Skincare minimalism has become a recent trend as people are taking it “back to the basics" when it comes to their skincare routines. Let us be the first to tell you that this is anything but basic, in fact, it can be a great option for a lot of people. Skincare minimalism focuses on the essential vs the advanced, particularly on a minimal, 3-step skincare regimen consisting of cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF. This is a fantastic option for people who want a speedy/lower cost routine, are recovering from an overuse of active ingredients, or are just starting on their skincare journey. Let’s take a look at each step and why it’s integral for both the essential and advanced routine:
This step of a skincare routine is not given enough credit. Removing debris, pollutants, and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin is a highly anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and blemish preventing step. We love the Josie Maran Pineapple Enzyme Pore Clearing Cleanser because it has pineapple extract to provide gentle chemical exfoliation and lactic acid which not only exfoliates, but also acts as a humectant to draw in moisture from the air into the skin.
Skin hydration is a key player in aging prevention. Moisturizers provide our skin with lipid support which reinforces our skin’s ability to retain moisture and keep out free radicals. The Youth To The People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream is a fantastic lightweight option that contains vitamins C, E, and A.
This step is crucial for everyone. It helps to prevent skin cancer, premature aging, and sun damage. The HydroPeptide Solar Defense Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 provides pure mineral protection as well as niacinamide for brightening and cucumber extract for soothing and moisturizing.
While a 3-step regimen can be effective and is a fantastic baseline for anyone’s skincare routine, it has been proven that more advanced routines have a more impactful result on wrinkle depth, overall hydration, and texture. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our licensed Estheticians to see which routine option works best for you and your lifestyle.