Skincare routines run the gamut in number of steps, tools, products and price points. There is seemingly endless conflicting advice on the best way to care for your skin. So, who to listen to? Everyone’s skin is different -- there is no one single method that will work universally. It will take some playing around to truly know what works best for you; in the meantime, I will share what my average skin has greatly benefitted from as of late: a little “cleaning house,” if you will.
Since Korean multi-step routines became mainstream in the past years, my collection of tinctures and serums had increasingly grown and were busting out of my too-small cabinet. I was suddenly facing skincare exhaustion. So I pared it down. Sometimes simple is best; combining too many different types of products can lead to irritation and inflammation.
I’ve narrowed it down to four-ish simple steps, using wallet-friendly products and tools (your hands! Free!). Read on for my streamlined and functional skin plan if your overwrought skin could use a little break: