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Minimalist Skincare Routine for Summer

Summer's almost here! Oh boy, we love summer, the warm weather and the sun. And the fact that most of us can relax a bit when it comes to skincare during the summer months! Especially if you have remembered to take good care of your skin during the wintertime, now you can let go a bit and spend less time in the bathroom! At the age of skinimalism when minimalist skincare is on everyone's lips, summer is the time to try this in practice. We will share the most minimalist skincare routine here with you - you can always add steps to yours according to the needs of your own skin.

Koti lifestyle | Minimalist skincare routine with Senja Nordic Nectar Toner essemce and Frantsila Rose Facial Oil with green leaves

Step one - Cleanse

Cleansing is essential. It's the first and most important step of your minimalist skincare routine if you want to avoid any breakouts and ensure better absorption of your other products. Especially during the summertime, it's crucial to wash any sunscreens off your face. In the evenings use gentle cleansing milk or oil, and if using heavier make-up or lots of sunscreen has layered up on your skin, double-cleansing might come in handy. Zero-waste lovers will adore cleansing bars from Flow Cosmetics, choose Detox for oily and combination skin and Honey Milk for dry or sensitive skin.

In the mornings best practice is just to rinse your face with lukewarm water or wipe your face with gentle micellar water using reusable cotton pads.

Step two - Hydrate

Whatever time of the year, never skip your facial essence or mist! When you move into a very minimalist skincare routine, all the products you use must be right to your skin and of good quality. Go for hydrating toner or essence and remember to pat it on your skin multiple layers using the 7 skin method.

We absolutely love Rose Floral Water by Flow and Rose Tonic by Frantsila, both can be spritzed on the face after cleansing and throughout the day as well to refresh the skin.

Step three, the final step - Moisturise

If you've invested in your skincare during the winter months, it's now paying off. You most likely can skip moisturiser on your routine once and for all. During the summer months, light and well-absorbing oil is enough to keep your skin moisturised and to lock the hydration from your toner in the skin. Facial oils that contain cold-pressed oils protect the skin from hyperpigmentation and also give light protection against UV light (the oil won't substitute sunscreen, though).

For summer we recommend Detox Oil by Flow Cosmetics, it's the perfect light and fast-absorbing oil that balances the sebum production, prevents the formation of impurities and offers protection from free radicals that can cause premature ageing.

Extra step - Sunscreen

Always before going out, apply sunscreen. It protects your skin against damage that UV light can do to your skin. If possible, choose organic or natural sunblock with physical or mineral UV protection. Do you change your skincare routine according to the season?