Simple Skincare was one of the first brands I ever used as a young adult. My friends and I all made a bee line for the Simple section in Boots as teenagers – largely I think because of it’s namesake promise – simplicity! Luckily we made a good choice, and the products we loved in our teens are still ones I have on rotation in my beauty routine. I am so excited to be partnering today with Simple Skincare to share my favourite Simple products, and my day to day skin care routine.
. PRODUCTS .
. MY SIMPLE SKINCARE REGIME .
. MORNING .
Facial wash and moisturiser. The first thing I do when I wake up is wash my face, brush my teeth and moisturise. Even without any makeup on I feel so much fresher for having clean, moisturised skin. Simple’s protective light moisturiser is so gentle, I wear it with just a dot of concealer and a tinted lip balm if I’ll be at my desk for a few hours. I like that it has an SPF; sun damage can age your skin so quickly. Even though I’m still in my twenties protecting my skin from the sun is a top priority.
. MIDDAY & AFTERNOON .
Oli and I often head out around lunchtime. Either I’ll top up my lip balm and keep my beauty look natural, or I’ll complete my makeup so we can snap some outfit photos whilst we are out.
If I’m topping up my makeup on the go (which I often do because I like to change lipsticks, add a little more blush, am running super late . . . !) then I keep makeup remover wipes with me so I can remove and change my lipstick quickly and neatly.
. EVENING .
Before I dislocated my knee (which thankfully is on the mend!) I was in a routine of evening yoga and circuit classes. I love the complete change of pace (just leaving my desk feels refreshing!) and exercise is SO good for your mind and body.
If I am wearing a full face if makeup, I like to remove the majority of it before exercising. This is so my pores can breath, especially when I’m working up a sweat! Simple’s Cleansing Facial Wipes are so soft, they take off a full face of makeup whilst moisturising with (here’s the fancy stuff) triple purified water. Yehuh. It instantly hydates and feels as good as it sounds.
. BEFORE BED .
I know some people find removing their makeup a chore, but I LOVE the feeling of a completely cleansed face. Sometimes (ahem, most nights) when Oli and I are settling in for Netflix time, I nip upstairs before we get sucked in to The Office (which seriously, I cannot get bored of!) to take off my makeup and change in to my PJs just so I am SUPER comfortable and feel fresh before completely switching off. Bliss.
What philosophy do you guys follow for your skin care? Find out how you can #TestTheWater here.
Love, Monica x
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