Yep, it's getting expensive out there! And while we're cutting budgets left, right and centre... the good news is, when it comes to skincare, less really can be more. So if you're looking to re-evaluate your 10-step skincare routine for a more budget-friendly one, then this is for you!
Because you can achieve the results you're after by focussing on quality over quantity - and it's called skin minimalism.
Here's how to make the concept of skin minimalism work for you:
1. Get to know your skin type and skin goals
First and foremost, it's important to understand your skin type and any skin goals you may have. There's a LOT of products out there, so not only will this save you the dreaded analysis paralysis, it will narrow down your search to find products that are going to work for your skin and provide the results you're after. Once you have a clear understanding of your skin type and goals, you can start to build out a routine to fit your budget.
2. Get to know the non-negotiables
Regardless of skin type, skin goals and age, there's a few non-negotiable products for every person's skincare routine and these include a facial cleanser, exfoliant, moisturiser and sunscreen. Look for products with gentle, nourishing ingredients that are proven to deliver results.
You might like:
- Cleanser: Clarity: Nourishing Dual-Phase Cleanser, or, Purified: Purifying Cleanser
- Exfoliant: Polished: Refining Exfoliant, or, Canvas: Resurfacing AHA & BHA Treatment
- Moisturiser: Sol: Hydrating Gel Moisturiser, or, The Limelight: Brightening Probiotic Lotion, or, Luna Vitality: Restoring Moisture Cream
One of the best ways to save money on skincare is to incorporate multi-purpose products into your routine. For example, if you're looking to treat breakouts and dullness, find a mask like Luminosity, packed with probiotics, that can assist with both goals at once. If you're looking to treat pigmentation and breakouts, use a product that combines vitamin C and retinol like The Foundation. Do you want to moisturise breakout-prone skin without increasing oil? A probiotic-packed lotion like The Limelight will assist with active breakouts while also providing hydration to your skin too. You could also look to find products that are suitable for both your face and hair, or your body and your hair. Remedy is a hemp-infused body lotion that not only nourishes your dry body skin, but can also nourish your scalp and hair strands too. Do your research, and find products that will give you the most bang for your buck.
- Luminosity: Brightening Probiotic Mask
- The Foundation: Flawless Vitamin C & Retinol Lotion
- The Limelight: Brightening Probiotic Lotion
- Remedy: Calming Hemp Body Oil
Achieving great skin doesn't have to be expensive. By working with your skin type and skin goals, focusing on the basics and choosing multi-purpose products, you can create a budget-friendly routine that works effectively for you. The most expensive products may not always be the best, and you don't need a 10-step skincare routine to feel confident in your own skin!