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Alana Miller

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Why Simplified Skincare Helps You Achieve More Beautiful Skin

 

Establishing a skincare routine is important for the functionality, health and appearance of your skin.  But while you might be tempted by a multi-step routine with lots of different products, this can actually worsen your skin.  Too many products and active ingredients can cause irritation, sensitivity, clogged pores, and breakouts.  A simplified skincare routine of cleanser and moisturizer (and SPF by day) keeps your skin balanced to prevent unwanted skin concerns.  This 2-step approach is fuss-free, budget-friendly, and effective.  

Skinimalism is the concept of 'less is more' in skincare.  Some people say skinimalism is a skincare routine of no more than 4-5 products.  We think this is still far too much.  

How to Establish a Skinimalism Skincare Routine

Wondering where to start when it comes to a skincare routine? Relax – it isn’t as tricky as it seems! Your core routine will be to cleanse (wash) and moisturize your skin. This is your base and everything you need to keep your skin happy and healthy. 

Ensure that the products you're using are free from common sensitizers and toxins, if you sway on the sensitive side of the skin type spectrum, You'll want to stay far away from fragrances and essential oils as well.  

Wondering where to start when it comes to a skincare routine? Relax – it isn’t as tricky as it seems!  Seriously. It's not rocket science.  

You can easily determine your skin type by taking note of how your skin behaves in the first hour after washing and before you apply any products or makeup.  The most common skin types are:

  • Oily skin looks shiny and feels greasy
  • Dry skin looks flaky, might feel distressed and feels tight or itchy
  • Combination skin is greasy in the T-zone and dry elsewhere (usually hormonal)
  • Sensitive skin becomes irritated, red, sore or inflamed 
  • Balanced skin experiences none of the above 

 

Knowing your skin type will help you choose the most suitable skincare products.  Products that aren’t formulated for your skin type might be ineffective and may even worsen existing skin concerns or cause new ones. Not fun.

All this said about skin type, we have a saying at KOOPE - your skin is moody, so listen to the mood of your skin that day! 

 

Why Simple = Best for Your Skin

Life is a struggle, so why add to the drama with a complicated skincare routine? When it comes to skincare, simplicity is your BFF.  

An overcomplicated skincare routine not only wastes your precious time and money, but also can unleash havoc on your skin. Piling on a half dozen products quickly gunks up your pores, which leads to congestion/pimples, which leads to you reaching for yet another product… and you get stuck in a cycle of eek - treat - repeat. All those layers of different ingredients can also (and almost always) irritate your skin and strip away its natural oils, while becoming less effective at treating your original skin concern.  Hasn't your dermatologist ever lectured you on not overdoing it with products?  Listen to them...they're doctors! 

It’s a no-brainer: minimalist skincare is way better for your skin than layer-upon-layer of faddy or expensive products. An easy 2-step skincare routine with targeted and effective but gentle products is the key to clear, healthy, radiant skin. So if you want to level-up your glow, level-down your skincare routine!

 

Your Key Takeaways

  • Establish a consistent skincare routine
  • Use the right products for your skin type
  • Multiple products and ingredients can cause irritation and breakouts
  • Keep things simple with cleanser and moisturizer (plus SPF)
  • KOOPE’s game-changing 2-step skincare leaves you fresh-faced with zero fuss