Confession. When it comes to skincare, I don’t have the best of habits.
I’m totally guilty of leaving makeup on after a long night out. Of piling concealer on a pimple instead of properly treating it. Of forgetting sunscreen.
The only thing that makes me feel slightly better [even though it’s NO excuse!] is the fact that I’m unfortunately not alone here. Simple Skincare surveyed women across 40 top cities nationwide, and found some troubling numbers::
59% do nothing to actively protect their skin from sun or wind damage.
More than a quarter have gone [and will go!] two days without washing their face.
63% know their stress level affects the health of their skin; yet 53% are not actively trying to reduce said stress levels.
And hellooo city ladies like me– we are the ones who need to be the most careful! Living a stressful city life + coming into contact with city dirt + grime + not protecting ourselves from harsh sun and wind? Recipe for skin disaster.
Simple Skincare sent me some products to try, and I’m already seeing how easy it is to get fixing my bad habits.
The gentle–yet effective–Eye Make-up Remover Pads and Cleansing Facial Wipes make it easy to do a quick cleanse of your face + clear blackheads, for when it’s 2am and you just can’t bear to fully wash your face.
The Protecting Light Moisturizer contains broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen, but is so airy + doesn’t give you that heavy, greasy feeling that other SPF moisturizers I’ve tried do [remember this on cloudy days too– I’m guilty of holding out for the sun!].
The Foaming Cleanser offers a deep clean, but didn’t leave my skin feeling dry or stripped.
And post that terribly long winter [and to keep for next year’s!], The Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer provides instant hydration– it feels like the amazingness that is Aloe Vera, yet not sticky!
It’s products like this and scary time-lapse videos like that that make me want to break these bad habits and finally start treating my skin with the respect it deserves. I love a good facial, but there’s no reason to hold out for those– the Simple Skincare line is incredibly affordable, and gives you just as great a treatment at home.
Now won’t you join me? Let’s be kind to our city skin.
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Simple Skincare is giving away a gift pack full of six full-size products from their line [including everything listed + pictured above!].
To enter:: Leave me a comment letting me know what bad skin care habit you’d like to break!
Giveaway runs until May 29 at 11:59pm. Open to US readers only.
Full disclosure: This post is sponsored by One2One Network; however, all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support shell chic’d.