Beauty: Downsizing How to simplify your skin-care routine
Multi-purpose products make it easy to simplify your skin-care routine
iF YOU’RE OLDER, it’s easy to feel left behind by the beauty industry. Trends like heavy Instagram makeup and Korean skin care require multiple products and lengthy routines. Who, beyond a cheerfully self-absorbed teen or 20-something, has the time or inclination for complicated facial contouring or 10-step skincare regimens?
Even some peel-off masks are now social media bait, loaded with glitter and tiny stars for sparkly Instagram selfies. (Am I churlish for wondering if wiping foil stars across your skin could tear it?)
Glittery self-portraits not withstanding, there is an upside for more, ahem, mature customers. The popularity of Korean skin care “continues to influence the Canadian market as hydration products aimed at creating dewy, luminous skin continue to grow in popularity,” observes consumer research company The NPD Group. As a result, there is a blurring of lines between categories as brands are adding beneficial skin-care ingredients to items like foundation while skin care now offers makeuplike results.
This dovetails nicely with the urge to declutter homes that are full to bursting. (I don’t collect potato peelers as a hobby, so why do I own three?) Bathroom cabinets can be dire, but it’s easier than ever to find beauty products that earn their keep by performing more than one function.
Better products, glowing skin and tidier homes. Who could argue with that?