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Skinimalism: Your Guide to Glowing Skincare

Skinimalism is all about getting back to the basics — so you can get ready for those early team meetings a little faster, and still look just as radiant. Read on to learn how to make your skin glow with a natural skin care routine that bolsters healthy appearance — and your confidence.

THE SECRET TO A GOOD GLOWING SKINCARE ROUTINE

The way you look after your skin and the products you use can have a big impact on how radiant your skin looks — not to mention all the other little lifestyle habits that are impacting its appearance. Let’s start by taking a closer look at the secrets behind that popular skinimalism look, and how to get glowing skin by making some simple changes to your routine.

WHERE TO START WITH SKINIMALISM?

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A GLOWING FACE NEEDS PROTECTING: DON’T FORGET SPF

Damage from UV rays can affect your complexion, as well as being harmful in lots of other ways. Protect your skin — and its glow — by using a moisturizing cream like NIVEA Nourishing Day Cream SPF 15. On top of its SPF protection, this formula intensively moisturizes for 24H hydration that will help you achieve that naturally glowing skinimalism look.

Step 1: Refocus on the essentials

At its core, the concept of skinimalism is all about simplifying your routine; doing less so your skin’s natural beauty can shine more. Our NIVEA Face Essentials range will help you do exactly that. No-fuss day + night care for all skin types, enriched with natural ingredients that are simply good for your skin.

Step 2: Preserve your natural glow

Another reason we start to over-complicate our routines is to make up for premature signs of aging. That’s why NIVEA Q10 Energy Anti-Wrinkle Cream is so effective at providing your skin a natural glow. Enriched with Vitamin C, it replenishes the coenzyme Q10 naturally found in your skin (which diminishes as we age) to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore a younger-looking appearance with natural everyday glow — no makeup required.

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STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

REMOVING MAKEUP

If you don’t thoroughly remove your makeup every evening, you may find yourself with clogged pores and increased blemishes. Try a gentle remover like NIVEA MicellAIR Rose Water, to cleanse, hydrate and soothe dry skin.

Exfoliating

STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

EXFOLIATING

Exfoliating once or twice a week using a good facial scrub like this NIVEA Glow Rice Scrub will remove dead skin. What’s more, it’ll stimulate blood circulation in your face — which is another key in how to get glowing skin.

Cleansing

STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

CLEANSING

Cleansing is a key step to any skin care routine and essential for washing away impurities that may be causing a dull complexion. NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Cream does so without drying out your skin, carefully maintaining its moisture balance for a naturally glowing look.

Moisturising

STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SKIN GLOW

MOISTURISING

Rehydration is a key component of skinimalism. A good moisturiser like NIVEA Q10 Energy Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream provides a 24H healthy looking glow + deep moisture, and also helps to reduce the look and signs of fatigue, dullness and lifelessness on skin. Apply moisturiser twice a day with a day + night cream combo and your complexion will thank you.

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EVERYDAY LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR SKINIMALISM

Still wondering how to get glowing skin? Making some simple changes to your daily life — that go beyond your natural skin care routine — can have a big impact on the radiance and vitality of your appearance. Try starting with these.
Keep hydrated

Keep hydrated all day long

Drinking a lot of water and always keeping hydrated will help to avoid a tired-looking complexion. It’ll even help to plump the skin for the radiant and glowing face you’ve always wanted.

Mixed nuts

SNACK IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR GLOWING SKINCARE DIET

MIXED NUTS

Mixed nuts should be part of any diet for glowing skin. They contain omega-3 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and blemish-prone skin. Furthermore, they’re easy and convenient to snack on throughout the day.

Watermelon

SNACK IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR GLOWING SKINCARE DIET

WATERMELON

Another skinamilism staple for glowing skin. Watermelon is rich in lycopene, which helps to reduce UV damage from excessive exposure to the sun. It also has a high water content, so it’s great for rehydrating.

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SNACK IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR GLOWING SKINCARE DIET

CARROT AND CELERY STICKS

Vegetables like carrot and celery contain antioxidants, which are responsible for stopping free radicals from causing damage to the skin. Snacking on these crunchy sticks will keep hunger at bay, whilst keeping your complexion glowing.

Berries

SNACK IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR GLOWING SKINCARE DIET

BERRIES

Berries are full of Vitamin C, which helps to produce collagen to strengthen the skin and help it to stay plump and radiant for longer. They’re quick and easy to munch on or pop in a smoothie if you’d prefer.

Chickpeas

SNACK IDEAS TO IMPROVE YOUR GLOWING SKINCARE DIET

CHICKPEAS

Try roasting some chickpeas in olive oil for a skin-brightening snack. They’re rich in protein, which is great for skin, and won’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards.

DON’T BE SCARED TO GET YOUR SWEAT ON – EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR GLOWING SKIN

Have you ever heard of the post-workout glow? It’s no myth – skin really does look glowing after exercise.

During the day, dirt accumulates on the skin, which can be a cause for dull-looking skin. Exercise is great, because dirt is washed off along with the sweat particles when you use the right face cleanser after exercise. Your complexion will also benefit from the boost in circulation caused by your increased heart rate.

Just make sure to always shower and wash your face with a good cleanser after exercise to remove any sweat and other impurities that could otherwise cause blemishes.

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KEEP YOUR SMARTPHONE SANITIZED

Nowadays, we seem to be on and off our smartphones all day long, but don’t forget that each time you chat, your smartphone comes into contact with your face and bacteria may be transferred. Keep your screen sanitised by wiping it over with an antibacterial wipe after use.

HOW TO GET GLOWING SKIN - 5 LIFESTYLE TIPS

  • Cut down on your alcohol intake, as it can negatively influence your skin
  • Make sure you’re getting enough sleep – our skin needs to renew as we sleep
  • Avoid very hot showers as they might dry out your skin
  • Be gentle with your facial skin – every time you touch it, you risk transferring bacteria
  • Stop smoking and avoid the cigarette smoke of people around you – the small particles in smoke can make your skin look dull