Minimalist Skincare is the Way to Go
The world of skincare has exploded recently – countless products, gadgets and tools are available for purchase but not many know exactly how to use products correctly for the best benefit!
One beauty trend leading the craze is known as a K-beauty routine, which encompasses about 10 steps designed to get your skin glowing, healthy and radiant. K-beauty, which is a common reference for beauty routines originating from South Korea, are taking the beauty world by storm, but some suggest these lengthy routines are doing more harm than good.
Another popular trend is minimalizing excess from everyday life and slowing down to really savor actions with intention. So, how does this relate to skincare?
While an intensive skincare regimen might sound like it’s beneficial, it could actually have the opposite effect on skin. Instead, we think paring a routine down to the essentials has a better effect and will get you closer to the results you’re looking for!
While an intensive skincare regimen might sound like it’s beneficial, it could actually have the opposite effect on skin.
The 10-step K-beauty trend increases risk of redness, irritation, and dryness – when you use more products they tend to interact with one other. An intensive beauty regimen is not recommended for those just starting out with a skincare routine, as skin sensitivity could develop and general knowledge about how certain products work together might be lacking.
Minimizing Your Routine
Of course, it’s always nice to add a few steps into your skincare routines on days you need a little something extra.
However, for an everyday skincare routine, a “diet” from an extensive list of products is definitely recommended! By going with the basics, you’re giving skin a chance to breathe and repair itself – not to mention giving skincare products a chance to actually work.
So, what are three necessities in any skincare routine?
With these three products, your skin gets the effective cleaning it needs, as well as hydration and protection from sun damage. If you’ve been engaging in a substantial skincare routine, similar to the K-beauty trend, this is a great opportunity to step back and give your skin time to repair and replenish healthy cells for a more radiant complexion.
Have you noticed breakouts, dryness or redness after using a variety of ingredients like acid or retinol? The skincare diet is a perfect way to get back to basics through a process of elimination and figure out what trouble spots – if any – you want to focus on going forward. After all, you might not need a retinol at this point in time or maybe you need to manage dryness with a different type of cleanser – you’ll be able to better help your skin when you know exactly what it needs.
How to Incorporate Minimal Skincare into Your Routine
For the sake of giving your skin a chance to get healthy on its own, there are just a few steps needed to create an effective routine.
• Cleanser – Cleansers typically fall into one of the following categories: milk type, gel type, oil/balm type, and foam type. Milk and gel cleansers often use macromolecules, including gums and waxes, to increase viscosity and create their textures. These macromolecules with large particle sizes may clog pores and prevent deep cleansing of the skin. Oil/balm cleansers often leave oil residues on the skin and are not suitable for oily or sensitive skin. Foam cleansers often have high pH and end up stripping the skin, making them not suitable for sensitive skin. VENN Moisture-Balance All-In-One Face Cleanser is a quasi-semi-emulsion type created using water and oil based ingredients and humectants, with particle sizes smaller than emulsions, to deeply cleanse the skin and remove makeup without stripping the skin.
• Moisturizer – To treat a variety of skincare concerns, a good moisturizer is worth its weight in gold. Moisturizer gives skin a dewy, hydrated look and ensures cells are healthy so you have a radiant glow instead of a dull, dry complexion. No matter what skin type you have, a good moisturizer packed with antioxidants is highly recommended!
If you’re still not sure which moisturizing product to use in a minimal skincare routine, consider using a powerhouse product that provides results without requiring additional steps.
VENN Age-Reversing All-In-One Concentrate is perfect for a minimal, streamlined routine. Its potent formula is packed with antioxidants and peptides (89.7% of the formula are energizing bioactives) that deeply hydrate the skin and help fight daily environmental stressors and signs of aging on the skin.
VENN Skincare’s Age-Reversing All-In-One Concentrate is perfect for a minimal, streamlined routine.
Instead of using multiple steps in a skincare routine, look for products that are effective while also taking the place of other formulas. VENN Age-Reversing All-In-One Concentrate allows you to easily replace numerous products (including moisturizer, serum, ampoule, toner, cream and oil), and achieve even better results with a minimal – but thoughtful – approach.