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June 4th, 2013


Last week, I had a blast chatting about summer skincare with the Simple Skincare Simple Advisory Board on Twitter!  We had an awesome group that consisted of a dermatologist, nutritionist, make-up artist, psychiatrist and fitness expert, and they gave out some great advice that was even new to me!

I’m always particularly interested in nutrition, so I learned quite a bit!  For one, Ellie Krieger suggested that if your skin is irritated, you could try keeping a food diary to make sure your blood sugar isn’t getting too high or low during the day.  I get low blood sugar pretty frequently, but I’ve never thought about the fact that it might also be impacting my skin — definitely something to keep track of!  Her #1 food recommendation was to avoid processed foods, especially white sugar and flour — I know I could definitely do better on that, so it’s something to think about this summer. 

Also, interestingly, the dermatologist on the Simple Advisory Board, Dr. Luftman, said that many of us don’t need to wash our faces twice per day!  She said that it’s important to cleanse at night to get all the dirt and grime off your skin, but I may try not washing (or just rinsing) my face in the morning to see how that works!  Have any of you guys tried it?  How did it work?  (Honestly, the idea of not washing my face in the morning kind of freaks me out, but I’ll try anything once!)


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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lizzy // Jun 4, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I only ever wash my face at night using my Clarisonic. In the morning, I just take a washcloth and some cool water and rinse it to refresh it after sleeping. I’ve never had any issues and I actually feel like my skin is more supple because it’s not being dried out first thing in the morning.

  • 2 Michelle @ Taste As You Go // Jun 4, 2013 at 11:52 am

    That is interesting about not necessarily having to wash your face twice a day. I generally wash my face before moisturizing, etc. (I think because I don’t want to add moisturizer on top of a potentially dirty face.) I might have to adjust my routine to see if it makes a difference. 🙂

  • 3 eileen // Jun 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Yes! One thorough cleansing at night and rinsing in the morning has made a huge difference in my skin. Most noticeable on my neck as I age. Only item I use as skin care besides Simple is Neutrogena UltraSheer SPF 70: extremely mild, doesn’t stay gummy, and better than the one I used from a dermatologist. Sure, SPF >30 doesn’t provide proportional benefits, but with my pale skin I can snow ski or hit the beach with no burn.

  • 4 Sushu // Jun 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I sometimes forget to wash my face in the morning if I’m running late, and I don’t have major break-outs so it could help your skin! Also, if you use a night cream/creme then washing your face in the morning might remove the effects. I’m not a dermatologist so I don’t know if that’s true…

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  • 5 Sarah // Jun 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    You’re positively glowing in these photos! Sad I missed the Twitter chat 🙁

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