Back to School Skincare Essentials for a College Girl
Think you have everything ready to go for college this year? You may have checked off your list the essentials for dorm living but do you have what you need to take proper care of your skin?!
College life is going to get busy and that will make it easy to develop poor skin care habits. Our biggest suggestion is to establish a solid skincare routine – These 4 simple steps won’t take much time away from your studies or social life and they will keep your skin in tip-top shape:
Never hit the sheets with your make up on
As tempting as it may seem to face plant onto the bed and pass out after an all-nighter studying or long night out, be sure to cleanse your face first. One of the worst things for your skin is to sleep with your makeup on. Your pores will clog and the environmental toxins and excess oil built up from the day will sink into your skin. You may not see the effects at first, but over time, this will create dull skin tones, breakouts, and wrinkles. Make it a routine to remove your makeup after brushing your teeth and this will become like second-nature to you. We recommend using our Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil; it will wash away even the most durable waterproof makeup to gently cleanse your face.
Keep your face protected daily
This is a non-negotiable step in your skincare routine because it serves as the best preventive measure to maintain healthy complexion overtime. While you may not see an instant benefit now, the long-term payoff is worth the extra step. When using sunscreen daily you are protecting your skin from damage by UVA and UVB rays that can result in wrinkles (or even skin cancer) down the road. Try using our Oil-free Daily Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 15 which serves as a moisturizer to hydrate skin with added SPF to prevent skin damage from the sun.
Battle blemishes by eating a balanced diet
We’ve all heard the term “the Freshman 15” when those extra pounds pack on from all the tempting choices in the dining halls. The late night pizza runs with friends may sound tempting, but it’s important to be taking in as many fresh, whole foods as possible and drinking lots of water. We especially encourage you splurge on berries which are packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E to help skin boost collagen production. Drinking water as your primary beverage each day will also help to flush out toxins from your skin and body! If you are eating healthy and still having problems with acne, we suggest trying out any of the products from our Clear Complexion Collection. Mostly all the products contain Willow Bark, a natural salicylic acid that neutralizes acne-causing bacteria without over-drying or irritating the skin.
Learn the beauty behind quick touch-ups
When you’re running around from class to the gym and squeezing in time to socialize at the hottest events on campus you can’t expect your skin to stay fresh all day long. We suggest using any of our Blotting Linens to blot away excess oil that builds up throughout the day. You can also maintain a picture perfect complexion by giving your face a quick re-touch with our B.B. Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 27 PA ++ (it even comes in a lighter shade). And if you stayed out too late the night before, don’t forget to apply our All-In-One B.B. Eye Brightener SPF 20 to get rid of dark circles and instantly brighten the under-eye area!
There is no need for a complicated routine to maintain healthy skin – these 4 quick and easy steps will do the trick! Remind yourself that you are worth the extra minutes of pampering 😉
xo – boscia
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