The city can be exciting – the buzz, the chaos, the late night shopping. The city has something for everyone, but did you ever think what it might have in store for your skin? Do you get home after a hectic day out and about, and aside from the panda eyes, find your skin doesn’t look or feel that great? Yes, our skin is sometimes the last to know it, but the city throws many things our way that can affect the look of skin and cause sensitivity. Your skin faces a lot each day – dirt and pollution, the weather, heating and air-conditioning, even a lack of sleep and eating on the go. In the short term these things can lead to dry patches, redness, blemishes and cause your skin to feel sensitive. In the long term, you’d be surprised but it can increase the sensitivity of your skin, and even cause premature aging! That’s a lot to take in, but don’t worry! Read on to get the low down on skin and the city, and what you can do for naturally healthy looking skin. You can’t take the girl out of the city, but you can take the city out of her skin!
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While you are probably aware of commonly-known skin irritants (i.e. increased sun exposure or a diet rich in salty foods), you may be surprised to learn just how much your skin faces as part of your daily routine. Since city living (in cities of all sizes!) can be irritating enough, Simple Skincare is dedicated to arming women with the products, tools and information to help their city skin thrive. Busy women everywhere will appreciate the Simple brand’s straightforward range of gentle yet effective cleansers, wipes, moisturizers and eye care products that make implementing a daily skincare routine a cinch.
“I’ve seen first-hand the effects that city living can have on women’s skin,” says top dermatologist and Simple Advisory Board Member Dr. Debra Luftman. “I recommend Simple®
skincare to my patients and women everywhere because it’s free of harsh irritants and ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It helps skin stand up to whatever city living may throw throw at it.”
Here are a few of Dr. Luftman’s tips on how to achieve natural, healthy-looking skin:
Night-and-day cleansing.Pollution and dirt can impact the effectiveness of your natural skin barrier– ultimately leading to skin irritation. This fact makes twice-daily facial cleansing a key step in removing impurities your skin may have collected throughout the day. Keep your skin barrier in top condition by cleansing both day and night. Use the Simple cleanser of your choice and gently massagein upward movements to clear skin of any dirt. At night, make sure you’re effectively removing make-up to achieve a deep clean effect. “I love Simple®Cleansing Wipesbecause they remove dirt, pollution and make-up in one step – no rinsing required,” says Luftman. To reduce the risk of waking up with clogged pores, try keeping a pack by your bed for quick, easy make-up removal.
Exfoliation.Did you know that warm weather and time spent in hot cars, subways and bussesincreases the sweat and oil your face produces? This leads to speedier cell production, which causes an increase in the dead skin cells that sit on the surface of your face. These dead skin cells don’t come off naturally and can mix with bacteria and oil, leading to clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes. Add an exfoliation step to your skincare routine once or twice a week to help gently remove dead skin cells for healthy looking skin.“If you’re strapped for time, use an exfoliating cleanser to pull double-duty for skin. I love Simple®Smoothing Facial Scrubbecause it’s designed to be gentle enough for everyday use, while giving you smooth, healthy-looking skin - it couldn’t be easier,” Luftman explains.
Moisturize with SPF.Moisturization is the key to keeping your skin hydrated and healthy.Protect your skin from the drying effects of air conditioning and indoor heating by using a moisturizer day and night.“It’s critical to use a moisturizer with an SPF year round, not just in the summer,” says Luftman. “I love the Simple® Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF15 because it provides instant hydration, is an ultra-light and fast absorbing gel and it can easily fit into a make-up bag.” Even on cloudydays your skin can be affected by UV rays which can damage skin and cause premature aging. Make sure you’re protected with Simple®Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15. It absorbs quickly and moisturizers skin with a light non-greasy feel.
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- Simple® Cleansing Facial Wipes. Cleanse away the harshness of the day with a wipe. Leaves nothing behind apart from that noticeably clean & fresh feel – Simple®!
- Simple® Foaming Cleanser. The perfect cleanser for city skin that supports your skin’s own natural protective barrier. Our special foam formulation is super gentle on skin, whilst washing away make-up and everyday impurities.
- Simple® Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15. This moisturiser will boost skin's natural moisture level giving your skin the hydration it needs, whilst the SPF15 protects against harmful UV rays. The perfect antidote for city skin.
- Simple® Smoothing Facial Scrub: This gentle yet tough formula cleanses city skin by removing dirt, oil and dead skin cells for a smoother, brighter
- Simple® Moisturizing Facial Wash: Hydrate and nourish city skin while you cleanse with this gentle moisturizing face wash that helps maintain a healthy skin barrier.
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