Skinimalism — a portmanteau of skincare and minimalism — is the biggest beauty trend right now. The trend asks that you take a minimal approach to your skincare and makeup routine so that you celebrate your natural skin.
Why is it so popular right now? Beauty culture could be moving in a different direction after focusing on trends that require a lot of products, time and effort. People are tired of following 10 step skincare regimens before bed and waking up early to contour their face with makeup. After the pandemic, people are paring down their routines in hopes that they’ll feel gorgeous, even when their faces are bare.
So, if you’re interested in jumping on the bandwagon, here are some ways that you can practice skinimalism this year:
Declutter Your Medicine Cabinet
When it comes to your skincare routine, less can be more. In fact, using too many skincare products can backfire and cause problems like irritation, breakouts and oiliness.
What should you use? Focus on three main products: a gentle cleanser, a moisturizer and a sunscreen with a high SPF. These should keep your face clean, hydrated and safe from sun damage.
Think of Cosmetic Treatments
You might feel like skinimalism is only made for people who are blessed with clear complexions. If you struggle with redness, acne or fine lines that you’re embarrassed about, don’t worry — you can still participate. Instead of depending on piles of skincare and makeup products, consider cosmetic treatments that can really improve your skin.
What cosmetic treatments can you try?
- Microdermabrasion: a procedure where an abrasive applicator removes the top layer of skin to encourage new collagen growth.
- Microneedling: a procedure where a dermaroller with fine needles is moved over the skin. The needles prick the skin to encourage new collagen growth.
- Laser Therapy: a procedure where a laser emits pulses of light into the skin to trigger collagen growth.
These treatments can do more than give you an enviable glow. They can reduce the appearance of fine lines. They can clear your complexion. They can even make your skincare products more effective.
Where can you get them done? If you live in the Greater Toronto Area, you should go to one of the world-class GraceMed clinics. They have the best dermatologists in Toronto. They offer microdermabrasion, microneedling, laser therapies and more to help their patients improve the look and feel of their skin.
Use Colour Correctors
If you don’t want to go out bare-faced — that’s okay. You don’t have to dump the contents of your makeup bag in the trash! Skinimalism is all about paring down the products and highlighting your natural beauty.
One thing that can help you minimize your makeup routine is colour correctors — these are pigmented products that can counterbalance undertones in your skin. You can use colour correcting makeup to expertly cover dark undereye circles, acne, redness and dark spots on your face. It can hide these skin “imperfections” and even out your complexion.
Apply the appropriate colour correctors to your face, blend them in and then add a light layer of foundation. That’s it. Your skin will look flawless.
Minimize your skincare routine and maximize your confidence. This is a beauty trend that you’re going to want to join.