Many of us have been sold on the idea that more is, well, more when it comes to skincare. Our countertops are a testament to this theory, piled with products, from serums to facial oils and beyond. But what if all of this effort has actually been compromising our skin? Too many products can break down the skin barrier, causing redness, irritation, and acne. What’s the solution? Some say skinimalism.
Skinimalism is simply a minimalistic approach to skincare. It could mean reducing the number of products in a regimen or just wearing less makeup. It’s about taking charge of your beauty routine, making the decision to go with just a few multitasking products, and committing to skincare that’s more sustainable and typically less expensive.
Why are experts getting on board with this trend? It comes down to skin health. It’s easy to be confused by the wide array of skincare products on the market, with all those ingredients and formulas. Lured by the promise of beautiful, glowing skin, consumers overdo it and end up with exactly the opposite, irritating their skin by misusing products. By constantly trying the latest thing, incorrectly layering products, or combining too many active ingredients, people are overwhelming and overstimulating their skin.
How do you go about getting your skincare regimen under control? It’s all about education. Knowing the facts about skin care can help you choose high-quality products that do more than one thing at a time. You may discover that you’ve been unnecessarily switching between products, thinking it’s better for your skin, when a simpler routine would have been more beneficial. For instance, it can be healthier and more budget-friendly to choose one well-made moisturizer that can be used in the morning and at night rather than using different products at different times of the day. Your skin doesn’t care what time it is, and your wallet will thank you for buying only one.
The trick is knowing which products are the most beneficial. One well-formulated multitasking product can have different active ingredients, as long as the ratios are right for your skin. Unfortunately, consumers are often unaware of combining one ingredient products to achieve the results they seek, particularly because it’s hard to know which ingredients play well together. If you’re using products with ingredients that actively work against each other, you’re asking for trouble, or you may be applying redundant ingredients. Seeking the advice of a professional is the best way to determine which ingredients enhance each other to improve your skin.
For expert advice on revamping your skincare routine, contact Arlington Dermatology. Whenever you need a board-certified dermatologist, you can trust us to help you care for your skin. For over 40 years, our Board-Certified dermatologists have been serving patients, making the health and welfare of our patients our top priority. We offer innovative treatment methods using state-of-the-art medical equipment in our conveniently located, patient-friendly facility in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. Contact us or call 847-392-5440.