It’s no secret that the business of skincare is a billion dollar industry. Around the globe, millions of people have indulged in skin care regimens that can get pricey based on your age, income and personal needs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 Consumer Expenditure Survey, the average household spends about $707 a year on personal care products, which is about $60 per month. Given the cost and time it takes to make your skin look good, a new trend called “Skin Fasting” has popped up in the social media space and it could give the beauty industry a run for its money.
Skin fasting is the process of stripping down one's beauty routine to the bare minimum, maybe a moisturizer and just cleansing with - dare we say it - water! This new peculiar trend has been made popular by several influences, from a blog post on Man Repeller to Mirai Clinical, a Japan-based company. And this isn’t a surprise that a Japanese company is pushing the needle forward, as this culture is known for being minimalistic, re: Marie Kondo effect. So our staff is wondering, can this really be possible? Of Course. The inspiration behind A Complete was to simplify beauty routines in 5 easy steps using our 5 skincare products. After our founder noticed her own skincare routine getting out of control as a mother, A Complete was birthed to bring affordable and luxury skincare products for all. No matter what skin type you may have, our products are transformative.
Would you try this skincare trend for Lent? Here are several ways you can spring clean your routine.
Get rid of products that no longer serve you. This is a play on Marie Kondo effect, but it’s totally applicable to skincare! How many products do we let build out in our cabinets, because they either look aesthetically pleasing or you never transitioned them off your skin? Use or lose it, sis! Giveaway products to your friends and family members that you don’t use daily. They will thank you.
Check the expiration date. We’ve written several blog posts on expiration dates and when to part with your beloved products. This goes for moisturizers and serums and essence oils. If your moisturizers are turning different colors, trash them.
Edit your current skincare routine. Seriously do you really need to apply a mask and a serum? Probably not. If your skin is feeling a bit irritated after you applied several products, it may be time to skin fast. Everything that’s beautiful is not always good for you. An eye cream and face cream may seem like a great idea, but maybe your skincare is overexposed with too many chemicals. Simplifying your skincare to what it truly needs, is better in the long run because your skin will respond better to the products.
Lastly, if you don’t have a skincare routine at all, skin fasting may not be for you. This trend is for enthuses who take an exaggerated 30 minutes to “wash” and “moisturize” their face! So if you haven’t tried our easy to use 4-step skincare routine, reading this could very well transform your complicated routine to using our Youth Moisturizer Creme!