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Sometimes, when you look at your vanity stand, you see products toppling over. You then realize that you've bought too many beauty products, sometimes redundant ones, and you can't seem to fit them all into your routine. Enter skin streaming, the new trend on social media that puts the end to your beauty product hoarding problems and the incompatible skincare product mixes.

Skin Streaming

Skin streaming is a trending skincare routine on TikTok that simplifies and streamlines your skincare regimen. Unlike skinimalism or skin flooding, which focus on minimalism and elaborate routines, respectively, skin streaming aims for efficiency and time-saving. 

The trend advocates for using fewer, but more effective, skincare products to achieve healthier skin. By reducing the number of products used, skin streaming helps avoid overwhelming the skin and ensures that each product has a meaningful impact. 

This trend aligns with the minimalist lifestyle, emphasizing quality over quantity in skincare. Whether you are a skincare enthusiast or looking for a simple routine, skin streaming offers a balanced approach to skincare.

Benefits

Skin streaming offers several benefits for your skin and your overall skincare routine. 

By simplifying your skincare regimen and using fewer, higher-impact products, you can ensure that your skin absorbs these products more effectively. This approach helps prevent product dilution and ensures that each product you use has a meaningful impact on your skin. 

Additionally, skin streaming can help you avoid combining products that may not mix well together, reducing the risk of irritation or damage to your skin. 

This streamlined approach not only saves you time and money but also helps you focus on using products that truly benefit your skin, leading to a more effective and efficient skincare routine.

How to do it

To begin skin streaming, start by simplifying your skincare routine to focus on essential steps. 

1. Cleanse

Cleanse your skin with a gentle pH-balancing cleanser that removes makeup and impurities without drying out your skin. If you have sensitive skin, give Dr. Brandt Skincare Clean Biotic a try.

2. Serum

In the morning, apply a vitamin C serum to tighten pores and even out skin tone, like Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum. For the under-eye area, use a serum that helps brighten and reduce dark circles. 

In the evening, use a retinol repair serum to help firm the skin, fade lines, and smooth texture. BeautyBio The Nightly Serum works well in this regard.

3. Gel or Cream

Follow up with a lightweight gel cream that hydrates the skin and soothes redness. Products like Dr. Jart+ CicaPair Cooling Gel Moisturizer For Redness or CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Gel have a soothing effect while being almost weightless. 

And...that's it!

These three simple steps of skin streaming will clear up your drawers and tables, as well as your timetable. You no longer have to set two hours for your routine, with some products needing 10 to 15 minutes of rest before going to the next step. Plus, your risk for skin irritation because of incompatible brands and products is at a minimum. Now, that's efficiency!