12 Sep Do You Have a Back to School Skin Care Routine?
Back to school season isn’t just for children, but for people of all ages. It’s the season of change, as we shift from lazy summer days to putting our nose to the grindstone, and fill our new backpacks with new books and look forward to wearing our new back to school outfits. Locally, back to school season also signifies the change of the seasons, as we shift from summer to fall. Making this the perfect time to change up your regimen and implement a back to school skin care routine.
If you are looking to start the new school year off right, following a new back to school skin care routine needs to be on your to-do list. To help you make the switch, check out these helpful back to school skin care tips.
• You are what you eat, and the type of fuel that you put into your body will have a direct correlation to how well you “perform.” If you want clear, radiant, healthy skin, then feed your skin and body, a well-balanced diet filled with high-quality foods.
• If your makeup brushes are old and gross looking, then toss them and replace them with new makeup brushes. If your brushes are good but have not cleaned them in a while, then make a point to do so. Bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells can accumulate on a makeup brush and lead to breakouts and dull skin.
• While going back to school can be stressful, make sure you set up and follow a skincare routine every morning and night, and stick with it. School can be stressful enough, but establishing and following a routine can help. The best thing is (in this case), is once you are stuck in a routine, it can become difficult to break.
• As you are taking stock of your makeup brushes, check to see how old your makeup is. Your foundation, if it’s over three months old, bacteria can build up, and you do not want to be putting bacteria on your skin. Old makeup can irritate your skin, cause breakouts, and can even cause infections if used past its expiration date.
• Speaking about routines, don’t forget to make washing your face and body a part of your nightly routine. The last thing you want to do, while your skin is trying to rebuild and heal at night is to go to bed with makeup on your face. You want your skin to be able to breathe at night, so make sure you wash off the day’s grime in the evening or before bed.
• An often overlooked aspect is your bedsheets. Think about it, you sleep (and drool) on a pillowcase every night, and if you don’t shower before bed (which is recommended), you can easily bring the contents of the day into your bed. However, if you do not change your sheets regularly, it can negatively affect your skin (think breakouts). To help keep your skin clean and clear, wash your pillowcases and bedsheets at least once a week.
• Drinking during the summer can be an easier feat to accomplish. When it’s hot out, you want to drink more fluids, but that’s because the heat forces you to drink. It’s in your face, and unavoidable. However, as the temperatures drop and back to school season returns, it can become challenging to remember to stay hydrated during the day. So make it a point to drink water throughout the day. Staying hydrated is a great way to avoid breakouts, and can leave your skin glowing and healthy-looking.