How To Practice minimal skincare?
The best method for practicing skin minimalism for beginners is to identify your specific skincare concerns. If there is a particular issue with your skin, such as acne or increased sensitivity, you can look for products that target that skincare condition and build your routine from there. This way, you have a foundation to build from in terms of making an efficient minimalist skincare routine.
If you are unsure of where to begin, you can always consult with a dermatologist and work on a routine together. These professionals will have more knowledge and be able to work with you in terms of what your skin may need as opposed to other users. Whether it’s a prescription product or an item that’s sold off-the-counter in a pharmacy, they will be able to guide you in the right direction.
There are, however, some non-negotiable products when it comes to skincare. The foundations of skincare tend to build from cleansers and moisturizers, ideally featuring a cameo from antioxidants such as hyaluronic acid or Vitamin C. For those on the go, as life gets busy and catches us off guard at times, moisturizing sticks can be a lifesaver not only for their proven results but for the fact that you can’t overdo them. They can be reapplied throughout the day as needed.
Sticking to the essentials can oftentimes be more beneficial for the skin, as overloading the barrier with too many ingredients or similar formulas can cause harsh reactions, such as rashes, inflammation, and dermatitis. As always, you should be following every AM routine with an SPF so your skin’s barrier is well-guarded throughout the day. If you’re out in the sun for extended periods, you should be reapplying at least every two to three hours to exposed areas.
If you’re going to have a more comprehensive skincare regimen, the PM routine just before bed is the proper way to do so. Formulas are more effective when the body is at rest and a healthy sleep schedule won’t only help you feel refreshed but will allow your skin to recharge for the next day as well.
You can have a bit more fun with your nighttime routine by incorporating specific serums or products that target a certain skin condition or area, such as eye creams. Heavier moisturizers are recommended in the PM so that they lock in moisture following the application of products and allow for deeper absorption of active ingredients.