Minimalist Skincare Routine For Beginners

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While elaborate makeup routines are becoming more and more popular, I realise that a lot of girls are still apprehensive about skincare. This is totally understandable, as skincare is seen as a more ‘serious’ thing than makeup— getting the wrong skincare can totally mess up your skin, while the wrong makeup can easily be washed off— plus, when beauty websites (including this one, guilty as charged) rave about long, overblown 10-step skincare routines, the skincare beginner may be intimidated from using any skincare at all.

So today I’m bringing you an article about building a simple, minimalist routine for the skincare beginner— inspired by when a friend of mine asked if she should use moisturiser or not. First disclaimer: obviously I am not a skincare expert. I’m not a dermatologist! What I know is all a result of reading up on the internet and my own experience of battling acne, but I’m not a professional and my advice is meant to be just that: advice. Therefore, I’ll be keeping the recommendations today as gentle as possible, applicable for someone who doesn’t suffer very serious skin problems. Secondly, yes my definition of ‘minimalist’ may not be the same as yours. I’m using it to mean as minimalist as a skincare routine can get, but in the end it will still be a routine with more than one step. If you want ‘minimalist’ by the purest of definitions— then just use one step. Also, just like in my Makeup Shopping for Beginners guide, I’ll be keeping the suggestions focused on drugstore since I imagine beginners are not looking to splurge just yet.

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Clinique vs NYX: Is this even a fair battle? You’d be surprised!

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10 years ago who knew how important eyebrows would become in our lives today? Well for me, anyway. When I was sixteen I never did anything with the two, naturally thin lines above my eyes that I call “eyebrows”. First of all, I didn’t know how to…and second of all, I thought I was naturally ‘gifted’ because thin brows were in by then so my brows I thought, were ‘in’!

I started drawing them on when I was 18 – and it was using a black In2it eyebrow pencil I stole from my younger sister. It wouldn’t even be considered drawing on eyebrows because I literally drew a tail at the end of my two brows (my eyebrows are sadly, only halfway given – from the start to the middle and that’s basically it!) and call it a day.

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