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What exactly is skin minimalism?

If lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that we really don’t need all the extravagant extras to live our best life, especially when it comes to our self-care routines.

The vast majority of us have spent a year mostly makeup-free. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the physical (see what really happens when you go makeup-free), mental, and emotional results.

With this, the beauty industry has undergone quite the transformation post-lockdown. There’s now less call for the heavy makeup, invasive products and quick fixes of yesteryear.

These days it’s a more simplified, targeted and effective regime that’s paving the way for a healthier, brighter complexion.

Known specifically as skin minimalism, or ‘skinimalism’ for short, this back to basics movement is a refreshing take on beauty that will see us through summer and far beyond.

But what exactly is skin minimalism, how does it benefit the skin, and how can Organic Apoteke help you achieve minimalist perfection in your very own home?

Introducing skin minimalism…

As one of 2021’s biggest beauty trends, skin minimalism is a movement we should all get on board with.

Skin minimalism encourages us to do away with the 12-step skincare routines and the multitude of products littering our bathroom cabinets that weigh heavy on the skin and unrealistically promise instant results.

Instead, it inspires you to streamline your skincare regime in favour of fewer steps and better quality products.

What are the benefits of skin minimalism?

There are so many benefits that go hand-in-hand with minimalist skincare. By using fewer ingredients, you’re more likely to achieve better results for your skin and wider wellbeing.

You’ll spend less time and money on your skincare regime, as well as focus on long term improvements that give you the opportunity to embrace your natural beauty, rather than cover up your flaws.

NYC-based dermatologist Sejal Shah explains more about how skin minimalism is changing our perception of our beauty for the better:

“Skinimalism is a movement toward embracing your real skin — less makeup and fewer beauty products — and allowing your natural glow to shine as opposed to heavy layers of makeup and contouring that often reflect unrealistic beauty standards commonly seen on social media.”

It’s not only our self-esteem and the condition of our skin that receives a boost with skinimalism. The planet will also benefit from your pared-back beauty regime. Fewer products after all mean less packaging and less waste.

Does the minimalist approach really work?

Taking the minimalist approach isn’t a beauty fad that will quickly fall out of favour, it’s a way of life.

By focusing on the long term health and condition of your skin, you’ll be avoiding the excessive skincare routines and harsh ingredients that strip away the skin’s all-important barrier. Skin minimalism nurtures your microbiome to a calm, healthy, and hydrated glow.

How can I get started with skin minimalism?

Getting started with skin minimalism is more than just going to your bathroom cabinet and chucking a few products out.

As well as embracing fewer products, you need to use better quality ingredients. Check the ingredients lists of the solutions already in your collection.

Remember natural ingredients are always better. Our use of potentized natural actives (PNAs) is pioneering, and takes the very best, most beneficial ingredients from nature to provide truly safe and effective skincare. We like to think of them as nature’s gifts!

The vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients found in the PNAs we use, nourish, and heal the skin deeply to help, not inhibit, skin function and beautify your complexion.

Multifunctional products, like the ones we develop and deliver here at Organic Apoteke, also enrich the minimalist skincare routines no-end.

By choosing multifunctional, your skin never has to go without during your quest for simplicity.

Want to embrace skin minimalism in all its glory? You’re in the right place! Shop minimalist, multifunctional and effective skincare solutions right here.

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