Issue No. 13 - Skinimalism

Posted by Kate Delgado on

What is Skinimalism? Why is it a trend now?

Skinimalism or skin minimalism is the latest trend taking over the beauty industry. 

This trend is about "less is more" which means buying less, using less and wearing less. While the focus is around your face and feeling comfortable and beautiful in your own skin without using mass amounts of makeup, we believe this applies to the whole body as well. From your hair down to your toes and even the food you eat. "Less is more" is an important approach to our overall health. 

Why do we feel the need to overdo everything? The makeup, skincare and food industry in the United States is set up so that we buy buy buy and many times the items we are buying aren't necessary and are filled with chemicals and toxins we certainly don't need. 

How much makeup do you have? Aside from going to a wedding or a special event, is there really a need to cake on mass amounts of makeup? How many skincare products do you use? We all enjoy a day at the spa where we are pampered with multiple layers of skincare but it's not something our skin needs daily. How many ingredients are in the food you eat? Have you ever looked at the ingredients when grocery shopping rather than focusing on the nutrition facts? I think you would be surprised. Our bodies can't process or break down all of those additives.

So how do we make these changes so that we feel and look our best without needing ALL of the products? Well, if you take care of yourself, you will see changes in your skin and will actually look much younger than those overdoing Botox and fillers while consuming chemicals. Using a gentle cleanser, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C and a face oil/serum is all you really need in your bathroom for your face. For makeup, try using a tinted moisturizer during the day, maybe a little eyebrow pencil and some light (or clear) lip gloss that also provides hydration. For your body, use a Body Scrub 2-3 times a week and make sure to use either a hydrating Body Lotion or Body Oil daily. And as far as food goes, remember to eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables (juicing is a great way to incorporate this), fats such as avocados and fish oils and drink plenty of water throughout the day. 

It might take some time to get used to this approach if you are not already engaged in it, but it will ultimately improve your skin's appearance as well as your overall health and hey, it's a trend now anyway!



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