Skin care is serious business, and with more product launches than ever before, #shelfies to sift through on Instagram, and longer routines than we care to admit (I've even seen some people with skincare spreadsheets!), it's easy to get confused on where to start.
Ten-step skincare routines might be the way forward for some, but for those with no time or no clue, simple skin care is the way to go. Simplistic doesn't mean it's any less effective; in fact, cutting back the ingredients could be just what you need for your best skin yet. Overloading the skin with multiple products could be doing more harm than good if you don't know what you're doing. The key to having healthy skin is supporting the skin barrier by not stripping it. Likewise, doing nothing for the skin probably won't give you the glowing results you're after. If you want to address those skin concerns, put down that bar of soap and pick up the SPF.
The main aims are to keep the skin clean (particularly if you wear makeup), hydrated, and protected from the sun (every single day!). These three simple steps are likely to solve common skincare concerns. Follow this as a rough guide, suitable for most skin types, if you're looking for a simplified routine.