Simone France Skincare for Radiant Holiday Skin (up for grabs!)

by Pam on November 17, 2011

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Have you noticed how people admonish others to act their age? I’ve never heard anyone say, “Why don’t you look your age?” As I’ve gotten older I’ve decided I don’t want to look my age! Or, if I have to look my age, I want my skin to look good. Uneven skin tone? Got it but don’t want it. Breakouts? Yes, those too! I thought those were supposed to go away after I left my teens behind.

Over the years I’ve tried lots of different skin care regimes. Some worked well and some didn’t but I still had uneven skin tone and occasional breakouts. When a friend recommended Simone France to me, I had to check it out. They offered a radically different approach to skincare. Their philosophy?

Whether your skin is too dry, too oily or too sensitive, the cause is almost always improper cleaning. Either too much cleansing with harsh products and over-exfoliation, or too little cleansing with overloads of heavy creams and failure to remove enough.

I realized this skincare regime was different when I was sent a detailed questionnaire asking me to describe my daily skin care routine. After I sent in my questionnaire, I received an indepth email describing what I needed to change in my skin care routine to create glowing skin. Since I live in a humid climate, I tend to have oily skin. I spent several times a day applying powder to reduce the oil. Imagine my surprise to read this:

Powder is the worst – it sticks in the pores and is difficult to remove. Over time the pigment builds up in your pores and causes uneven skin tone. And one of the purposes of powder is to dry out your skin to give you a matte finish. Finally, unless you clean them after each use, the brushes and puffs you use to apply powder and foundation are not sanitary after the first time you use them, so you end up re-applying previous days make up, oil and impurities.
Wow! Give up powder? It was hard, but I began to use a tissue to remove the oil instead. When I began to see a difference in my skin, I decided no more powder for me!

I took the Simone France skincare challenge for Normal to Oily Skin. I read the included directions and wondered if it would be too time consuming. The morning routine began with “The Sandwich”, a mixture of moisturizer, refining scrub, and soap. The evening routine included cleansing with Milk Cleaner and following with toner and optional moisturizer. Once a week, I scheduled a mask treatment. I discovered the day and night treatments took only a few minutes per day. The mask was a ten minute treatment that I could put on and forget while I did other things. I will say it does take a few minutes for the line minimizer to dry so start early if you are putting on makeup. The experts at Simone France also recommend going without makeup whenever possible but I haven’t been brave enough to go without makeup for long periods of time.

Want to learn more? Check out the Simone FranceSimone France site.

Win It!
One person will receive a Simone France Travel Size Skincare System like the one pictured above. ($102 value)

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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jbmthill November 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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I have thin lips and have been told not to wear dark color lipstick because that makes them appear smaller. And also to use a lip pencil and line just outside my natural line then shade it in.

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ACMommy3 November 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Probably this one, although it’s so simple and easy — drink lots of water! It helps our skin and our bodies so much. For a 2nd tip — curling your eyelashes makes a big difference! It helps you look healthier, prettier and as a bonus for moms – more awake! :-D

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Donna November 17, 2011 at 6:45 pm

use a raw potato slice on eyes to help with black circles and bags under eyes

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Cathy W November 17, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Always remove makeup before going to bed. And always use a moisturizer with sun screen.

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Julie W November 17, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Egg yolk mask for dry skin, and egg white mask for oily skin! It really works!!

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Fawn November 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

Always use a moisturizer with sunscreen and drink plenty of water
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karenmed409 November 18, 2011 at 12:11 am

Use a toner daily before you use a moisturizer to close pores and keep oil from building on your skin

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San8KidzForMe November 18, 2011 at 1:57 am

My favorite beauty tip is to keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water and also using lotion after a shower to keep your skin soft.

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AnneLoyd November 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

Always wash your face before you go to bed.

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Anonymous November 18, 2011 at 6:56 pm

drink water, sleep more, wear sunblock or a big wide brim hat.

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Helen Keeler November 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm

My tips is to drink lots of water and keep stress out of you life.
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melsywsou November 19, 2011 at 3:44 am

Drink plenty of water

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Matt November 19, 2011 at 5:15 am

Sunscreen, spring, summer, winter and fall.

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BeCheerful November 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Favorite beauty tip is to wear as light of a makeup as possible, and always wash up before bedtime…
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lyndsey November 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

clean your face, use moisturizer, and always have mascara on

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katklaw777 November 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Drink lots of water everyday and eat healthy foods. What you put on the inside, shows on the outside!!!

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Kari November 21, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize!

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rj7777 November 22, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Stay out of the sun to bake and tan. It makes wrinkles. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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Biki November 25, 2011 at 5:13 am

Moisturize in the morning and evening–your skill will always want a layer of protection

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Terri November 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm

My fave beauty tip is to use sunscreen not only in summer but also in winter when you ski as the sun’s harmful rays are present.

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Stacey November 28, 2011 at 1:23 am

My favorite tip is to use makeup products that contain SPF all year long!

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latanya November 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Vaseline is a great lip moisturizer

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erinbdisney December 1, 2011 at 6:10 am

Get plenty of sleep!

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ruslady December 1, 2011 at 6:31 pm

get enough sleep
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SharonC December 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Don’t wear makeup to bed!

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Erin December 2, 2011 at 1:55 am

Lots of water and plenty of sleep

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Laura December 2, 2011 at 4:20 am

Seriously, leave pimples alone!
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Katherine Fary December 2, 2011 at 4:56 am

For clean skin, wash face EVERYDAY!

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