Recently I read an article about “Capsule Wardrobe” in Fashion and Beauty. I was very intrigued by the minimalist concept. I am always looking for ways to make life simpler; less stress in our ever changing, fast paced world. I believe we have so much technology that it weighs us down instead of lightening our load. Anyway, this is a really good read and I encourage everyone to read it.
With this minimalist concept in mind; I thought “Wow, how can I create a skincare regimen with this in mind?” Let’s start with understanding that more is less and you want to get the most out of every product. Because I am a licensed esthetician, I am trained to understand and know ingredients and how they affect the skin and ultimately the body as a whole. So, purchase the best that you can afford. We can’t compare apples to oranges. In other words, over-the-counter (OTC) products and professional products are very different. You get what you pay for, so buy professional products that deliver the greatest results.
Start with a cleanser specific for your skin type. Cleansers should make your face feel smooth, silky, or satiny; not dry, or tight. One of my favorites is Stone Crop Gel Wash. This cleanser is good for all skin types.
Next, a great serum. Serums are what I call the “work horses” of skincare. They deliver the greatest benefit at the cellular level. I love the Rosehip Triple C & E Firming Oil. This product can be used as a moisturizer as well, depending on your skin type.
Moisturizing would come next. There are many to choose from and this is where it can get tricky. Choosing a moisturizer for skin type, climate, targeting correction, etc., are factors that go into ones’ decision. If I had to choose one for everybody, I would choose the Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream. If sticking with the minimalist theme, a moisturizer that doubles for day and night is a great choice.
Add a nonchemical sunscreen for the daytime and you have a simple regimen.
Putting it all together
It is recommended to visit a licensed professional for your specific needs. As seasons change, so does our skin—your regimen needs to change as well. It may look expensive at first, but remember you are paying for ingredients that really deliver—not water, fillers and other things your skin doesn’t really need. In the long run, you are actually saving money.
I have chosen my minimalist skin care regimen from Eminence Organic Skin Care because I know and love their products. They work, last for months and deliver the best for your skin.