Are you going minimalist, or just trying to find your bathroom counter? Either way, these tips on how to create a minimalist beauty routine will help.
Have you ever considered going minimalist? Many people choose to live minimalist for a few reasons. Probably one of the biggest reasons is the fact that living a minimalist lifestyle simplifies things for most people. We often give ourselves too many choices and this creates clutter and chaos in our lives and in our homes. While making the big leap to complete minimalism may seem like a huge adjustment, you can start making small parts of your life minimalist and make the transition smoother. One place to start is with your beauty routine, so here are some tips on tips on how to create a minimalist beauty routine.
How to Create a Minimalist Beauty Routine
Get a simple haircut – A simple haircut that doesn't require too much upkeep, product, or styling time is ideal when shooting for a minimalist beauty routine. It should be easy to maintain too, so don't go for something that will need a lot of salon time to keep looking nice. This is also a great time to consider getting rid of some of the styling items you have. You probably don't use all of them on even a semi-regular basis, so keep only what you actually use more than 3 times a week.
Clean out your makeup drawer – My makeup drawer contains a ton of makeup I never use or that has been long expired. There is no practical reason a person needs to own 10 shades of brown eyeshadow. Last time I cleaned my drawer out, I had 15 eyeliners! Take some time to create some simple ‘looks' such as one for day, one for night, and one for special occasions. Keep only the makeup you need for these looks. Even better if the looks use some of the same makeup items. Also, you might want to consider not subscribing to or canceling beauty subscription boxes as they will just keep adding monthly cutter.
Downsize in the shower- At any given time, I probably have a couple different body washes, loofahs, shampoos, and soaps. There is no need for all of this. Choose a simple soap that you can use on both your hair and body if possible and keep the products to a minimum.
Don't window shop for beauty products – If you are easily tempted in the beauty shops or at the beauty counter, try not to shop in these areas. Not only are the products tempting, but the sales staff in these stores or counters tend to be a bit pushy. Additionally, don't buy something new until something is completely used or expired.
Make some of your own beauty products – You can further minimize your beauty routine by minimizing ingredients too. There are many DIY beauty product recipes for everything from facial cleansers to lotions and more. Most of them use the same basic ingredients like coconut oil or witch hazel. Most of these DIY beauty products can be made in 10 minutes or less!