Minimalist Beauty // Simplify Your Beauty Routine
My morning routine isn’t much of a routine as a busy mom, which is why minimalist beauty is so important to me.
1.Why I Love Minimalist Beauty
I made a decision to stop wearing makeup a few years back. Since then I have gone back to wearing blush a couple of times a week when I’m feeling *extra*, haha. And on occasion, I’ll wear lip gloss when I’m feeling extra fancy. But I really enjoy staying away from stuff on my face like foundation and powder. And I equally enjoy not having anything on my eyes as well.
Sometimes I miss getting all glammed up, but I don’t have any regrets. I remember the last time I wore a face full of makeup. I was driving home from work and my eyes were super itchy. It was a hot Texan summer day, and my face was moist in the heat in the car. My makeup had run just enough to drive me insane and I thought, “That’s it! I’m never wearing makeup ever again!”
So I vividly remember how uncomfortable I became.
2.Benefits Of Not Wearing Makeup
Since I stopped wearing makeup, I experienced some surprising benefits. You can read more about that here, but as a quick recap:
My skin cleared up
I fell in love with my hair again
I looked younger
I saved money
My routine simplified
My skincare changed
Maybe you’re like me and getting fed up with spending so much time on your face and beauty.
Maybe you’re not, and you love the creative expression of wearing makeup. Or you love the way that you look with a full face of makeup and your hair did. And that is totally amazing. I used to love playing with palettes, combining different colors, experimenting with ombre lips and getting my lashes looking as long and voluminous as possible. I had fun with it for a long time.
But one day (for me) it stopped being fun and started being a burden.
But if you are looking for some space to simplify your time and engage in a more minimalist beauty routine, then I have some great tips for you.
3.Adjusting To Minimalist Beauty
I had to get used to my face without makeup, and it took a long time. I thought I looked ugly without it because people would ask if I was tired or sick. I thought this meant that I looked bad, but the truth is that they simply noticed that it was different. And over time, no one notices because this is just my face now. I have had people say, “Well, you don’t need to wear makeup. You look fine without it.”
But so does everyone, including you. We just have to get ourselves, and the world, accustomed to our faces and allow our natural features to shine the way they were meant to.
Now when I look in the mirror, I don’t see Melissa without makeup. I just see Melissa. And I like my eyes, and my nose, and my lashes, and my smile. I am comfortable with my face.
4.Keep stuff on your face to a minimum
What I mean is try not to clog your pores with stuff. I remember being 12 starting out with makeup, using a heavy liquid foundation and smearing it into my skin. You know the look. Orange face, the line under the chin, zits highlighted by caked-on foundation and ashy power. Think light and healthy.
I love just putting a little highlighter above my cheekbone for that extra glow. It’s simple, doesn’t cake on my face and is a simple way to add some major glam.
If you just need help getting out some extra knots, you might just need a simple detangler. I need a good quality leave-in, or I use a regular conditioner to leave in my hair as a styling product for my curls.
7.Minimalist Beauty Challenge
I’d like to challenge all of you to strip down your morning routine for one week. Pick an area to focus on and try a more simple, natural beauty routine.
Maybe you take a week to stop wearing makeup and see how you feel afterward. Or if you straighten your curls every day, take a week to let those curls go free and see how you feel afterward.
If you are used to showering everyday and washing your hair every day, just know that adjusting to a change in this process will probably take more than a week. Over-washing can cause your hair to produce more oils.
So when you stop washing every day, it will probably get worse before it gets better. But once your skin adjusts to the change you will notice a difference and probably not need to cleanse daily anymore.
8.Feed your face.
Great healthy skin begins from the back to the front. Eat restoratively: Omega-3 unsaturated fats found in salmon and pecans battle wrinkle-causing aggravation; citrus leafy foods improve collagen creation; and lycopene, found in tomatoes and pink grapefruit, ensures against sun harm. What to maintain a strategic distance from? Sugar. Elevated levels in the circulatory system cause a procedure called glycation – one of the chief reasons for cell maturing (and wrinkles).
9.Utilize a cream with benefits.
What was adequate in your mom’s day simply doesn’t cut it any longer. For a night cream that is more than dampness, retinoids are a certain wagered. With more than 40 years of clinical research behind them, retinoids have been demonstrated to lessen dark-colored spots and converse sun harm, increment peeling and collagen creation, and even treat skin break out (all while you rest). Over-the-counter retinol (less powerful nutrient A subsidiaries) have a similar enemy of maturing benefits and are less aggravating, in spite of the fact that they take more time to deliver results.
10.Skincare In Your Early 20’s
At this age, you need a decent quality chemical as indicated by your skin type that won’t be cruel or aggravating to your skin however delicate and hydrating. In the event that you have delicate skin, I would suggest Pai Cleanser.
Aside from purging your skin appropriately and not over-purifying it, you will likewise require a hydrating cream that won’t obstruct your pores. Maintain a strategic distance from hostile to maturing fixings at this age and go for a powerful regular and natural lotion that ingests pleasantly into your skin and makes it look solid and gleaming.
Additionally, remember your face sunscreen to forestall sun harm and skin drying out. In the event that you have dry skin, you can utilize a hydrating veil once every week and on the off chance that you have sleek or blend skin, you should utilize a pore purifying regular cover, for example, Dead Sea Mud Mask or Charcoal Mask. For touchy skin types that are sleek with dry fixes, a Rhassoul Clay Mask would be the ideal match.
11.Skincare In Your 30’s
Serums are significant during this period, for example, hyaluronic corrosive serums to hold in dampness, nutrient C serums to help collagen and manage age spots, sun spots and staining just as Vitamin B3 serums that have hostile to maturing benefits and simultaneously are useful for skin inflammation breakouts.
This period is extremely significant for boosting your skin with great quality viable items that will make it increasingly impervious to maturing. A powerful hydrating cream that is additionally hostile to maturing is required during this period.
Search for lotions that contain Q10, peptides, green growth separates and resveratrol. A few people begin utilizing Retinoids and OTC Retinol creams in their 30’s while others do as such in their 40’s.
I like blending my Q10 saturating cream with a little measure of 2.5% retinol cream. You can likewise utilize a saturating cream during the day and go for a more extravagant enemy of maturing cream around evening time.
On the off chance that you have puffiness and dark circles under your eyes, search for peptides in eye serums and creams.
Normal oils that are wealthy in unsaturated fats and lipids are additionally extremely supportive for saturating, sustaining, molding and keeping your skin progressively energetic looking and impervious to maturing.
Most loved normal oils for this object are Squalane Oil, Rosehip Oil, Marula Oil, Castor Oil, and Tamanu Oil.
Moreover, AHA corrosive chemicals and covers that expel dead skin cells are totally vital for uncovering a new, revived and increasingly energetic looking composition.
Over peeling and the utilization of inappropriate items to shed our skin can do significantly more damage than anything else to our skin.
Both of these propensities cause its external layer, otherwise called the defensive obstruction, to get more fragile and hence progressively helpless against a wide range of ecological dangers.
A more fragile defensive obstruction is likewise increasingly helpless against the appearance and improvement of skin maturing signs.
13.Lack Of Sufficient Or Proper Sleep
Satisfactory and great quality rest is significant for your general wellbeing as well as for your skin wellbeing also.
At the point when rest isn’t adequate, the regular skin fixing components and the stratum corneum is contrarily influenced. The defensive skin hindrance gets more fragile and the skin turns out to be progressively defenseless against maturing.
All in all, thinking about the day by day propensities that age your skin and face quicker is significant for deferring indications of maturing and diminish the ones that as of now exist.
14.Cleaning Sensitive Skin
Wash your face with a delicate chemical and flush with warm water. Try not to rub your skin with a towel — tenderly pat it dry. Shedding may disturb delicate skin. Make an effort not to utilize items that have liquor, cleanser, corrosive, or aroma. Rather, look on the mark for quieting fixings like aloe, chamomile, green tea polyphenols, and oats. The fewer fixings in an item, the more joyful your face possibly.
15. When Should You Wash your skin?
You can dry your skin by washing it to an extreme, so once a day is fine for a great many people. Toward the beginning of the day, wash your face with tepid water.
Use a soft towel to pat it dry. At night, wash with a cleanser or gentle soap gets rid of the day’s dirt and makeup.
If you exercise, play sports, or have PE, you may want to wash your face afterward with a gentle cleanser.
Sweat can clog your pores and make acne worse.
16. Mean to lead a peaceful, quiet presence. On the off chance that you are focused on the body discharges synthetic compounds which years prior would have assisted you to manage the issue with “battle” or “flight”. Since these are not an answer for a large portion of life the present issues, the synthetic compounds will remain in your body and cause you to turn out to be intellectually or truly sick. Guarantee that you rest soundly and practice routinely. Use whichever procedures help you to unwind – cleaning up, back rub or fragrance based treatment is only a couple to attempt. Keep in mind, extraordinary pressure will noble motivation your hair to go white and your face to look worn out and lined. Normal exercise, taken at any rate 3 times each week and day by day if conceivable, will do some incredible things in helping you look and feel more youthful. Guarantee the activity is incredible enough to make you break out in perspiration and your skin will look more youthful as poisons are flushed out. Make sure to contact your PCP before radically changing your activity system. Appreciate life!
17. Attempt to remove nicotine and liquor utilization. Smoking will age you as synthetics in the smoke are maturing to the skin and will turn around your enemy of maturing skincare process. Furthermore, in the event that you are everlastingly squinting through smoke, crow’s lines around the eyes will show up very rapidly. Mixed beverages contain numerous poisons that are destructive to your wellbeing. Exorbitant drinking will mean your liver no longer adapts to freeing your body of these poisons.
18. You can utilize a blend of crude milk with newly crushed lemon juice blended into it and apply with a cotton ball to wash down the face, however in the event that you do utilize this blend, at that point save it for 5-10 minutes at any rate before flushing with water again since lemon helps to decrease abundance slickness. (eeww I can cut lemon cuts better than that LOL )
19. Shedding is significant for all skin types yet particularly significant for dry skin types, peeling with mellow granulated shedding cream or even sugar granules (finely granulated) is useful for peeling.
20. Just Cleanse Once A Day
I realize you are advised to wash down, in any event, two times per day. Here and there even three times each day. In my long stretches of understanding, I have discovered that purging an excessive amount of can really cause more harm.
Your skin produces sebum, a waxy, sleek substance to saturate itself. At the point when you wash your face with a chemical, it can take the oils off your skin. This isn’t perfect in light of the fact that your skin needs sebum as a defensive boundary, just as a characteristic lotion.
On the off chance that this defensive obstruction is disturbed or expelled, skin turns out to be progressively penetrable to microorganisms, (for example, microscopic organisms), brutal synthetics, and poisons. Additionally, your skin can turn out to be too dry since it’s characteristic oil is peeled off.
At the point when your skin gets too dry it will siphon out more sebum to attempt to saturate itself, so you will at that point feel oily. At the point when you over-wash down, you make a fight in your skin. It is battling not to be excessively dry or excessively slick.
Scrub once every day!
In the first part of the day flush your skin with water or an astringent however don’t utilize a chemical. The best time to wash down your face is at night. Wash off any earth, grime, and cosmetics.