skin minimalism: quality over quantity

It's 8:30 pm pretty much any night in 2017 and you’re about to start your skincare routine: oil cleansing, foam cleanser, exfoliant, toner, essence, serum, sheet mask, eye cream, moisturizer, night cream.  By the time you’ve applied that last layer, it’s 9:30, you’re wondering where your evening went, and you set your alarm for an hour earlier than normal to get through your 10-step morning routine.

Three months later, you can’t determine which product is causing blemishes because you dare not skip a step, your boss has been giving you side-eye because you’ve been late more often than not, and your credit card balance is giving you hives.

Fast forward to 2023, where skin minimalism rules and no one’s eating breakfast through a sheet mask.

Skin minimalism, a more mindful approach, is about quality over quantity - using fewer intentional  products to produce better results. Slashing the extras can save you money, time, and stress. As is the case with everything in life, at some point you need to prioritize what’s working for you.   

When Michelle and I started discussing relativskin, the phrase that kept emerging was “simple but effective.”  We created a remarkably simple routine, comprised of three active multi-purpose products, which nourishes your skin in the morning, repairs it at night, and keeps that all-important skin barrier healthy 24/7.  

Keys to skin minimalism success?  Choose a couple of optimized products that have multiple benefits.  Be consistent. And for the love of God, catch up on that beauty sleep your marathon skincare routine stole!

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