- I find complex skincare routines too strenuous and hard to keep up with.
- It took me some time to find more minimalist, “lazy girl” habits that kept my skin clear and soft.
- To keep things simple, I do 3-4 steps morning and night.
I’ve always been “lazy” when it comes to mainstream beauty trends. I didn’t have the patience to straighten my hair in high school, I still don’t know how to make a smokey eye, and I haven’t used skincare for most of my life.
Things that seemed natural to others, such as watching YouTube tutorials, researching products, and spending five minutes or more, were overwhelming to me. A few years ago, when the 12-step skin care routine was all the rage, I did it because I was just incapable of doing what other women were doing without a second thought, resulting in perpetually dry, acne-prone skin. I thought it gave me confidence that I was destined to become skin.
Since then, I have learned that I am not alone.more people are choosing more minimalist skin trendEither because of sensitive skin, or simply the fact that 12 steps is about 6 too many steps to remember reasonably every day.
Ultimately, after trial and error (and consulting with many dermatologists), A simple skin care routine that you can follow without fail. As I am consistent, these products really work and have led to the smoothest, clearest skin I have ever seen.
I do 3 simple steps every morning and night
I follow best basic skin care routine According to my dermatologist, I use several staple products and do pretty much the same procedure every day and night. Some of my products are multifunctional, like my favorite sunscreen that combines skin-protecting SPF with moisturizing niacinamide. Here is my daily routine:
every morning routine
Cleanse your face again with Tatcha’s The Rice Wash
(optional) using Bioderma micellar water, I think it’s more effective to use a cotton pad to remove makeup rather than wiping it off.
Apply Pharmacy Retinol Serum every 3 days to avoid irritation.
Let’s apply Cetaphil Moisturizer because it’s cheap and you can use it on your face and body.
These specific products are what I’ve found to work for my skin, but the general principles of cleansing, vitamin C, sunscreen, retinol, and moisturizing work for everyone.
Cleansing removes dirt and clogged pores, vitamin C brightens skin, retinol reduces fine lines, moisturizers prevent dry skin, and sunscreen provides important protection and anti-aging benefits. All these steps together keep my skin smooth, firm, and blemish-free.
From time to time, we change products to try new products. For example, my dermatologist told me to try the following: A stronger retinoid I switched to another brand I liked better for better results.
This simple routine also saves you money.instead of spending hundreds of dollars Only buy what you really need for products that you might throw away after only a few uses.
I’ve Learned Not to Obsess Over My Bad Acne and Fine Lines
My skin looks the best it’s ever been, but I know it’s not perfect by everyone’s standards. As a woman over 30, I have fine lines and dark circles. I still get pimples sometimes during my period.
But I’ve learned to embrace these little blemishes instead of superimposing my natural face on a stranger’s selfie that’s definitely filtered. I’m convinced that hyaluronic acid makes my skin even smoother, and the right eye cream can do wonders, but over the years, the more I obsess over my “flaws” , The more products I buy, the more disappointed I become. Eventually, my skin care routine becomes elusive and inaccessible again.
So I stick to what works and try to let go of the internal chatter about needing a different serum. Maybe I’m lazy, or maybe I’m just a woman tired of living with fast-changing beauty standards and knowing my skin looks good.