Skinimalism: The Beauty Trend For 2021

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If Pinterest is all over this trend guys, I'm all over it too (for social media reasons and I'm trying to win over Pinterest)



Skinimalism is the new and upcoming beauty trend for 2021, according to Pinterest. Pinterest is deeming this as the new 'glow up' and it's a chance for you to show off your natural, makeup free look with confidence and allow yourself to shine without the need of wearing makeup or photoshopping. I'm all for showing off my natural, makeup free skin. After all, I've been doing that for the majority of 2020 because the no need of wearing makeup has meant that I have been bare faced for quite a while. I've only worn makeup when I need to do blogging or Insta photos and that's about it. I think I can safely say that a lot of women have spent the mass part of the last 12 months makeup free. 


As much as applying makeup does make me feel better, I want to be able to be proud of my makeup free look and encourage others to feel and do the same. 


Obviously, there can be self esteem and confidence issues involved and that can be a factor in not allowing you to go makeup free, which is of course completely understandable and something I can definitely empathise with. 


This is a new concept I am willing to try for some part of this year, especially with being in lockdown. 


Skinimalism doesn't just have to be ditching the full makeup look and locking away the foundations and concealers. It's simply about embracing your natural look and embracing yourself away from the makeup. Skinimalism can and is about other factors which are non makeup related. 


If you're thinking of giving skinimalism a try, here's the ways you can welcome the trend in your life:



1) NO  MAKEUP
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The most obvious one as I have already discussed this a little further up. When (if you really need to) step outside to grab a pint of milk or loaf of bread, don't go all out with the full makeup look. Even before lockdown, if I was going to my local Tesco Express, I wouldn't wear makeup just for the sake of a 10 minute outing. It's a waste of time and a waste of makeup products. Give it a try, think of it this way, you're more than likely to never see the people on your little outing again. 



2) USE  NATURAL  PRODUCTS
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I'm trying to invest in more natural, chemical free skincare and makeup products as I think too many chemicals being applied on my face has become the source of my recent outbreak of acne, something which I have never really suffered from before. Wearing face masks is also another factor in that, but I want to experiment and see if using more natural skincare products reduces the amount of spots I'm waking up to on a weekly basis. 
Speaking of natural products, I recently got sent these moisturisers from SOS Serum Skincare, a skincare brand whose natural products specialise in sensitive skin. I got sent the SOS H20 , which is a facial moisturiser and I started using it about 10 days ago. I can see a small difference in my skin and how it feels also. It has given it a bit more of a glow than I would normally get from my normal moisturiser. You will only need a small bit of it, one pump will definitely suffice. This also has a SPF of 30 which will be great protection for your skin.  
The second and last item I got sent was the SOS SPF 50. A serum which is a sunscreen which has an SPF of 50. This will be an absolutely perfect addition to my skincare routine in the summer, as this can be rubbed all over the body as well as the face. I tried rubbing this on my arms and it rubs in and my skin absorbs it so well, it's non greasy, there's no sunscreen smell and it left my skin feeling so moisturised and I cannot wait to use it in the Summer months already!



3) FACE  YOGA
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I'll be honestly guys, I hadn't even heard of this technique until I read up more on Skinimalism. But apparently, doing exercises such as a neck roll and sticking our tongue out slowly over 5 seconds can help give your skin a glow, help blood circulation around the face and also diminish that double chin. I need something to diminish my double chin that doesn't involve needles or cosmetic surgery of any kind. I'm all for face yoga now. 


4) ELIMINATE  SOME  SKINCARE  PRODUCTS  FROM  YOUR  ROUTINE
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Is there that serum which is not benefitting your skin? If so, stop using it, use the skincare products that truly help your skin. This could be the perfect time to find out which skincare products you buy really help nourish your skin the most, and which ones have no benefit whatsoever. 




I hope this gives you inspiration into trying Skinimalism and I hope the concept is something that attracts you. Of course, it's entirely up to you, but I want to be able to have more confidence in bare faced skin and go out without feeling the need to grab my foundation. 


Let me know what you think of Skinimalism!



*These products from SOS Serum Skincare were sent to me in exchange for a review. All Skinimalism views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer. Thank you for your support as always!


67 comments
  1. I love the idea of this trend! It sounds great especially since I hardly wear makeup now, I just need to get my skin to be spot free then I’ll be loving this trend! X

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    1. Oh my skin is getting a little bit of acne now which is annoying! x

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  2. I love the concept! Definitely appropriate now everyone is at home more and probably doesn't need to wear make up! x

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    1. Absolutely Jenny! Not many of us are wearing makeup at the moment so this is the perfect opportunity to try this new beauty concept! x

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  3. This sounds like a trend I can get on board with. I have definitely left make up alone over the last year, but my skin is looking very dull recently. I think it's the lack of sun if I am honest. I certainly need to think more about my skin and find something that lifts it a little x

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    1. Yeah I think not getting out and getting that Vitamin D isn't helping our skin right now Claire, it's so annoying!

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  4. Wow I've never felt more behind a trend! I am defo up for embracing a more natural look. I'm really fortunate in the summer to go a nice dark colour so need only a bit of bronze and some mascara. I love getting glammed up but being more natural is my go-to for day to day!

    Great post, really well written

    Rosie

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    1. I'm really up for this trend too Rosie, it's such a great idea for 2021! Oh I wish I could tan nice in the Summer, I end up looking like a lobster! I'm like you Rosie, I love getting glammed up but I always go for the natural look during the day x

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  5. I've never heard of skinimalism but it does sound good and I'm glad because it can be such a massive amount of effort to put make up on every single day. You're right, I've literally worn a full face of make up under 5 times in the past year! I try to use as little moistoriser products as possible because otherwise, there is just no chance of me sticking to it �� Love this post :) xx

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    1. Thank you Caroline! It's definitely a good concept to follow when you don't apply makeup everyday (like so many of us aren't right now!) xx

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  6. My uni halls had a Tesco Express on the ground floor and even then sometimes I'd throw on a few products to literally walk down a few flights of stairs. I'm so glad I grew more comfortable in my own skin in my early 20s. I think it's important to look at your skincare and see what's working for you too! x

    Sophie
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    1. Sophie, I would have done the same back then too! Nowadays I couldn't care less! It's definitely good to know what works best for your skin and perfecting your skincare routine x

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  7. Oh god I feel you on Pinterest trends! It's become such a weird Algorithm. I don't wear makeup very often if at all so this probably a trend that would work for me x

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    1. Yes it has lately hasn't it?! Algorithms are becoming very frustrating! x

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  8. Love this! and yeah I feel you on sometimes if a skincare product isn't doing anything mega for you (or anything at all) it might be time to take it out or swap it out!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. There's just no point in using and keeping a skincare product which has no benefit to you at all, especially when you can try or buy something that will work!

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  9. I am definitely going to be embracing skinimalism this year - I really need to cut down on the products I use every day!

    https://volumesofbeauty.com/

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  10. I've been unintentionally doing this haha I haven't worn makeup since the begin of Jan when we got married! xx

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    1. And me Alice, I never realised I was until I discovered skinimalism on Pinterest! xx

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  11. I've not heard of this trend but it sounds interesting! While I'm not quite brave enough to go completely make-up free just yet I definitely want to simplify my skincare routine and the amount of products I use!

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    1. It's always worth simplifying your skincare routine, too many products I feel can do the skin more harm than good!

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  12. I've not heard of this term before but it's definitely something I've embraced over the past year due to the pandemic and when things go back to normal, I reckon I'll keep it up. I love having makeup free days and have been loving more natural skincare products xxx

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    1. It's something I'm still going to try and do post pandemic too Della, makeup free days are days I'll be all for now! xx

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  13. Thanks for sharing, I have been following the no make up trend for years its better for my skin :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. No makeup can really benefit your skin sometimes Nic!

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  14. I try and use minimal skincare products and if I'm going to add new ones into my routine I do it gradually and one at a time so I know which product is and isn't working with my skin! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. That's a great and effective way to do your skincare routine lovely! xx

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  15. Ooh this is interesting and I love the concept! However, I do think I'd just stick to really natural makeup rather than going completely makeup free as I just don't have the confidence unless my skin's looking good!

    Katy | www.katystephenson.com

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    1. That's completely understandable Katy, you've got to feel confident in yourself!

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  16. I love the sound of this trend and I hope it is one that will stay. I'm all about embracing the natural look and very rarely wear a full face of make up.

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    1. I hope it stays for a while too Kelly, it's a trend that I really like and I'm all for embracing the natural look!

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  17. Wow these look like absolute goals. I never really heard from them.

    Ana C, www.adreamersland.com
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  18. This is such a good post! I love the idea of skinimalism! Thanks so much for sharing

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    1. Thank you very reading Charity, I'm glad you liked the post!

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  19. I've always loved the minimal approach to what we do with our skin--especially our face! I generally go the vast majority of summer without wearing much makeup, so having that extended from March to the present has been such a nice gift for my skin for sure :') Face yoga sounds great!! Getting the blood rushing there sounds like something I def need to make time for x


    brineandbooks.com

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    1. I think that going without makeup for a large portion of the year has definitely benefitted our skin so much! Face yoga is something I would like to do more often x

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  20. This is such an amazing post, love the idea of going more natural and using more natural products! Beautiful photographs too! Amy at amymarshment.com xx

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  21. Definitely more interested in natural products right now!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  22. I am loving this trend, it is something that I am really here for!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

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  23. Love this I definitely feel like I’m keeping up with this trend by accidentally wearing no makeup at the moment haha :)

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  24. It's definitely a trend and one that's much more supportive of our natural, textured skin - which I love! I'm forever trying to improve my skincare game to wear less makeup haha! Have a lovely weekend :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. It's always good to improve on skincare Gabrielle, I know I need to improve on it too! x

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  25. I hadn't heard of this trend but it makes sense with us not being out as much at the moment. I've been using some of my lockdown time to figure out which products are best for my skin. I've also been on the hunt for a sun cream to wear (that doesn't make your face white!) I'll have to add SOS serum to my list! x

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    1. Yeah it does make sense to give it a go during this current lockdown Chelsea! I figured out which products to use for my skin during the first lockdown and I'm so glad I did! SOS serum skincare is such a good brand and the products are great! x

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  26. A trend I fully support! I simplified my routine last year and feel better for it. I don't miss foundation and all the layering, bring on skimimalism xx

    Violethollow.com

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that you're behind this trend lovely! xx

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  27. I've never heard of this but I love the concept! I've purged a lot of products recently and only use what I think really helps my skin so I guess I've already sort of started doing a bit of Skinimalism, haha! Face yoga sounds fun too!

    Tash - A Girl with a View

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    1. Aww that's good Tash! Yes face yoga does sound like fun and something I would like to do more of!

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  28. I may or may not have just been testing out some of the face yoga moves you mentioned whilst reading this haha! Skinimalism isn't a term that I'm familiar with but I love the sound of it so much :) x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Haha that's brilliant Faye!
      It's such a great concept and a brilliant one to try during this lockdown! x

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  29. This is great, wearing make up is not bad but it is important to let your skin breathe. Skinimalism is definitely a trend that should go on.

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    1. It's so important to let your skin breathe once in a while, I hope Skinimalism is a trend that can continue for a while yet! x

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  30. When I first spoke to a dermatologist, the first thing they said was cut out all products other than a basic cleanser, moisturiser, acne treatment and spf and it made such a difference!

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    1. I'll remember that for the future Nicola, that's such good advice!

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  31. This is an interesting concept. I definitely think the idea of embracing our skin without makeup is a positive movement. For me, I wear makeup because I love being creative and playing around with different colours but I definitely don't rely on it anymore. I think this is definitely a good mindset to adopt as it helps boost our self-esteem.

    I'm definitely with you in the sense that using too many products can be an issue. I'm a bit of a skincare junkie, so I struggle cutting down my routine loads as I love trying new products. However, for people that are experiencing issues with their skin, I definitely think stripping back to a basic and simple routine is a smart move!

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    1. I agree with you on the skincare thing Sarah, I love trying new products but I do need to cut down on the skincare routine as such and use the products I only really need and ones that help my skin!

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  32. As someone who doesn't like makeup on my face and will only wear a small amount, I am all here for this trend!

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    1. I'm glad you like the sound of this trend Jodie!

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  33. I've actually never heard of Skinimalism but what a great name for the idea. I've been trialling a new serum recently which I LOVE, it's really helped in the glow up stakes, but it's quite expensive so I might have to look into SOS when it's finished! x

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    1. I hope you do get to try SOS Lisa, it's a great moisturiser and serum! x

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  34. I had never heard of it, but I guess that it does make sense to try and let our skin breathe mostly after last year! The sos spf sounds like a must try, I am on the hunt for a new one so might give it a try, thanks for sharing x

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