How To Embrace Skinimalism

After over a year at home, it only makes sense that we are trying to make our self-care and beauty routines feel renewed without necessarily focusing on all of the newly launched formulas that seem to be popping up left and right.

What is Skinimalism?

This new trend is all about scaling back to achieve the ultimate “glow up.” Becoming a skincare minimalist is about taking a less-is-more approach to your routines. However, mixing your skincare and makeup routines is also up for grabs. Think of it as the next level of nailing that no-makeup look. Products that have multiple benefits and clean beauty essentials are a must.

Things To Consider

We are embracing slow beauty here, so what does that mean for you exactly? You may want to take another look at your current arsenal and cut it down from there. A couple of months ago, I completely purged all of my products that were never going to see the light of day — at least not on my skin only after I shopped through my collection of serums, cleansers, and masks of course.

How To Create Your Regimen

Time to create your new routine, but this is also my favorite part: using your stripped-back routine and products to create your own “natural” look. If I have a Zoom meeting, I take advantage of trying to make an effort by using very minimal makeup. A little concealer dabbed in those problem areas, and a light swipe cream blush with a matching lip balm. It’s a very quick and easy and routine, and yet I feel so polished.

To create your own regimen, start with the basics. A great cleanser is the foundation of this beneficial routine. SPF is also essential to helping you achieve great skin for years to come. Next, think about the kind of skin issues you’re most concerned about, and find a serum, moisturizer and go-to mask treatment focused on correcting your biggest woes.

Makeup is just a fun add-on for those days that you want to look and feel glam, minus the cakey look and feel. Go for sheer formulas and creams that are easy to blend and give a more natural color payoff.

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Try these cult-favorite products to aid you in achieving your best glow yet.


Featured + main image from our interview with Ingrid Emaga

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Author: Wendy Vazquez

Wendy is the Editorial Assistant here at the Glitter Guide. She has a background in PR and marketing, but her true passion is editorial. She enjoys all things beauty and lifestyle.