I was spot prone and had an oily t-zone that I had no idea to control. As a teen I used to buy cheap makeup that wasn’t great for my skin either, which really didn’t help my situation! Like most teens and people in their early twenties who go through this and worse, it’s gives you a real knock to your confidence. I remember lathering makeup on to try and cover my face more, it was awful.
Initially I was using cheap face wipes to clean my face on a night, sometimes even forgetting to take my makeup off completely….gross I know! I remember having a conversation with my Mum about the importance of skin care, I’m really glad that I decided to listen eventually. I’ve tried Clinique and other well known brands and they just didn’t agree with my skin type (this isn’t to say they won’t agree with yours), then I found Simple.
I love everything about the Simple Skincare brand. Everything from their philosophy, to their logo and packaging. Simple says no to harsh, artificial perfumes and colours that can upset your skin. Instead, they use only the purest possible, skin-loving ingredients, so you can trust all of their products will be kind to sensitive skin.
First things first, I strip my makeup off. The best product for this is definitely their Kind to Skin, Refreshing Facial Wash. I love this product. It’s light, easy to use and smells gorgeous! In my hands, I work a small amount into a lather, massage onto wet skin then rinse with water and a face cloth. It really does leave my face feeling so fresh and clean!
Cleansing and toning is not something I ever thought was necessary. Growing up, listening to my Mum go on about the importance of it, I wish I’d listened earlier. It makes a huge difference to your skin, more than I thought! Cleansing your skin daily is essential for helping to clear away dirt and bacteria. I use the Purifying Cleansing Lotion. Firstly I squeeze a small amount onto a cotton wool pad and gently cleanse with upward and outward movements. I then use the Soothing Facial Toner which is a great way to finish any cleansing routine, not just if you’re experiencing breakouts. These last two steps are my favourite because they really make my skin feel refreshed!
I’ve always tried to keep my nighttime routine quite short and effective so I actually do it because I know what I’m like!
I think I’ve been using the Simple Skincare products for around 4 years now and my skin has never looked so good, I’m so happy with it and it’s made my confidence grow massively. Recently I’ve been on a hunt for another great skincare brand that works well with my skin, I’m so excited because I’ve found them! 🙂 keep an eye out on the blog to read more about them!