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Majority of women want to cut down skin care routine, study

Skin Care - By Mirror | November 20th 2020 at 11:41:31 GMT +0300
With many women spending time on screen, the demand for better looking skin has grown (Photo: Shutterstock)

Millions of women are turning their backs on an array of beauty products in favour of devices which streamline the process to embrace natural beauty.

Traditionally, a typical beauty regime would include multiple steps, from cleansing and toning, through to layers of concealer, foundation and bronzer.

But a study of 2,000 women found six in 10 are choosing to put skincare first, opting for fewer products, which makes them feel great, and look 'au naturel'.

It emerged that women are twice as likely to have purchased a skincare product than any other beauty item since the beginning of the first lockdown.

As a result, four in 10 have streamlined their cosmetic collections over the past few months - focusing on skin care instead.

However, 59 per cent of women feel skincare routines have become more complicated than they were 10 years ago.

Currently, the average woman spends 23 minutes a day on their skincare (Photo: Shutterstock)

Currently, the average woman spends 23 minutes a day on their skincare, but 73 per cent want to slash this time by ditching numerous skincare products for multi-functional skincare devices which deliver multiple benefits.

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The research was carried out by FOREO.

This evolution in skincare comes after a change in working patterns and an increase in time spent on video calls for many.

But a fifth, of 18 to 34-year-olds, admitted getting up early to prepare their skin ahead of a video call, while 40 per cent have turned off the camera, because they weren't totally happy with their skin.

A spokesperson for FOREO said: "Having skin confidence has become more important than ever before over the past six months and women are looking towards a streamlined, tech-led solution to deliver results.

"Many of us are spending more time than ever having meetings on screen and while we want to look our best, sometimes we just don't have the time.

"We're relying on skincare to achieve skin health in order to embrace our natural beauty and feel confident.

"Bumper cosmetic collections which fill bedrooms, bathrooms and handbags could become a thing of the past as women embrace a more streamlined, less cluttered approach to looking after our skin."

The study also found that 58 per cent of women are more inclined to use a skincare product that allows them to relax while benefiting their skin at the same time.

And 30 per cent are also interested in products which can provide more immersive experiences to help them relax and unwind.

Many choose products which also improve the way they feel along with the way they look (Photo: Shutterstock)

More than a third of women (37 per cent) also said they were excited by the growth in ingredient-led products.

The survey about how women look after their skin found that 60 per cent choose products which also improve the way they feel along with the way they look.

Almost two thirds (64 per cent) also want to feel more confident in their own ability to look after their skin.

And nearly three quarters of women (71 per cent), surveyed by OnePoll for FOREO, said they would be interested in an at-home facial treatment device that delivers professional level treatments.

A spokesperson for FOREO added: "Skincare habits continue to change and people are looking to technology now to support them achieve a healthy looking completion.

"Consumers want to look and feel their best, but they're often short of time and want a simplified skincare routine which still delivers professional results.

"Being able to enjoy a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home helps not only helps to calm and relieve stress both mentally and physically but improves skin health too."

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