Another day, another beauty trend and the same old us (your trusty beauty BFFs). Keeping in line with our efforts to ensure you stay abreast with all the latest happenings in the beauty space, we’ve come across another exciting skincare trend we can’t wait to tell you all about — skincare microdosing. This trend is based on the simple philosophy that we all know too well — excess of anything is bad, and this rings true for skincare products.
This minimalist skincare trend follows the basic principle of not overdoing your skincare regimen, and we’re here for it. So, without any further ado, scroll down to read everything you need to know about the skincare microdosing trend and its benefits for the skin.
What exactly is skincare microdosing?
Skincare microdosing follows the simple philosophy of less is more. This latest beauty trend is all about using smaller quantities of skincare products in lower concentrations in your daily skincare regimen. According to this trend, using lower concentrations in precise quantities makes sure your product is more targeted towards resolving your skin issues.
With the markets being flooded with products enriched with active ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, AHAs and BHAs, we have burdened our skin, and this is doing it more harm than good. Continuously layering your skin with so many products formulated with active ingredients can lead to peeling, inflammation, dry, flaky skin and even cause breakouts.
Now comes the big question — should you try this trend? We say yes, why not! Skincare microdosing doesn’t aim to undermine any of these amazing ingredients — they are all great in their own rights. It simply asks you to use a lower dose and a smaller percentage of these active ingredients in your skincare routine to protect your skin from damage in the long run.
Benefits of skincare microdosing
A champion for your stressed skin, skincare microdosing has a few benefits that you need to know about.
1. Great for sensitive skin: High concentration of active ingredients in skincare products have been a cause of worry for people with sensitive skin. However, with lower percentages and less quantity, skincare microdosing is a boon for sensitive skin types. This allows you to reap the benefits of potent skincare ingredients without worrying about your skin acting up.
2. Less likely to harm your skin: When you use a less and lower concentration of a product, your skin is less likely to react or become irritated. It’s simple; skincare microdosing lets you slowly introduce strong and active ingredients into your routine without causing any harm. This also gives you enough time to observe if the ingredient is working for you or not.
3. Helps build a sustainable skincare routine: When you follow skincare microdosing, you tend to buy fewer products, thus building a sustainable skincare routine.