The philosophy of ‘less is more’ rings loud and clear when it comes to maintaining our skin care routine. The influx of skincare products in all ranges and varieties is overwhelming and it is becoming increasingly difficult to believe what works for us, what doesn’t, how much of it actually works, how much of it is actually needed and so on.
Dermatologists nowadays observe a myriad of products that their clients bring with themselves to try to understand why certain things claim to work but yet they fail to show the promised results. As necessity for skincare has evolved, so is the necessity to understand the right method and products for your skin for optimum results. Too much usage of more than 3-4 active ingredients can result in more damage to the skin’s barrier and can deteriorate skin’s natural oils.
At Beaumark Beauty, we believe that a consistent minimalistic routine can take you a long way. Our Skin Repair Serum is one of those products which tackles 5 concerns and reduces your skincare steps in half. We believe that 4-5 step skincare routine with the most basic ingredients will do wonders for your skin.
Beaumark's founder Shikha mentions "After lockdown, we all have less time on our hands and I think many of us still want to indulge in self care but have less time to do so which is why a minimalistic skincare routine is so vital."
Before we list down the steps, we would like to point out that the type of products that you choose depends on your skin type, weather or other external factors. Always ensure that you are justifying your skin’s needs by choosing the products with the right ingredients.
Some of the popular and well received active ingredients are Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Retinol and Vitamin E.
Steps for a minimalistic effective skincare routine-
Cleanser – It is recommended to cleanse your face once or twice a day in the morning and in the evening to get rid of dead skin cells, oil, sweat and dirt from your face caused by your make up and your day’s activities. If you have dry skin, cleansing once a day should be enough.
Make sure to buy a cleanser that is free of sulphates, parabens, alcohol. Your cleanser must be gentle and fragrance free. Try out the Maskne Gentle Cleanser by Beaumark Beauty if you are looking for a mild and effective cleanser.
Exfoliator – Exfoliating your skin leads to bright skin and blood circulation. It is important to gently exfoliate your skin on a daily basis to get rid of dead skin cells.
Opt for gentle exfoliators that don’t strip your skin of its natural oils. If you suffer from acne and other skin blemishes, you could also exfoliate your skin with a gentle chemical, like citric acid or hydroxyl acid.
You can choose serums according to your specific skin concerns. Vitamin C brightens skin and boosts collagen production, Hylauronic acid hydrates skin and improves appearance, Retinol has anti-aging properties. These active ingredients tackle different skin concerns. Stick to a particular serum or two for over 4-6 weeks to see results like the Skin Repair Serum.
Moisturizing is an essential step to prevent skin irritation and breakouts. It also locks in the hydration and if it’s infused with rich ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, it gives smooth and glowing complexion.
There are many varieties of moisturizers available. Cream based, gel based, thicker, light-weight which individually cater to different skin types.
This is the final most essential step in your skincare routine. Along with providing moisturization, sunscreens prevent skin from harmful UVA, UVB rays that can cause skin cancer. Apply a sunscreen with has an SPF rating of 30 or more.
The two types of sunscreens available in the market are mineral based sunscreen and chemical based sunscreen
All in All...
It’s always good to keep changing skincare routines every 3-5 months. Our advice is to stick to a particular routine and diligently following it through for a couple of weeks to see its benefits.