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Keep it simple.

by Jennifer BRODEUR August 08, 2023

Dear Sävvi readers,

Simple skincare is often considered best for several reasons, as it tends to be more effective, gentle, and easier to maintain. Here are some key reasons why simplicity in skincare is often favored: 

  1. Fewer ingredients, lower risk: Simpler skincare products typically contain fewer ingredients. This reduces the likelihood of potential allergic reactions or skin irritations. When you use products with fewer components, it becomes easier to pinpoint which ingredient might be causing a problem if you experience any negative reactions.
  1. Reduced chance of overloading the skin: Using a multitude of products with complex formulations can overwhelm the skin. When you stick to a simple routine with just a few well-chosen products, your skin is less likely to be burdened, and it can better maintain its natural balance.
  1. Minimization of potential conflicts: Some active ingredients in skincare products may not play well together when applied simultaneously. By using a simpler routine, you minimize the risk of combining ingredients that could cancel each other out or cause unwanted interactions. 
  1. Easier to maintain: A complex skincare regimen can be time-consuming and expensive. On the other hand, a simple routine is more sustainable and practical for most people to follow consistently. 
  1. Focus on essential needs: Simple skincare allows you to focus on addressing your skin's most critical needs. For instance, if you have dry skin, you can concentrate on finding a moisturizer that suits your skin type rather than juggling multiple products that may not provide significant benefits.
  1. Ideal for sensitive skin: Individuals with sensitive skin often find that keeping their skincare routine simple is the best way to avoid potential triggers and maintain skin health.
  1. Time-tested basics work well: Basic skincare practices like cleansing, moisturizing, and sun protection have been proven to be effective over time. These foundational steps are crucial for maintaining healthy skin and can be enhanced with additional targeted products if necessary.
  1. Prevents excessive product buildup: Overusing multiple products can lead to product buildup on the skin, which may clog pores and cause breakouts. A simple routine helps prevent this issue.

Of course, skincare needs vary from person to person, and what works for one individual may not work for another. It's essential to understand your skin type, concerns, and preferences to develop a skincare routine that is tailored to your specific needs.

Keep it simple. Keep it Sävvi.

With gratitude


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