Have you heard the phrase, “too many cooks spoil the broth”? Apply this phrase to your skincare routine and you’ll know what “skip-care” trend is. Did you know that on average, our skin can only absorb 60% of the products that we apply? Hence all those fancy serums and moisturisers that you’ve spent a bomb on probably don’t even get absorbed by your skin! If you’re now considering starting the skip-care routine, here’s what you need to know:
Just like anything else in life, too much of a good thing can be harmful. Think about it, we use different cleansers, toners, moisturisers, serums, masks etc. on the daily. Here’s why it’s not a good idea to use too many skincare products:
When it comes to skip-care, you don’t have to say goodbye to all your skincare products. Rather, think of it this way—you’ll only use those products that suit your skin and are the most hardworking. This “less is more” approach to skincare is actually prefered by dermatologists. A simple cleanse-tone-moisturise method may actually be better suited for your skin. Although you can tweak it according to your skincare needs, for example, what works for me is cleanse-serum-moisturise.
Figure out what works for your skin and stick to those products. If you really want to cut down on your skincare routine start by slowly weaning off a few products. Another way to use lesser products but still get the maximum benefits is to use hybrid skincare products. They’re basically products that are multitasking and address various skin concerns. Here are some examples of hybrid skincare products:
A simple skincare routine with hybrid skincare products has a lot of benefits, here are a few of them:
I am very impressed with this Korean skip-care trend! What about you?
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