I have been getting very into Capsule Wardrobes and minimalist fashion lately, but what about minimalist beauty? Fellow blogger Sophia Smith is here to share her tips for a more minimal beauty collection.
Minimalist living is about shedding things that are unnecessary and possibly overwhelming in an attempt to lead a more fulfilled life, focused on your passions, ambitions and relationships with others; in other words, things that matter more than material possessions.
When it comes to beauty products, most of us are guilty of using too many, too often. The consumer culture and the media that keep bombarding us with tempting ads can make you believe that you need a roomful of beauty products just for your face. You’re probably grinning guiltily at the thought of your cramped bathroom shelves right now. Especially for people with problematic skin, this sort of overconsumption only ends up creating more problems.
The first step towards freeing your skin from that excess is to realize that slathering twenty different products on your face is not the magic formula for perfect skin. On the contrary, as minimalists would tell you, less is more – choosing few yet versatile products by tested skincare companies is much more promising. Go for skincare lines which sell only cosmetics that are produced organically from natural ingredients and are environmentally friendly. The minimalist approach means streamlining your skincare routine by maximizing the effects of those few high-quality products you use.
Read on for advice on how to become a minimalist when it comes to skincare.
In the morning, your skin doesn’t need much special attention. Wash it gently with lukewarm water and no additional cleansers. Nurture your skin with a rich layer of moisturizer and make sure you’re UV protected at all times. Even if it’s not summer, ultraviolet rays can harm your skin, lead to premature lining and even skin cancer if you’re not careful enough.
Keep in mind that getting the “beauty sleep” makes you fresh and energetic in the morning, which also shows on your skin.
An efficient evening routine for minimalists includes thorough cleansing and some extra care. After you’ve washed away the impurities, your skin will breathe more freely and it will be ready for the final step of your daily routine, which is nourishing it with a rejuvenating complex. Investing in one high-quality product, which is natural and reliable, is better than splurging on a range of mediocre products that don’t come up to scratch.
A product such as Dr Hauschka Night Serum is a good choice since its rich formula can revitalize your skin overnight and is suitable for different skin types. In the morning, you’ll have a fresh and glowing complexion.
Include some extras
Even though minimalist means carefully limiting the number of products you use, from time to time, it is okay to have a “special treat”. Some products can be used only on a weekly basis or even less frequently. For example, an exfoliating mask and a deep cleanse once a week can help maintain your skin healthy and radiant. Coconut oil is another product to keep close at hand since it is one of the best moisturizers you’ll find on the market. However, don’t let your list of products used occasionally grow too long either. You want to adapt your skin to a simple, steady routine.
Taking the minimalist approach to skincare makes your life easier and your skin much less overwhelmed. The key is in time-efficiency and simplicity. By reducing the number of cosmetic products you use, you opt for a more relaxed life and avoid overburdening yourself with unnecessary toiletries. If you still haven’t embarked on this adventurous journey to minimalism, you should give it a shot. Living a simple life has never held more appeal than in the hellish tempo of the modern world.
Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about yoga, natural skincare and makeup. Sophia writes mostly in beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Over the years she wrote pieces for: Eco Warrior Princess, Viva Glam Magazine, How to Simplify, Urban Naturale, Just Haves and Carousel.