When it comes to beauty, it seems most people ‘enjoy’ to have more products. And mostly they are happy to call themselves as a ‘beauty enthusiast’. The NUMBER is everything for them. Either number in quantity of products they currently have, mission-to-finish products list, a list of products to try, and in term of numbers from the products’ price tag. The higher it cost, the higher social status it may be imprinted on one individual.
A Social Disease
I tried to analyze this behaviour. For me, this maximalism in beauty-care products is a disease in human society, especially in the womanhood. No, I am not joking. It is a social disease. And I am proud to be the Founder of a Minimalist Family Skincare brand, FridaSkincare. A skincare line that you can share-use with your family members where each product offers extra benefits and multipurpose functions from head to toe. How much time does it save in a day for twice daily routine? Let’s count in a simple math in a simple skin routine!
An Invisible Time-Sucker
In the morning, we start with (1) Cleansing and then (2) Toning. Following up with (3) Moisturizing, (4) Layering, (5) Colouring, and (6) Finishing. Although some people may skip a few steps in basic the womanhood skincare regiment, like step (2), (5), and (6), it is a very unlikely scenario for the working women. Those all 6-basic steps demand at least 30 minutes of our worthy time in the morning. Well, some women may spend their time in front of a mirror up to 1~2 hours just to do their two steps, between step (4) and step (6).
I will be nice a little here. Let’s discount this “morning routine” to 30 minutes requirement only. With this number on hand, we can calculate it in a real-life scene. That 30-minute each morning turns to 3.5 hours worth in a week. Imagine what we can do with this extra 3.5 hours a week? 15 hours a month? 182.5 hours a year or over 7 days in one year? That is the same amount of time for some people can get their days off from their workplace in a year! And for the women who spend their skin routine up to 2 hours a day, here is the number: it is 14 hours a week OR 730 hours in a year. For you who do this maximalist skin routine, you are spending over 30 days worth of time. It is more than enough to do a profitable project for that amount of time.
Now I don’t think we should continue to add up the Nighttime skin routine, do we?
I personally only spend a maximum 5 minutes daily routine from step (1) to step (6). And only 2 minutes for my nighttime routine from step (1) to step (3). I believe that spending a small amount of time with just the necessary products in our daily skincare routine will help us to keep our skin healthier and become a better human in general. Time~ you cannot take back once it is wasted, be mindful of Time.
Image Credits: Lukas Blazek