This morning I got up bright and early to attend the Simple Skin Care press breakfast over at ME hotel, London. Some of you may think what has Simple Skin Care got to do with glasses… well let me tell you, they have a range of products for eyes and as specs wearers we really need to take more care of our eyes. This even applies to contact lens wearers or even if you are an occasional contact lens wearer like myself (yes, I do wear contact lens on different occasions for sports, sun bathing and when I wear fake eyelashes). Simple is most well known for their products being good for sensitive skin but there is far more to them than that.

During the press breakfast Simple educated us all as to how city life with factors such as pollution and the stress of living in a city can actually affect our skin .When we are feeling stressed out our skin actually suffers but everyone is different. Some people may get itchy skin and some may have spots popping up in various places.  However, most people don’t associate these kind of symptoms with stress and just disregard them.

Simple Skin Care

Simple Skin Care

Scarily enough, pollution can be the cause of wrinkles! I know ladies, I know… the dreaded wrinkles we all try to fight off for as long as we can! Pollution in the short term can cause barrier damage and inflammation due to the particles blocking our pores, therefore our skin is getting less oxygen. In the long term, the damage is much worse with signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and dyspigmentation. For the best way to combat this Simple recommends using their kind to skin purifying cleansing lotion every day and night to ensure all dirt is removed from our pores.

Today Simple also offered all press that attended a skin test to test out our skin age… the thought of doing it was quite scary and I was reluctant at first but I did brave it in the end. It turns out I have very good skin! My skin age is pretty much my own age (of course I would have loved it if my skin age was 20 but hey). The Simple team also gave me a range of products to try and help improve my skin further because I have naturally oily skin.

Simple Skin Age Test

Simple Skin Age Test

Besides all this skin talk I spoke to one of Simple’s experts Caroline about eye care and how can us specs wearers take care of our eyes.  One of the most interesting facts I learnt was if we do wear contact lenses and have a tendency to pull down the bottom of our eye to help us put them in, BAD move! Caroline said by pulling our skin down we are actually putting a lot of strain onto our skin especially when the skin around our eyes is 20% thinner than anywhere else. So STOP doing that! Caroline also pointed out the importance of taking our eye make-up off properly because  if we don’t, it can cause a build up that may attract bacteria to our eyes.

The best way to remove your eye make-up is actually with wipes.  To make them extra eye friendly put some eye make-up remover solution on top so the wipe is nice and moist. The wetter the wipe, the kinder it is to our eyes! Always rub downwards otherwise we will just be rubbing eye make-up around our eye area. We should always use separate wipes for both of our eyes incase of bacteria. Once we have wiped away all our make-up we should always apply eye cream around our eyes to keep the skin moist, the key is to dab it on rather than rubbing it. So, how many of you specs wearers out there are actually aware of this? I can put my hands up and say I am probably guilty with quit a few of those but now I know how I can take even more care, Simple.