Minimalist Skin Care Routine – EP 418

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Looking to start your skincare journey or make your skincare routine more minimalist? Or you are already minimalist but want to get better at it? In this episode, Jen and Jill share why we must minimize our skincare routine, what it can look like, and what their skincare routines are.

You don't have to have all the options, but you do have all the options.


  • 2-step processes. Like refilling your water and then drinking the water, seeing your toenails are too long and trimming them, making plans and then remembering those plans! Or signing up for The Friendletter and opening the emails. We love a good, simple, 2-step process for its low barrier to entry and high returns. It doesn’t take much to get our newsletter, drink water, or clip your nails. So just do it and reap the benefits! 

The Power of a Minimalist Skincare Routine

This article by comfort zone shares the benefits of a minimalist skin care routine and how to create a minimalist skincare routine.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Jen emphasizes that having less is more regarding the skincare routine. Having fewer skin care products doesn’t imply lower-quality alternatives. Still, it suggests that buying less of them could help a lot with exposing our skin to irritations, thus preventing any healthcare expenses in the future. On top of that, embracing this habit not only promotes sustainability and saves time, but it also reduces clutter, improving our decision-making physically and mentally.

To start with your minimal skincare journey, you can follow 5 simple steps: assess your skincare needs, choose multi-purpose products, simplify your steps, be consistent, and adjust just as needed. 

Best ways to save money on skin care

This article by Elyse Worthington reveals a few tips on having healthy skin without spending too much.

What Jen + Jill have to say:

Jill emphasizes the importance of understanding your means and identifying what works best for you, and only buying those things. As there are tons of different options and alternatives out there it is important to remember to keep it simple. Besides, there are a lot of ways to save money and still have a good routine! You don’t have to have all the options, but you do have all the options.

Your skin type and your current skin care routine

Because Jen’s skin type is oily, she primarily uses Cerave products as moisturizers as it is affordable and highly recommended by dermatologists. On the other hand, Jill has normal skin but is leaning towards dry skin, which could also lead to breakouts. Therefore, diet is essential for her as sugars don’t work well with her skin. Dime is her go-to shop as they offer quality and affordable products.

Bill of The Week

Thanks Suzanne for sharing your bill about paying off a debt by cutting back on discretionary spending, can’t buy new until old things are used up!

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