Skin Minimalism

Skincare is an important aspect your lifestyle and can play a big in your selfcare routine, especially after a long day. But this doesn’t have to be complicated. Specialists however suggest that a cleanser, moisturiser, and sunscreen is all your skincare routine really needs to maintain happy and healthy skin.

Within the three R’s of the waste hierarchy – reduce, reuse, recycle — there tends to be a huge focus on reusing and recycling, but reducing is the one R that often goes forgotten. Reducing skincare products is one way of reducing our consumption and the waste we produce.

Skin Minimalism strips down your previous regimen to, at most, three or four products, and focuses on personalising your routine to best suit your skin. So, not only does it focus on education around what products you actually need, but skin minimalism also promotes waste reduction and less money wasted on unnecessary products.

You may opt for one treatment if your skin needs it, a mask once in a blue moon for a pick-me-up or an extra serum, but these are not as essential as we have been led to believe. Here is a break-down of the 3 main products you need to simplify your skincare routine:

1. Cleanser

Specialists suggest washing your face with a facial cleanser at the very most twice a day. If you suffer from extremely dry sensitive skin, you may cleanse only once, preferably at night, or use a mild cleanser designed for dry skin. If you wear makeup, make sure to include a pre-cleanse as well such as Micellar water or an oil cleanser.


2. Moisturiser

Even if you have oily skin a moisturiser is still necessary. Moisturiser will ensure your skin does not dry out from cleansing and will keep the skin hydrated so that it does not over-produce sebum (which clogs your pores and causes breakouts).


3. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most important step of your skincare routine. Providing protection from the harmful sun’s rays, sunscreen should be applied repeatedly throughout the day.

PSA: If you do have a range of skincare products, finish them first before simplifying your routine.

This article is an excerpt from a recent article by our content partner TWYG. Read the full article here.