity of the simplified makeup routine and healthy skin that became a focal point. Soon, skin care saw a boom and by the late 2010s everyone was privy to the aesthetically pleas10-step skin care routine which was blasted all over over social media and skinfluencers which caused it to go viral, and subsequently sell out.

Having an extensive skin care routine was made desirable not only by beauty brands, but by consumer-driven trends. However, having a whole arsenal of cleansers, toners, exfoliators, serums, moisturizers, face oils and more can overload your skin, causing a weakened protective barrier, sensitivity and inflammation. In the long term, too many high-strength active ingredients can really damage your skin and make it much more difficult to treat.

This is a marketing genius when it comes to cross selling you more products. The truth is that your skincare only needs a minimal routine which should never ever exceed more than 4 daily steps maximum though as for most days you should opt for the simple 2-step skincare routine that will not only make your life so much more enjoyable, it will also give you the ability to promote optimum skin health on its own. In reality, proper skincare is much more than just cleansers and facial serums as it is very important to maintain a healthy diet and stay active to give your body all the essential nutrients it needs to function at it best.

For those who aren’t sure where to begin, it is best to speak to a holistic skin professional to come up with the perfect plan for you while addressing an overall healthy lifestyle. And just because skinimalism uses fewer products, doesn’t mean you need to splurge. “It’s best never to judge products by their price tags but instead by their results and the ingredients they have in them. Skinimalism’s main goal is to find highly effective products that work for you while giving your skin the ability to promote healthy skin on its own.

As a basic guide, the non-negotiables we prescribe to is to use a cleanser 1-2 times daily depending on skin type and the days activities one can opt for cleaning with just water at times then use an elixir &/or serum most days though we recommend skipping days weekly. On occasion exfoliant or scrub at a maximum 1-2 times a week especially during the winter months. In the summer it is optional though again it depends mostly on your skin type. We also suggest if your going to be in the sun for a long period of time than use a SPF for the daytime but very sparingly while a toner is optional due to skin type and condition of your skin as well. 

To sum it up, keep in mind simple routines requires that you find products that will multitask, so you will get tremendous benefits from less product application. We suggest identifying what skin concerns you want to treat or prevent while forming a protocol from there. For example if you need correction, for example dark spots after acne, Take before and after pictures so you can assess progress. Repeat the photos for 4-6 weeks, since many issues will take some time to see noticeable improvements. If you don’t see an improvement, consider tweaking your product choices to come up with the correct protocol. At the same time it is advisable to also look into a proper well balanced diet and come up with an overall regimen that will keep you at your ultimate health from the inside-out. 

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