The study by skin care range Flint + Flint surveyed just over 2,000 women between the ages of 18-30 and found that over half (54%) wouldn't let their partner see them without cosmetics until they had been dating at least 12 months.
In contrast the majority (51%) said they would bare their bodies after just six months, suggesting the nation’s females are more confident with their bodies than their skin.
When asked what beauty product they wouldn't leave the house without wearing the top answer was foundation/powder closely followed by mascara.
The facial feature women like most about themselves is their lips and the least popular is the lines around their
Flint + Flint owner Maxine Flint comments: “We were shocked to find out so many women feel so insecure about their skin that they would hide behind their makeup for such a long length of time. We would have expected less body confidence than skin shyness.”
“It’s a shame that us women appear to have so many hang ups about ourselves and we hope that our Flint + Flint beauty range will help to bring some well-needed confidence back. They do say after all that beauty is skin deep!”
The range includes Moisturiser x 3, Serum, SPF 30 Primer, Glycolic Cleanser, Everyday Wash, Exfoliator x 2, Eye Hero and Lip Hero. The affordable range, which is all made in England, varies in price from between £12 and £48 and offers a complete range of solutions for moisturising, cleansing and skin protection.
I use a few of the range of Flint + Flint and I love the way it works with my skin (which is very sensitive and in parts I have psoriasis. Pop over to the website and take a look at what they have to offer