Skinimalism: How to Let Your Skin Live Its Best Life
We’ve always said healthy skin is the best foundation. So we couldn’t be more excited about the latest trend in skincare: Skinimalism. It’s the best thing to happen to skin since retinoids (thank you, Dr. Fulton). The minimalistic movement is all about nurturing your natural glow. Less makeup and more skincare. Simpler routines. The right formulas for maximum results.
A few effective products targeted to specific issues and used in a consistent daily regimen are all you need to reveal your healthiest skin ever. Here’s how to build your ultimate skinimalist regimen.
Get a clean start.
Cleansing is not just about getting rid of dirt, makeup, oil, and dead skin cells. A good cleanser optimizes with ingredients to promote a healthy skin barrier and support the rest of your regimen in targeting specific concerns. If you have oily or acneic skin, a forum with antibacterial properties will help fight breakouts. If your concern is fine lines of photodamage, some antioxidant support is in order. Here are two of our favorites in those categories.
Mandelic Acid 3-In-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
This gentle, multi-tasking scrub has benefits for all skin types and tones but is especially good for oily, acne-, or hyperpigmentation-prone skin because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and brightening properties.
Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser
Rich in antioxidant polyphenols and linoleic acid, this formula is excellent for defending against environmental stressors and promoting resiliency. Green tea is also a potent anti-inflammatory, making it ideal for rosacea-prone skin.
Pay attention to your pores.
Prominent pores can have a genetic component, but what makes pores appear larger is an accumulation of dead cells and sebum. Clogged pores are also the breeding ground for breakouts, so clarifying is essential. That’s the job of a toner.
In addition to decongesting and refining pores, a toner alleviates dullness, enhances product absorption, and introduces moisture to the skin by sloughing away cellular debris.
For ease of use and all-around glow factor, Daily Repair Pads are one of our favorite ways to keep skin refined and renewed. A cocktail of brightening, antibacterial, and exfoliating acids, plus nourishing and hydrating elements, make these simple, single-use pads an excellent choice for any skin type, including dry or aging skin.
Correct and repair.
Regimen step three is where the real magic happens. Serums are formulated with concentrated actives to target specific concerns like acne, discoloration, fine lines, dull skin, laxity, and rough texture. For bringing out our skin’s naturally healthy glow, serums are essential. You need at least one to boost your skin’s ability to repair and renew. This is your foundational serum. You can supercharge your regimen with boosters to take on specific trouble spots or accelerate your results.
Our starter vitamin A serum accelerates cell turnover and stimulates collagen production to retexturize your skin’s surface and promote a firm, lifted appearance. It works well for targeting acne or signs of aging.
At the top of the list for damage repair and prevention are vitamins C and E. Together, they are an antioxidant powerhouse for guarding against photodamage and restoring healthy tone and texture. As collagen activator, brightener, and cell defender, this is essential booster belongs in every regimen.
Protect your skinvestment.
A healthy skin barrier is essential to glowing skin. It’s what keeps moisture in and potential irritants out, and when it’s weakened or compromised, the appearance and health of the skin suffer. This is where your hydrators come in. Steps one through three of your regimen—cleanse, tone, correct—leave your skin free of cellular debris and infused with targeted actives. A hydrator is like the icing on the cake. It keeps all the goodness inside.
For moisture that won’t weigh your skin down, this lightweight formula blends healing and hydrating allantoin and aloe, antioxidant grape seed oil and zinc peptides, plus anti-inflammatory oat protein in a nourishing, barrier-loving formula.
SPF is your shield against age-accelerating UV damage. This one is non-greasy, non-comedogenic, non-ghosting, and lightweight enough to be used for daily foundational SPF and moisture.
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