The once-complicated and time-consuming skincare routines of many are being streamlined in favour of shorter, more focused ones that address specific skin concerns.
A movement that encourages women to embrace their natural beauty while taking better care of their skin by using fewer but more effective beauty products? That's what we’re talking about!
If you are here to learn more about skinimalism, keep reading!
What is Skinimalim?
Skinimalism is a movement that celebrates the idea that less is more when it comes to skin and personal care. Put the 12-step program behind you and try the minimalist approach to self-care instead.
For make-up women, due to the ease with which one may get that natural appearance without resorting to full-face coverage and thick eyeliner, it has been dubbed the "new glow-up" on various social media feeds. But because it emphasizes natural beauty and uses little to no makeup, some people believe that skinimalism is for women who are too lazy to care about their appearance. But hey, bare-faced beauties have recently graced the front covers of big magazines, haven’t they?!
It's intriguing to many of us because it requires less work than other methods to reduce skin pigmentation, pores, and blemishes. When your skin's health is better in general, you can improve your appearance without resorting to unnecessary makeup.
For example, hyaluronic acid is one of the greatest substances for skin care since it helps keep skin hydrated. Incorporating this naturally occurring ingredient into your daily routine will help you conceal the signs of ageing.
In this case, it helps to keep your skin care routine simple, since using too many products at once can irritate the skin. Since there is a limit to how much active ingredient the skin can absorb, this can make acne and other skin problems worse.
Eliminating all products from your routine except for the most basic ones can help soothe inflammation, save you money on products you don't need, and improve the overall health and look of your skin.
When you achieve skin that is radiant, healthy and glowing with the use of suitable products, it will serve as an excellent foundation for your makeup.
Nicky Lamba, our founder, says, “There are ways to eliminate steps, but we don't want people to assume it's just wash and go." Maintaining a healthy skin care routine is still important. Remember the four steps dermatologists recommend we do daily: cleanse, treat, moisturise, and protect.”
If you're looking for a place to begin your skinimalistic routine, here are four suggestions:
1. Stick to the basics
In terms of your skin care routine, "sticking to the basics" means utilising only those things that are absolutely necessary. Excessive use of skincare products can have the opposite effect of what you intended. Cleaning, toning, moisturising, and protecting are the fundamental steps for a good routine. However, if your skin is really dry or dull, or if you just want an extra glow, adding a serum or essence isn't going to hurt. Improving your skin's health may do wonders for your self-esteem and also make your morning makeup routine easier.
There is no need to use a long list of products to achieve a natural appearance. After you're done with your skincare routine, all you need is a light or minimal amount of makeup to bring out your natural glow and beauty or highlight your best features. In fact, you can avoid buildup and clogging by using less makeup. Thank you, skinimalism!
2. Consider Investing in Products That Serve Multiple Needs
We always vouch for the holy grail of a complete skincare regime: The ABC of skincare, i.e., vitamins A, B3, and C, along with hyaluronic acid as a humectant. Investing in these will be a lifesaver. Use them as a part of your morning or nighttime skincare routine. When adding the above ingredients, replace products with multiple ingredients, keep in mind your cleanser and moisturizer.
Skincare and cosmetics are designed to address certain skin issues. However, not every problem requires the purchase of a product. Serums, on the other hand, allow you to treat multiple concerns at once.
For example, products with retinoids have been shown to make fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and other skin discolorations look better. Agreed! But retinoids are known to cause irritation and sensitivity issues; hence, we only recommend the botanical alternative, i.e., bakuchiol.
Serums containing vitamin C can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, dullness, and skin ageing. In addition to boosting collagen formation, they also strengthen the skin's natural barrier. A must-have for skinimalism.
3. Reduce the use of Active Ingredients
You might believe that every step of your skincare routine is crucial to keeping your skin in good condition, but it's really counterproductive to use multiple products that contain the same active ingredient (for example, those that target acne with salicylic acid. What we don’t realise is that that can strip the skin of its natural oils and damage the skin barrier). The goal of skinimalism is to limit how often your skin comes in contact with things that could be irritating.
The fact that some components are effective on their own means that combining them does not always improve outcomes. It's also possible that the two ingredients together won't agree with your skin.
Instead of using a bunch of different products with active ingredients, let your serum do the work. When practicing skinimalism, it is helpful to keep your cleanser and moisturiser minimal. This keeps your routine simple and keeps your skin from getting too much of something that could be bad for it.
Because the chemicals in multipurpose products are designed to complement one another, they are unlikely to cause any unwanted reactions. You only need to apply it once during your routine, unlike using a number of different products. This can be beneficial to both your wallet and your time.
4. Eat healthy
Your food choices also have a direct effect on how your skin behaves. This is because some nutrients are known to be good for your skin and your body as a whole. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc all contribute to healthy skin.
Since the above ingredients are often found in fresh foods, salads and fruits, eating a diet high in nutrients can help improve not only your overall health but also the way your skin looks. Skin wrinkles, dryness, and thinning can be minimized by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet.
If we're truly looking for the skincare collections our favourite influencers are showing off on social media, it can be tempting to check out every new product that comes out. Even though variety is the spice of life, our skin responds best to routine. It takes time for skincare products to work, and our skin needs time to adjust to new ingredients. Like we always say, be intuitive with your skincare.
We anticipate and hope that in 2023, more people will choose minimalistic skin care routines. After some trial and error, you may come to the conclusion that less is more when it comes to skin care and that using a number of products is not necessary for beautiful skin. What’s worse is that it could even have the opposite effect.
We at NESARA by Nicky have concluded that this is the year of skinimalism, influenced by the positive effects on one's sense of self-worth. By encouraging the enhancement of your natural beauty, this practice will make you feel more beautiful and boost your self-confidence.
Remember, choose skincare products that will nourish and protect your skin, and don't deviate too much from your routine if you want to embrace a minimalistic approach to skincare. Consistency is the key to growth of any kind, including skin health.