Back to School Skin Care Tips: Glow Through the Semesters
by Michelle Czarka on Aug 09, 2023
As the school bells prepare to ring and the summer sun prepares to set sooner, it's time to transition your skin care routine to suit the demands of the upcoming school year. Between classes, extracurricular activities, and social events, maintaining healthy skin might seem like a challenge. But fear not! With the right tips and tricks, you can ensure your skin stays radiant and refreshed throughout the semester. In this blog, we'll delve into a range of skin care tips tailored specifically for the back-to-school season…whether you’re a student or parent of a student.
1. Prioritize Cleansing: The foundation of any effective skin care routine is proper cleansing. Use a gentle cleanser twice a day to remove dirt, oil, and impurities that accumulate on your skin. This helps prevent breakouts and keeps your complexion clear. Remember to cleanse after workouts too, to prevent sweat-induced breakouts.
2. Stay Hydrated: Hydration is key to maintaining healthy skin. Keep a reusable water bottle with you and aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Proper hydration keeps your skin plump, helps flush out toxins, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.
3. Sun Protection: Even though summer is ending, UV rays are still present outside and indoors (in the form of blue light from computer screens) Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is essential to prevent damage, premature aging, and skin cancer. Don't forget to reapply throughout the day, especially during outdoor activities.
4. Sleep and Stress Management: Getting enough sleep is crucial for healthy skin. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. Stress can also wreak havoc on your complexion, so practice stress management techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga to keep your skin glowing. If sleep still evades you, reach for sleep-assisting products like our Sleep Salve or Sweet Dreams Roller Ball Remedy.
5. Avoid Harsh Products: Harsh cleansers and exfoliants can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Stick to gentle, non-comedogenic products that won't clog your pores and exfoliants that brighten skin without harming it.
6. Keep Makeup Minimal: While makeup can enhance your look, wearing heavy makeup every day can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Opt for a light, breathable face cream or tinted moisturizer for a natural look.
7. Nighttime Routine: Before bedtime, make sure to remove all makeup with a non-toxic remover and cleanse your face thoroughly. Apply a nourishing night cream or serum to help your skin repair and rejuvenate while you sleep.
With these back-to-school skin care tips, you're armed with the knowledge to keep your skin healthy, radiant, and ready to face the challenges of the school year. By establishing a consistent routine and making wise lifestyle choices, you'll be able to flaunt glowing, confident skin as you navigate through your studies and social engagements. Remember, taking care of your skin is an investment in your overall well-being that will pay off for years to come. Here's to a successful school year and a radiant complexion!