It’s hard to believe it’s already time to head back to school. The days are quickly becoming shorter and the wake up times earlier. Since back to school requires a change in daily schedules for most of us, there’s no better time to re evaluate both your skin and makeup routines. Starting a new school year can be stressful and having a routine or ritual that you look forward to can help ease the stress and ensure you are putting your best face forward.
Start With The Basics
Invest in a a good cleanser to make sure your skin is staying clean and healthy. Identify if you have oily, dry or combination skin and then choose your cleanser accordingly. If your skin is oily or prone to breakouts you may want to look for products that include Salicylic Acid which can help reduce oil production and slough off dead skin cells. If your skin is dry and sensitive you may want to look for more calming ingredients such as Rose and Chamomile that help soothe skin and reduce inflammation.
Moisturize both Morning and Evening
Just like with your cleanser you should make sure you pick a moisturizer that will work with your skin type. If you skin is oily, you may want to stick with moisturizers formulated without oils and that include ingredients that also help reduce oil production. These ingredients include AHAs such as glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid. If your is dry or sensitive look for ingredients such as Shea Butter, Sqaulene and Ceramides which will have a soothing effect on your skin.
Do You Need an Eye Cream?
If you are heading back to a classroom or dorm room this fall you most likely don’t need to start worrying about fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes just yet. However, there are a few products that may help you bounce back faster after a long night of studying or staying out late. Eye patches and cooling eye gels/creams are great products to help you depuff and brighten your eye area. They are also a great preventative step to add into your routine to help keep the delicate skin around your eyes healthy.
Don’t Forgot To Mask
Masks are a great way to supercharge your skin and get a boost of nutrients based on any number of specific needs. Masks can be a great way to add in a targeted treatment for a specific concern such as acne, redness or hydration. They are also a great way to help you unwind after a long day or week and a fun activity to do together with your friends.
Keep It Simple
Our advice for makeup is to keep it simple and wear what makes you feel the most comfortable. With mascara, make sure to replace yours regularly to avoid eye irritation and bacteria (our recommendation is at least every 3-6 months). Look for multi-taking products like primers and powders with SPF and lipglosses and balms that will help keep your lips healthy and moisturized.
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