To say that minimalism is popular now would be an understatement. After taking over the aesthetics of our room decor to our ensembles, the trend has now made its way into our beauty routine. While we saw glimpses of it last year – as skinimalism garnered visibility – it's only grown since then. But first things first, what is skinimalism? Read on as we answer this and show you how to hop onto the trend like a pro.
Whether it's skincare or makeup, skin minimalism, or skinimalism, refers to a simple 'less is more' ideology when it comes to beauty. Essentially, it's all about following a simple skincare regime using the least number of products required, while still letting your skin look healthy and happy. By focusing on what you need, rather than what you want, the routine is all about embracing real skin.
And we're just going to say it – it's about time! Skinimalism speaks volumes about self-acceptance, while also ensuring that you get the most out of the products you use, in a way that doesn't break the bank either! Ready to hop aboard the trend? Well, then there's only one thing to do – figure out what products you need to keep, and which ones you can kiss goodbye. We're here to help you get started with a few essentials you'll need while practising skinimalism, so read on.
Pro tip: Some people's skin has very specific needs, so if you're someone with extremely sensitive skin who needs to use certain products not listed below, please continue to use them!
Regardless of how intense you want to go with a minimalist skincare regime, you absolutely CANNOT skip out on cleanser! You'd definitely want something to clear your skin of impurities, dirt, sweat, and avoid dreaded pimples, right? Opt for the antioxidant-rich Lakmé Blush and Glow Strawberry Gel Face Wash and wash all your skincare woes away. This one contains gentle scrubbing beads that mildly exfoliates the skin. Plus, it has the added bonus of a strawberry-kissed glow, too!
No matter how much we talk about the importance of moisturiser, it's never enough. Regardless of whether you've got oily skin, or your skin is dryer than the Sahara desert, repeat after us: Moisturiser is for everyone. If you want to ensure a healthy skin barrier, we recommend the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser, a lightweight moisturiser that is fast-absorbing and won't clog your pores. Plus, it’s dermatologically tested and free of baddies like alcohol, parabens, artificial fragrance and colour, making it suitable for all skin types.
It's 2021, and if you still need a reminder to wear sunscreen religiously, well, this is it. It protects your skin from early ageing and annoying sunburns, and on a more serious note, skin cancers caused by UV radiation. What's not to love? Go for a broad-spectrum pick like the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen, for a lightweight, non-sticky formula that leaves no white cast, and blocks up to 97% harmful sunrays.