Complicated, multi-step skincare routines are on the rise! From 10-Step Korean Skincare Routines, to instagram influencers snapping #shelfies of the products in their bathroom cabinet, everywhere you look, everyone jumping on board with layering on their products.
But these complex, time-consuming & expensive routines might be doing more damage to your skin than good. Mixing too many active ingredients can lead to more irritated skin.
The truth is, it’s better to keep it simple. You don’t need to get complicated with your skincare routine to see results.
So back away from the medicine cabinet and let’s simplify your routine these 3 Simple Steps:
Cleansing is crucial. The rest of your products will only be effective if they are applied on a clean canvas.
Apply your cleanser and massage into skin with a small amount of water. Aim for washing your face at least 30-60 seconds to give the ingredients enough time to work their magic.
A good rule to remember is to apply your products from thinnest to thickest. So up next, it’s time to apply serum.* Serums are light-weight but highly concentrated & nutrient-dense treatments that address specific concerns.
They have smaller molecules than moisturizer, so applying them after cleansing will allows the serum to penetrate the skin at a deeper level.
*If you use a toner or face mist in your routine, apply it after cleansing and before applying serum.
Lock in much needed hydration in your final step by layering on a moisturizer. No matter if you have dry or oily skin, a moisturizer is an essential final step in any skincare routine.
It helps support healthy skin by reinforcing its protective barrier. Listen to your skin to know what kind of moisturizer works best for you.
Also, consistency is key! Commit to sticking with your 3-Step Routine for several weeks. You don’t need a complicated routine - just a simple, consistent regimen with effective ingredients will deliver fantastic results.