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Asian Woman wearing a hoodie in winter no make up how to be skinimalist

How to become a skinimalist?

There are many aspects of minimalism that can be applied to your daily routine. Minimalism is more than just living with less stuff. It is about looking at our lifestyle and reducing whatever is not essential to us. This can be relationships, materialistic objects, working hours, social media use…the list goes on. When you're first starting off on your journey of being a minimalist, you might not know exactly what that entails. A key concept of minimalism is becoming more aware of your true needs. You are able to explore who you are deep down inside, while being able to focus more on what matters most in your life. A minimalist wants to own only the things that they love and will use frequently. A minimalist wants to only surround themselves with physical objects that add value to their life.

So now you are wondering how to be a skinimalist? As a skinimalist, you want to focus on skin care products that make a difference in your skin's appearance and quality. You want to find products that work for your skin type and concerns without causing irritation or clogging your pores. Getting rid of all of the expensive skin care products in your cabinet is not the way to become a true skinimalist!

So how do you become one?


There may be days when you feel less than beautiful, but try not to let that thought take over your mind. Instead, remind yourself that there are plenty of things that make you beautiful beyond just your appearance. Writing down what makes you beautiful is a great way to remind yourself every day of your strengths and why you're awesome! If you don't know where to start, try the following:

1. List at least three things about yourself that make you feel beautiful:

2. List at least two things about yourself that make you feel strong:

3. List at least one thing about yourself that makes you feel smart:


Do you have oily, dry, normal, combination, blemish prone skin? Or are you just plain confused about what your skin type is? Skin types are generally classified as normal, dry, oily or combination. That said, knowing your skin type isn't the same as knowing what kind of skin you have. Understanding your skin type is a good starting point but you'll have to do a little bit more research to really understand how your skin is reacting to your current products.

As you age, your skin changes. For starters, as you get older, it's more prone to dryness and dehydration. But the type of skin you have as a young adult is not necessarily the same as the type you have as an older adult. In addition to aging, your skin type is also affected by several other factors:

Location: Skin that's exposed to harsh sunlight has a higher risk of developing sun spots and discoloration.

Skin type: Your ethnicity plays a role in your skin type. Darker-skinned people have a lower risk of sagging and wrinkling compared with their fair-skinned counterparts. However, they do have an increased risk of developing conditions like melanoma.

Season: Skin can be more sensitive during winter months due to low humidity, which causes moisture levels to drop. Moisturize year round!

Keep in mind that there are no absolutes when it comes to "normal" skin. Every person has different needs and different sensitivities. Understanding your skin type will help you pick the right skin care products.

How do you know what skin type you have? There are several methods to determine your skin type. The three most common methods are:

The Visual Method – By looking at your skin, you can tell what kind it is. Skin that's oily tends to be 'shiny'. While dry skin appears dehydrated, rough, flaky and sometimes scaly.

Application Method – By applying pressure to different areas of the face, one can find out the oiliness of the facial area.

Temperature Test – Use a thermometer to check the temperature of your forehead, chin and cheeks. If any area has a higher temperature than the others, this indicates that area is more oily.


As an avid skincare enthusiast and Kbeauty shop owner, I often get questions from friends and family on what they should be looking for when shopping for skincare products. This is a great question because there are so many options out there and it can be difficult to know where to start.

I like to start by asking myself why I want the product in the first place, or what my goal is in using it. For example, if my skin is feeling oily, I might seek an oil-controlling sunscreen. If I want a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip my skin, then foaming or water-based cleansers usually do the job for me.

If you think about the purpose of your skincare product before purchasing it, you will not only be more likely to use it regularly but also get better results from using it!

So before you make any new beauty purchase, ask yourself the following questions: "Will I get enough use out of this?" "Is it too expensive?" "Do I really need it?". If you can't answer yes to all three, chances are it's not worth your money. If you're searching for fancy new products on the Internet, consider looking for some reviews before you buy. If they're all positive, that doesn't mean they're reliable. Odds are they were written by someone who works for the company or has had some sort of incentive to write a good review.

So if you apply those 3 rules and turn them into habit….Congratulations, you are officially a skinimalist!

Yes, skincare isn't all about marketing gimmicks and marketing lingo can be confusing. But with all what you've learned here, you now have an idea of what will suit your own needs best, how to select products based on effectiveness, and how to identify key claims that determine whether or not a product is worth your money.



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