Sometimes, it seems like our list of complaints about our skin, our faces, or our bodies knows no end. Maybe we’re bothered by wrinkles or discoloration, or perhaps acne along with some totally unfounded affliction that we recently Googled and decided we have.
This constant inspection is not only exhausting, it’s also totally unnecessary. How crazy is it to realize that your face is the only one like it in the entire world? Your eyes, your cheekbones, the curve of your brows—you’re made up of the most unique makeup possible! We think that’s certainly something to smile about.
When it comes to skincare, we’re of the belief that less is most definitely more. After all, once upon a time simply rinsing your face with cold water did the trick for pretty much all human beings. Now, especially when there are thousands of products to choose from, we love exploring the ones that keep things, simple. Turns out we’re not the only ones. Here’s what some of our trusted Influencers think about the hunt for the perfect skincare products.
Lifestyle blogger Rika tells us “What we apply to our skin is ingested and absorbed and becomes part of us, much like food.” Like us, she totally gets that finding the right products is a completely overwhelming process. How does she deal with it?
“One of the most important steps you should take before buying a new beauty product is taking a look at the ingredient list (much like you do with food). I prefer products that are made with simple ingredients, no fillers, no parabens and no sulfates.”
Rowena, a beauty blogger consider herself *something* of a minimalist.
“I’ve managed to scale back to a minimal makeup routine that is only 6 products, but when it comes to skincare, I can’t quite give up my multi-step regimen, which currently includes any number of masks, ampoules, essences, serums, and creams. While I generally enjoy the routine, to be honest there are times when I wouldn’t mind just slapping on one or two products and being done. I mean less is more with most things, right? Why can’t it also be that way with skincare?”
Jeeyoung‘s learned a thing or two about skincare in her 30’s. We’re listening!
“Summer skincare is crucial to undoing past damage, maintaining skin health, and preventing the aging process. My 20-something self was too lazy to upkeep any summer skincare routine. And now my 30-something self regrets it so much! But, I’ve realized in my maturity, that simple steps make a huge difference to my skin’s health.
Drinking water & staying hydrated
It took experiencing pregnancy for me to realize how important it is to stay hydrated for your overall health. The obvious benefit of drinking lots of water is that my skin is hydrated. I’ve also noticed that hydration is key to my overall skin texture feeling smooth.
Using SPF sunscreen daily
I cringe at the thought of the tanning beds and tanning oil I used in my youth. Now, I spend my days lathering on sunscreen all over my face and body. It’s such a crucial part of skincare! I make sure to buy it in bulk for the summer, but SPF products are a must in my year round beauty routine.
Wearing a hat, UVB sunglasses, sun parasol
Are hats trending right now? If they are, it’s a good thing, because I love shielding my face from the hot sun by wearing hats! There’s plenty of cute and fashionable hats to accessorize your summer outfit or swim suit. It’s a double win, sun protection and a fashion statement! Another accessory that I wear daily is UVB sunglasses. Whether it’s playing outside with the kids or driving to run an errand, I make sure that all of my sunglasses and eyewear are UVB-protected.”
How do you go about choosing skincare that work best for your unique skin? Have you also been trying to cut down on steps and ingredients? We’re looking forward to hearing from you!