The old adage, “less is more” is certainly something to consider even when it comes to beauty products. Sometimes, you will find that too many products can actually irritate the skin and cause more problems you will need to find solutions for.
Here’s the solution: Use fewer products to experience better results.
We can even go as far as calling it the Marie Kondo Effect, except we are moving from tidying up our kitchens and closets to nailing down our skincare routines. Skincare in 2020 is all about fewer steps, fewer ingredients, and more transparency. Today, we will see how we can edit our shelf down to just a few of our favorite products.
Why Less Is More
More certainly doesn’t equate to better when it comes to our skin. Not only can we achieve healthy skin with fewer products, but it also allows us to cut down on the time it spends for us to go through our skincare routine each day.
When choosing products, you want to focus on those that address your skin’s texture, tone, and softness.
Morning Routine With Less
Try changing up your morning routine. Start by washing your face with a gentle cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type. If you have acne-prone skin, you should reach for a facial wash with all-natural ingredients and effectively wash away dirt and makeup and prevent breakouts.
You should then exfoliate your skin. This can be done a few times a week to rid the skin of any dead skin cells and other contaminants that can cause redness, irritation, and inflammation. A 100% natural face serum can also be used to hydrate and smooth the skin and protect it without any chemical additives like perfume.
Evening Routine With Less
For your evening routine, use the same facial wash you used in the morning. You can then apply the same serum as you did before as well, followed by a moisturizer that doesn’t contain perfume. These steps all use fewer products but can go a long way in balancing your skin tone, cleansing the skin of impurities, and locking in moisture.
Face and body clay masks can also be used to detoxify the skin and remove the outer dead layers that threaten to clog our pores and cause dry skin.
As you can see, you don’t need to have a cabinet full of beauty products to get the results you desire. The less you put on your face, the better. For this reason, you should find a few high-quality and all-natural skincare products you can use that target your specific skin type. A good cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and face mask are all you need for a well-balanced skincare routine.
With fewer products, there is less chance of your skin becoming irritated and more chance that the few products you use will do the job as intended without overdrying or irritating the skin.
Meta: Less is more certainly applies to our beauty routines. The fewer products we use without harmful ingredients like perfume, the better the results will be.