Simple Skincare Secret

If, like me, you are an avid Zoella viewer and have seen that recently she's been working with Simple, you may know what this post entails. I am trying to win the chance to be a Simple blogger or "skin intern", working not only with the brand on their "Skincare Social" blog (click here) but also to meet Zoe and find out all her tips; both of which sound AH-MA-ZING!

For my entry, I have to write about my skincare secret, but I'm pretty lazy when it comes to my skin because I've always been quite lucky with only a few rare breakouts. Despite this, more recently I've had a few more spots pop up (boo!) and so I thought I'd share with you how I've been trying to calm the nasties down.

My number one mantra when it comes to skincare has always been "less is more". This works in my favour for more than one reason: not only is it less time consuming, cheaper and most of all less effort, I've found that when I do pile on more products, my skin in fact gets worse! That's why I've realised that quite a lot of the time you've got to just let mother nature do her thing... not ideal for everyone, I know, but it works for me. I usually only exfoliate once/twice a week max. and cleanse only in the evenings to remove my make up: in the mornings I only brush over a bit of toner, and then if I can be bothered, I might use a mattifying lotion, like the one from Monu (which doubles up as a primer and reduces shine!)
I try to use products that don't strip my skin of anything, don't contain a lot of different ingredients (particularly those I can't pronounce/understand!) and that aren't too harsh, as I do have quite sensitive skin. In fact, the first ever skincare product I bought was the Simple Kind to Skin moisturising face wash, which I loved dearly, especially as it was perfect for my 13 year old skin at the time.

My go to products, although I change my daily skincare routine (that phrase always makes me think of the Michael McIntyre sketch!), have been the same for a while now. I adore Lush's cleanser because it soothes my skin, yet is amazingly good at breaking down my make up. I also really like the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit daily scrub, because it's so gentle yet effective; and let's face it, who doesn't love the smell of Grapefruit?! The Liz Earle toner is also one of my favourite products, particularly when I need a little "pick me up" as it brightens my face and just feels so awakening to use. My current moisturiser, a mini version of Simple's Kind to Skin Hydrating light, is also fab (and I'm not just saying it because it's by Simple) as it does the job, doesn't break the bank and you can always count on the brand for a short ingredients list. 

I know this is kind of cheating by writing another quick secret in the same post, but I can't not put this in: discovering this trick changed my life! Having been wearing increasingly more eye make up, especially products that are waterproof, its been harder and harder to take it off without pulling every single one of my eyelashes out. I was tempted a few times by the cleansing balms in Boots every time I went in, because I knew they worked, but I just couldn't justify spending that much on something to take my £6.99 mascara off! Google became my best friend, and when I read that vaseline would do the trick, I was slightly dubious... but my, oh my, does it work! I just rub a little on each eyelid, slowly massage it around my eye area and accross my lashes (be warned, you become a panda!) and then I just wipe away with a bit of my cleanser on a cotton pad: et voila, you have clean, conditioned, super soft lashes and no make up left in sight!

I didn't even imagine this post to be this long, so sorry! (who knew I could ramble on about skincare for so long?). Even so, I hope you enjoyed this different kind of post and that you have an amazing week!

Becky xx


  1. Great post! I love Simple products :)


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