I have tried my fair share of skincare products over the years, including multi-step systems. Without fail, I always come back to the basics. The choice is partly driven by time. Three kids and a busy work life leave little time for anything extra.
But, guess what? The basics work. Cleanse, tone, hydrate, repeat.
Interestingly, it looks like some experts agree and predict a minimalist approach to skincare (dubbed skinimalism) as a trend for this year. According to one expert in a Vogue article from January, using more products doesn’t guarantee results and can sometimes have the opposite effect. Similarly, another expert describes the importance of quality over quantity.
A few quick tried-and-true ways to keep skin looking its best:
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Yes, add moisture directly to your skin. But don’t forget about hydrating from the inside out. Drink water!
- Create a routine. Practice your skincare routine twice daily. Something I personally live by: never go to bed with makeup on.
- Exercise. The increased blood flow leaves skin looking radiant.