With skincare, less is more, and this is why we encourage a minimalist approach to your everyday skincare routine. The first step to minimalism in skin care is identifying your skin type. When you know your skin type, it is easy to get products that work perfectly for you. Minimalist skincare allows you to use less products with the purpose of keeping your skin healthy and glowing. In this article, we will list minimalist skin care guides for every skin type. This guide is suitable for people with oily, combination, dry, and normal skin.
Essentials for Oily Skin: Antioxidant Moisturize, Toner, Exfoliate
Factors like humidity, lifestyle, genetics and the skin care products you use are responsible for your oily skin. When the skin is stripped of its natural oil, it produces more, which leaves you with oily skin. The natural oil of the skin is a protective layer. Having oily skin is nothing to worry about. It is not an excuse not to use a moisturiser or other skin care products. Here is a minimalistic guide/approach to taking care of your oily skin.
– Use a moisturiser that has antioxidant properties. Most body butter contains antioxidants that reduce inflammation and acne breakout. A good moisturiser will treat damage to the skin barrier while providing a protective layer. It also makes the skin tone even and improves the skin’s overall texture.
– For people with oily skin, the toner should be one product you reach out for during your morning and nighttime routine. Not only does the toner hydrate your skin, but it also helps to fight acne and minimises your skin pores. It is best to use a toner after cleansing the face. You can either gently massage your toner into the skin, or use a ball of cotton wool to spread it evenly across the face. A toner helps to control the excessive production of oil on the skin.
– Exfoliating the skin will help you get rid of dead skin cells and also reduce acne breakout. For people with oily skin, it is easier for the skin to get clogged due to the excess production of sebum. You can add an exfoliating cleanser to your routine to help increase the radiance of your skin.
If you have oily skin, focus on cleansing, toning, moisturising and exfoliating the skin as this will give you a healthy and natural glow.
Combination Skin Care: Serum, Gentle Cleanser, Hydrating Moisturizer
Did you know it is normal to have two skin types? For people with combination skin, the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) is the oily part of the face, and other parts are mostly dry. Having a combination skin is not a skin concern. Here is a minimalist approach to consider for your combination skin.
– Add a serum to your nighttime routine. A serum contains several benefits for the skin. It is rich in powerful humectants and helps the skin to lock in moisture. When applying the serum, pay attention to the Tzone. The serum hydrates the skin and gives a smoother appearance.
– The presence of natural skin oil in the T Zone of the combination skin is enough to add a cleanser to your skincare routine. Products that contain harsh ingredients will strip the skin of its natural oil, and this can lead to an acne breakout. A cleanser leaves the skin refreshed while balancing the complexion. It unclogs the pores and removes dirt and impurities from the skin.
– The moisturiser is a vital part of your skincare routine if you have combination skin. It brightens the skin and also helps to retain and lock natural moisture. It is best to apply a moisturiser when the skin is damp. When you have combination skin, a moisturiser will help to increase hydration and repair damage to the skin barrier.
By consistently using a moisturiser, cleanser and serum, you will enjoy the benefits of minimalism on your combination skin.
Dry Skin Care: Gentle Cleansing, Moisturizing, Hydrating Exfoliation
There is minimalist skincare goodness for you if you have dry skin—the symptoms range from itchiness to dullness and dryness. When you have dry skin, it is best to avoid products containing alcohol or harsh ingredients. Here is your guide to having healthier skin.
– Ensure you focus on hydration. Avoid cleansers that contain sulfate or harsh foaming agents. It can be drying and will only strip your skin of its natural oil. It is advisable to use a bar soapthat has hydration qualities. Ensure you do not apply the bar soap directly to your face. Dampen your face with water, apply the bar soap to your hands, make a lather and gently scrub your face in a circular motion.
– When you exfoliate your skin, you get rid of dead skin cells and pave the way for healthier skin. Use a gentle exfoliator to help get rid of dry skin. Remember to moisturise after exfoliating the skin.
– A moisturiser is a key product for all skin types, and dry skin is no exception. Shea butter is a good moisturiser option if you have dry skin. It will help to hydrate the skin and offer other loads of health benefits to your skin.
Normal Skin: Cleanse, Serum & Toner, Hydrating Moisturizer Routine
However, having normal skin does not mean you shouldn’t have a skincare routine.
– Invest in a good cleanse to keep your skin healthier and remove excess oil. Also, make sure your choice of cleanser does not strip your skin of natural oils, as this can change your skin type.
– Add a serum and toner to your skincare routine. The serum improves your skin’s radiance while naturally hydrating the skin. The serum in your skincare routine will also reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other skin concerns.
– The hydrating moisturiser is the best option for people with normal skin type. It gives the skin a natural glow and long-lasting hydration.
These are the minimalist skin care guide for all skin types. It is advisable to find a product that works for your skin and stick to it. Replace expired products, and remember it takes consistency to see results.
What products do you use for your skin type?