An ideal minimalist skincare routine is a skincare routine where the user only uses skincare products that are truly necessary, ones that are beneficial to skin health based on valid science.
A minimalistic skincare routine may involve the daily or twice daily application of a well-formulated moisturizer if the skin is dry, as skin functions best when it has adequate water content. Skin is the largest organ on the body. It serves as the barrier between our bodies and the environment protecting us from microorganisms, allergen and ultraviolet light. Healthy skin is skin that is adequately hydrated. Healthy skin offers optimal skin function and appearance. As an organ, healthy skin parallels a healthy body. A healthy body is obtained from a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and although there is little science proving so, probably a good dose of laughter.
A minimalistic skincare routine should always include the daily application of sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays of the sun cause most of the sun damage, the wrinkles, pigment spots and blood vessel formation as well as skin cancer. Protecting the skin from the direct rays of midday sun and applying sunscreen on all exposed skin is truly beneficial for skin health.