The minimalist approach to skincare is about streamlining our routine to make it as dynamic and effective as possible with only the most necessary products. It’s important to learn what works for our skin type and be consistent with our routine, which means not bombarding our skin with countless products or switching them up too regularly.
Streamlining our beauty supplies and maintaing a simple routine will prevent our skin from becoming stressed, damaged, or overloaded; it allows us to fall into a simplistic daily rhythm that maintains the health of our skin to keep it looking vibrant and nourished.
Minimalist skincare doesn’t have to mean “all natural” organic products from brands you’ve barely even heard of. You can, and should, stick to the brands and products that you know work for you and your skin type. It also doesn’t mean you have to banish all but the minimum essentials from your bathroom shelf; it’s useful to have and keep hold of treatments you only need to use occasionally but are important for treating skincare complaints.
A Minimalist Skincare RoutineThis is just a suggestion, a little guideline of a routine; do what works best for you.
In the Morning
· Wash face with warm water; do not cleanse or treat
· Apply sunscreen
In the Evening
· Double cleanse
· Treat skin (if required)
Once a Week
· Exfoliate the skin
· Deep cleanse with a face mask
· Intensely treat for any skin issues
I have stripped back my skincare routine completely (I follow the routine above), it now incorporates only a handful of products in a very straightforward daily routine. I use coconut oil (my favourite is Sister & Co.) to double cleanse occasionally followed by a cleansing water or gel, using a Konjac sponge to buff the skin. I apply a high-protection sunscreen - Delph Sun Lotion SPF30* - underneath my moisturiser; I’m currently using Fushi Organic Avocado Oil in the morning and MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil* at night. Finally, I spritz my skin with REN Flash Defence Anti-Pollution Mist* during the day to strengthen the skin’s defence against environmental pollutants and stimulate skin cell repair.
Once a week I apply an exfoliating mask, the Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Glycol Formula* and deep cleanse with Perricone MD Chloro Plasma* If I have any skin complaints I typically use La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo and La Roche-Posay A.I. Targeted Corrector, they’re effective, provide quick results, and I’ve found nothing better to use when it comes to clearing up blemishes.