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The 3 Steps For A Simple Skincare Routine

The 3 Steps For A Simple Skincare Routine

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With social media and shopping isles overflowing with latest "must-haves," deciphering a simple skincare routine is harder than ever. Packed shelves and too-good-to-be-true claims often make skincare shopping more confusing than helpful. I mean, how many must-haves does one person really need?

We all know caring for your skin is necessary for both your overall health and diminishing signs of aging, but with so many new products and wild skincare trends popping up everywhere, finding a simple skincare routine, let alone sticking to it, seems near impossible.

Here are some pointers to help you get started with your simple skincare routine:

Make use of multipurpose items.

Skincare products are designed to address specific skin issues, but some are carefully formulated and tested to address a number of issues at once. Vitamin C serums, for example, can help with skin ageing, hyperpigmentation, and dullness. They also enhance the skin barrier and boost collagen formation. A must-have for a simple skincare routine.

There's no need to be concerned about unwanted reactions because multipurpose products contain elements that have already been tested to operate exceptionally well together. Using them can also save you money and time because you only have to use them once in your routine, as opposed to using multiple products each time.



Stick to the Fundamentals

Using only what is necessary for your skin is what sticking to the essentials entails. Applying too many products to your skin can actually make it worse rather than better. Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize are the fundamental steps to a simple skincare routine. However, adding a serum or treatment occasionally won't hurt, especially if your skin is in desperate need of it, or if you simply want a boost of radiance.



Reduce the number of active ingredients in your products.

While you may believe that all of the products in your skincare routine are necessary for preserving your skin, it is not ideal to use too many products. In other words, a simple skincare routine entails avoiding the application and over-accumulation of ingredients that may end up irritating your skin.

Because some active ingredients are already powerful on their own, they do not generate a good result when combined. In addition, the combination may not be appropriate for your skin type.

But even if you're committed to keeping your skincare routine simple, there are still a few rules to follow. In order to get to the bottom of the skincare maze, here’s what dermatologists say is all that’s really needed to take care of your skin.



1. Use a gentle daily cleanser

From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, your skin takes a major beating. Exposure to harmful UV rays, pollution, and grime mixed with sweat all damage and age the skin.

Wash your face before your go to bed. You must get the days grime off your face to help your skin repair itself and prep for another day while you sleep.

The Schaf Facial Cleanser is a hydrating, low-foaming cleanser that gently and effectively removes dirt and oil without stripping, leaving the skin hydrated and refreshed.

  • 100% natural, plant-based formulas.
  • Ultra clean, free of toxins, irritants, and sensitizers.
  • Dermatologist recommended. Read more.

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2. Moisturize twice a day

Your skin loses hydration throughout the day, hydration that keeps your skin plump and youthful. Apply moisturizer twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. This routine makes sure you're cleaning your skin, aiding in moving along your skin cells' life cycle for healthier skin, hydrating, and, most importantly, protecting it.

The Schaf Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer formulated with a nourishing blend of plant extracts, combined with hyaluronic acid and peptides, that delivers a dose of oil-free hydration and a dynamic anti-aging boost to the skin.

  • 100% natural, plant-based formulas.
  • Ultra clean, free of toxins, irritants, and sensitizers.
  • Dermatologist recommended. Read more.

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3. Exfoliate occasionally, not every day

After a while, leftover gunk and grime can build up on your skin. Exfoliating frees your skin from dead skin buildup that can cause irritation, dullness, and acne. While you shouldn't exfoliate every single day, make it a part of your skincare routine a few times a week.

Once you're comfortable enough with your basic skin routine, exfoliate a few times a week with a physical or chemical exfoliant, as it speeds up the removal of superficial dead skin cells, allowing the active ingredients in your skincare products to penetrate better, ultimately leading to healthier, smoother looking skin.

The Schaf Facial Scrub is a gentle, foaming deep cleanser and scrub with white lava particles and ground bamboo beads that polishes away dead skin cells, dirt and debris, leaving your face smooth and refreshed.

  • 100% natural, plant-based formulas.
  • Ultra clean, free of toxins, irritants, and sensitizers.
  • Dermatologist recommended. Read more.

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The Schaf Arctic Mud Treatment is a multipurpose clay mask formulated to deep-clean, detox, nourish, and exfoliate skin. Made with Arctic Mud, Vitamin E and fatty acids, it refines skin texture and delivers a healthy, vibrant glow. 

  • 100% natural, plant-based formulas.
  • Ultra clean, free of toxins, irritants, and sensitizers.

4. Add an anti-aging product

Adding the first three steps here is necessary for establishing and maintaining healthy skin. However, to optimize even the simplest skincare routine, include an anti-aging product to help prevent wear and tear generated by environmental aggressors.

Vitamin C and Niacinamide are star ingredients as they are some of those rare ingredients that can get deep into your dermis to stimulate collagen production right at the source - especially when combined together. Over time, it's been scientifically proven to help even out texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and even the appearance of pore size.

The Schaf Revitalizing Serum is a multi-tasking Vitamin C serum, with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide and Peptides, this powerhouse formula contains all the benefits of Vitamin C for skin - firms and brightens skin tone, provides skin with lasting hydration, and improves skin's elasticity. Skin's texture is refined, hydrated, plumped, and left with a youthful glow.

  • 100% natural, plant-based formulas.
  • Ultra clean, free of toxins, irritants, and sensitizers.
  • Dermatologist recommended. Read more.

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5. Don't overthink it

Skincare is supposed to be fun, so don't let yourself get stressed out by all the noise. The basics of good skincare remain the same. Plus, once you feel comfortable in your current routine, you can always add something new.


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