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SkinMD Back-to-School Skincare Guide

As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s crucial to prioritize your skincare routine amidst the hustle and bustle of academic life. Clear, healthy skin not only boosts your confidence but also contributes to your overall well-being. To help you achieve your skincare goals, SkinMD presents a comprehensive Back-to-School Skincare Guide. We will address common concerns such as acne and stress, emphasize the importance of skincare self-care, and provide a step-by-step guide on product application. Get ready to shine with radiant skin throughout the school year.

Choose the right cleanser

If there’s ever a time to be an individual, it’s when you’re picking out a cleanser. You’re probably well aware that cleansing should be a non-negotiable step in your skincare routine—no matter how difficult it is to wake up a few minutes earlier in the morning before school—but it’s also important to use the right cleanser for your skin type. For Normal to Oily skin types we recommend the Skinbetter Science Oxygen Infusion Wash. For normal to dry skin types we recommend either the Skin MD Angelic Wash (available in office) or the Skin Better Science Cleansing Gel.

Choose a targeted treatment product

Oftentimes school can lead to extra stress, which in turn can lead to unwanted skin changes. Add a targeted treatment product to your routine and tackle serious skin issues head-on. If you are struggling with acne or breakouts, we highly recommend trying the SkinBetter Science Clearing Serum. Apply the serum nightly, making sure to avoid the eye area. If you are noticing pigmentation changes in your skin, the SkinBetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum is going to be your best friend. This serum can be applied AM and PM.

Fight aging early

Think you’re too young to use eye cream? Think again! Eye cream is all about prevention. The SkinBetter Science EyeMax Alpharet Eye Cream is a light, non-greasy cream specially formulated to defend against signs of premature aging and correct darkness and lines under the eyes. School often means late nights studying (or partying, we don’t judge), which can lead to dark circles. Eyemax can help alleviate the darkness and help you achieve a more awake look. The best thing about this eye cream (and all SkinBetter products) is that a little goes a long way, so it should last you for months.

Staying moisturized

Nurture your skin barrier, because through autumn and winter, skin is more likely to be dry and dehydrated. Temperature transitions, which are frequent in winter, weaken the skin barrier. In a worst-case scenario, conditions like rosacea may flare up, while in the best case, skin may be drier, slightly flaky, or slightly more sensitive. Now is a good time to focus on barrier health—think about including a moisturizer rich in ceramides and/or hyaluronic acid into your routine, such as the Skin MD Healthy Glow Facial Cream (available in office) or the SkinBetter Science Trio Balancing Moisture Treatment.

Apply Sunscreen Daily

Sunscreen is non-negotiable. Summer may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean you should put your sunscreen away until next year. Wearing sunscreen should be part of your daily skincare routine year-round, even if you’re sitting in lectures all day. At SkinMD, we highly recommend applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher each day, in addition to a few other sun protection measures. You should reapply sunscreen at least every two hours (or immediately after swimming or sweating), limit your amount of time in the sun (especially during the sun’s peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), seek shade, and cover up in long sleeves, pants, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. This is a great excuse to do some last-minute back-to-school shopping! Our favorite sunscreen is the SkinBetter Science Tone Smart Sunscreen SPF 75 This sunscreen doubles as a makeup primer, leaving your skin smooth, soft, and protected upon application.

Prioritize Your Skincare Routine

As you embark on a new school year, remember to prioritize your skincare routine. By addressing common concerns like acne and stress, practicing healthy skincare habits, and protecting your skin with SPF, you can achieve a healthy and radiant complexion. Don’t forget to follow the proper order of product application, starting with the thinnest consistency and ending with the thickest. With the help of a cleanser, targeted treatments, and daily SPF, you’ll be well-prepared to face the challenges ahead with confidence and healthy-looking skin. Start incorporating these tips into your daily routine, and let your skin shine throughout the school year and beyond.

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