How to Plan a Minimalist Skincare Regime With Maximum Efficiency

The days of applying a plethora of creams are numbered. What if you could achieve perfectly moisturised skin without a strenuous regime? Cue the Marie Kondo era! Minimising your skincare routine could save you both time and money, two things you never have enough of.

Here are some top tips on what to include in your new regime…

1. Cleansing
The first step to glowing skin is cleansing, especially at night. This is crucial for removing all the makeup, oil and dirt from your pores. Remember, a makeup wipe isn’t a cleanser and won’t clean your skin sufficiently.

The cleanser you use doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive, it just needs to work! To find the cleanser that works for you, you first need to understand your skin. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you use a product that isn’t going to irritate it; there’s nothing worse than sore skin!

2. Tone
This may be the step you often skip, but it certainly shouldn’t be ignored. Applying toner after cleansing rebalances the pH levels in your skin after the oils have been washed away. Toner prepares your skin for every step that follows.

It’s essential during the summer months where we all get a bit sweatier, causing our pores to clog up and appear oily, and nobody wants that!

3. Moisturise
This is the most crucial step of all, moisturising your skin is the skincare equivalent of taking your vitamins. Picking the right moisturiser can be a minefield of jargon and confusion, but the simple thing to remember is find what works for your skin. Remember what the properties of your skin are and look for a serum that identifies your skin type. Price doesn’t guarantee quality; many brands have multiple ranges of creams, all of which have the same basic properties.

4. Exfoliate
There’s a fine line between exfoliating and over-exfoliating. Exfoliating should only be done 2-3 times a week, as exfoliating every day could cause lasting damage. It’s also essential not to scrub too hard, exfoliating should only be done with light pressure. Also, blackhead removal isn't as hard as you think. There are some awesome blackhead removal tools you can use for this.

These are the only 4 steps needed to rejuvenate your skin. Just imagine the time you’re saving and how you could be using that time doing something you love.

It feels excellent to simplify your routine, but sometimes we all need that extra help in our journey to perfect skin. There is no shame in seeking advice from professional experts to find out what treatments you could benefit from.

An excellent treatment for all round skin rejuvenation is Dermapen. The treatment works by applying a series of needles which penetrate the skin, causing thousands of micro injuries at a perpendicular angle. The treatment ensures minimal trauma to the skin, compared to alternative treatments. Theselow trauma properties promote a faster healing period. The procedure has a range of benefits from wrinkle reduction to improving overall skin tone.

If you’re looking for other treatments that suit you, then you can read more about effective treatments on the Skin Repair Clinic website by clicking here.


  1. Sound fabulous - love new skincare advice

  2. I like the idea of a Dermapen for my mature skin.