Do you feel like you are suffocating beneath piles of skincare products? Over 960,000 people in Australia suffer from some form of skin condition. Whether you have problematic skin or not, a time-consuming skincare routine might leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed to the point that it never really becomes a habit you can commit to.
What if your skincare routine was effortless? “Skinimalism” is one of the latest skincare trends that cuts out the nonsense and provides everything you need in as few products as possible. If you’re searching for freedom, then a minimalist skincare ritual is the way to go.
Are you ready to minimise your skincare routine? Here is everything you need to know to create a minimalist’s natural skincare routine.
What is Skinimalism?
Skinimalism is the process of simplifying your skincare routine and eliminating unnecessary products. It is one of the latest minimalist skincare trends that promote the idea that “less is more”. Most skin types will benefit from dialling back their skincare routine and looking critically at the products you are using.
There is a constant barrage of new, active ingredients and formulations being thrown at skincare users, which can leave you confused and unsure about which products work best for you.
Using a natural, minimalist skincare routine can help your skin feel refreshed and revitalised without the long list of ingredients. So, first choose at maximum a handful of multi-functional natural skincare products, that allow you to create a regime you love to follow with minimal effort. And then stick to it – after all, consistency is key.
Step 1: Cleanse
An effective skincare routine starts with a high-quality cleanser. Finding a cleanser that nourishes your skin without stripping it of its natural oils can be tricky. Find natural skin care products that are gentle, but also efficient in removing dirt and makeup.
Your cleanser should also not leave your skin feeling oily. A cleanser that also can remove makeup is a must-have for anyone with a busy schedule. You can use your cleanser with a microfibre cloth, pad, or just your fingers.
To cleanse your face, splash lukewarm water over your skin before you apply your natural cleanser. Apply the cleanser with your fingertips and massage it onto your skin.
Rinse the cleanser away with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean, soft towel. You should cleanse your face in the morning and night to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh. A nourishing natural oil cleanser will remove impurities and dirt without stripping your skin.
Choosing a gentle natural oil-to-milk cleanser as part of your skincare ritual is a wise move because some can have 6 uses in 1 product. The spajar cleansing blend of natural oils is rich in Vitamin A and E and a great way to cleanse your face after a long day. Remove your makeup by using a small amount on a wet palm or moistened pad.
The natural oil turns into light milk when in contact with wet skin. The sunflower seed and rice bran oils are perfect for removing waterproof makeup, leaving the skin feeling neither tight and clogged nor oily. Swapping your old cleanser for an oil-to-milk alternative will moisturise your skin and protect the natural oil balance.
Eliminate bottles of shower gel and bars of soap by using your cleanser as a nourishing body wash or soothing bath oil. If you enjoy a massage, you can also use this cleanser as a body oil for a relaxing end to your cleansing ritual. The oil-to-milk cleanser can be used as a moisturiser by adding a thin, un-diluted layer to your face for extra hydration.
Does your hair feel dry and lifeless? Rub a small amount of natural oil cleanser into the ends of your hair to prevent split ends. This versatile oil-to-milk cleanser will leave your entire body feeling silky and blissfully relaxed.
Step 2: Nourish
Your freshly cleansed skin is now perfectly prepared to absorb concentrated nutrients via a serum before you protect it from stress and environmental toxins with a moisturiser. Facial serums provide extra vitamins and minerals that penetrate much deeper than a moisturiser. Vitamin C nourishes and hydrates the skin and plays an important role in maintaining skin health and preventing damage from ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Cleanse your face before you apply your face serum. Add a small amount to your hands and rub them together to bring the serum to body temperature and activate the natural ingredients. Place your hands onto your face and massage the serum onto your skin, including eyelids and lips.
Your skin can become stressed from using too many products. Using carefully formulated, natural products that have multiple uses is a better way to design your skincare routine. Not only does this reduce the number of products sitting on your bathroom counter, but it also eliminates unnecessary oils and creams from sitting on your skin.
Rejuvenating Vitamin C Face Serum
This powerful vitamin C serum can help fight the signs of ageing and give your body the natural tools to rejuvenate. The blend of 88% organic, antioxidant ingredients helps to brighten, plump, and revitalise the skin with intense hydration, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This skin superfood formula is fortified with Kakadu Plum extract, green coffee bean oil and sea-buckthorn berries, which are a rich source of vitamin A and contain 15 times more vitamin C than an orange!
These rejuvenating, highly active herbal extracts boost collagen and cell renewal to help your skin look younger, firmer, and more refined. Combine this natural serum with the nourishing day and night moisturiser for quick and easy hydration.
Step 3: Moisturise
Dry, dehydrated skin can be irritating and stressful. Using a daily moisturiser can protect your skin’s natural barrier function without making you feel as if you are wearing a shield. Adding a natural moisturiser to your skincare ritual can reduce the signs of blemishes and ageing and is crucial to provide a healthy, youthful complexion.
Apply a small amount of moisturiser to your face after you cleanse and add serum. Apply in circular motions and don’t forget your neck and décolletage area.
Natural Moisturiser for Day and Night
There is no need for a separate night cream with this nourishing natural moisturiser. Use it in the morning before you apply your makeup or apply it just before you settle down to sleep. This non-greasy moisturiser will shield your skin from environmental toxins, is the perfect priming base for your makeup and helps to reduce shine and even out skin tone.
The effective ingredients include aloe vera and calming calendula, which fight to reduce oxidative stress and leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished. Moisturising can also help protect your skin from harmful UV rays. This is important for Australians as 2 out of 3 people are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70.
This multi-award-winning moisturiser provides hydration throughout the day to keep your skin feeling fresh and supple. The ingredients are 89% organic including elderberries that keep skin looking radiant for longer. Elderberries are high in free-radical fighting antioxidants and rich in vitamin A, which helps to prevent damage caused by the sun.
Step 4: Exfoliate
As we age, our skin takes longer to renew itself. Removing dead skin cells by exfoliating is important to achieve a healthy, natural glow. Regular exfoliation can speed up the renewal of your skin and balance natural oil production.
You must find the best exfoliation method for your skin to avoid causing any damage. If you have very sensitive skin then you should consult a dermatologist before exfoliating your skin. People with acne-prone and oily skin can benefit from regular exfoliation to combat the excess production of sebum.
To exfoliate your face, apply a fine scrub with your fingers and move in circular motions, carefully avoiding the sensitive under-eye area. Do this for around 30 seconds and rinse with lukewarm water. Do not use exfoliants if you have any cuts or wounds on your face.
Be gentle when applying a scrub to any area of your skin and avoid using pressure. For the best results, you should exfoliate your skin a couple of times a week.
Natural Face and Body Scrub
Complete your natural skincare set with an extra gentle face and body scrub. Remove impurities and reduce the appearance of cellulite by using this natural scrub once or twice a week. Using a natural exfoliant on your face and body is also perfect for tanning preparation.
The ingredients in this natural face and body scrub are rich in minerals and are ultra-fine to avoid causing micro-tears in the skin. The essential oils will leave you feeling uplifted and revitalised.
Create Your Natural Skincare Routine
Improve your natural radiance with a minimalist skincare routine that saves time, money, and storage. This natural skincare ritual will provide all the nutrients that your skin needs without spending hours in the bathroom. By switching to a minimalist skincare routine, you’ll learn the most powerful lesson of all – less is more.
Are you looking for a minimalist skincare routine that ticks all the boxes? Check out the award-winning minimalist natural skincare set from spajar. Achieve radiant, glowing skin with minimal effort with products you can trust.