Recently social media has been flooded with hashtags like skinmalism, and minimal beauty. According to the many media publications, the main reason behind this trend is, of course, the Covid-19 pandemic. But this new shift is not a radical approach for many dermatologists because skimimalism is what they have always supported.
As you can guess by the name, this new beauty trend is all about simplifying your skincare routine. Skincare minimalism, or skinmalism in short, emphasizes a simple and sustainable skincare regime with fewer highly effective multitasking bare essentials that tackle your skin woes, leaving skin healthy and radiant. It stresses the pairing down of the skincare routines in favor of a more minimalist and easy approach. The key is, in essence, skinmalism focuses on a simple yet effective routine that can follow on a consistent basis. Not only is skinimalism renowned for being the most low-maintenance skincare routine, but you might also be surprised by the effectiveness of the routine and visible results.
It is a fact that many ingredients may irritate the skin if combined with the wrong products or used excessively or applied the wrong way. But with a minimalist skincare routine, skin does not lead to a compromised skin barrier, redness, irritation, or in some cases, acne breakouts associated with excessive skincare efforts, such as multiple serum layering. Moreover, this stripped-back regimen often saves money, space, and your most precious asset, time. Besides, as skincare is a part of self-care, many believe that a shorter routine is best for their mental bandwidth and happiness.
If you are unsure where to start with countless cleansers, serums, moisturizers, exfoliators, and peels available for purchase on the market without proper consultation and skin analysis, follow the dermatologists’ recommended non-negotiable steps in the skinimalism routine below.
The “less is better” approach works for most skin types and general concerns. However, dermatologists advise speaking to a professional and having a plan for those who need to address more specific skin problems.