Back to school skincare routinePens, notebooks, schedules, apps, even the perfect first day of school outfit, and you probably think you’re all set for classes, but when it comes to how you look, sometimes that can be a different story… 

Transitioning from summer jobs and outdoor activities back to a structured school environment can be stressful, especially for first-time college students. New living arrangements, busy schedules, and diet can disrupt your skin health, leaving the skin to become blotchy, dry, or even break out. However, with thoughtful planning and product selection, your skin does not have to go crazy – you can clear and even prevent the skin changes that come during times of major transition with an effective strategy and the right skincare ingredients.

To help you do that, we have outlined a simple skincare routine that contains everything you need for clear, beautiful skin and eliminates the guesswork to achieve tangible results! 

Cleansing and Detoxification – the Missing Link in Corrective Skin Care

Double Cleanse your Skin – Morning and Night. 

Sunshine Botanical's PreCleanse & Detox and Cleanse & Clear facial cleanser - botanical skincare with natural ingredientsWe’ve got you covered when it comes to treating breakouts and helping you stay blemish free. This two-step system comes complete with a fantastic makeup remover that will decongest clogged pores (Pre-Cleanse and Detox) and Cleanse and Clear – a crisp, cool exfoliating wash that will leave your skin ultra-clean and feeling. 

  • As smooth as glass! This famous double cleanse system is the missing link in corrective skincare and is a total game changer for combination skin. 
  • Want to “power up” your routine? My Skin Buddy is a fabulous tool to do just that! 

Cleanse and Detoxify Your Skin

(NEVER SLEEP IN MAKEUP!) 

Try to remove your makeup shortly after you get home, as this will give your skin plenty of time to breathe. If you need to keep it on later in the day, ensure that part of your nightly routine is thoroughly cleansing your skin to melt makeup and decongest pores to help skin breathe and help prevent breakouts. 

Are You Running to Class? 

Hydrating Recovery MistA cooling spritz of our Hydrating Recovery Mist will instantly lift your spirits (and keep your makeup in place)! Pure colloidal silver and lemon balm hydrosol (known for the anti-bacterial and skin healing properties) will help protect you and your skin, especially headed into cold and flu season. (This is addictive!)

Moisturize! 

All skins need moisture – the condition of your skin determines which type is best for you.

The Elixir 1.69 oz - 50 mlLightweight, oil-free hydration with botanical actives is perfect for repairing and hydrating combination, oily and/or problem skin, and will not clog pores. Apply to clean skin twice daily to keep your skin soft and supple and reduce redness and irritation.

Drier, more sensitive skin will greatly benefit from moisture fluids that contain omega 3 fatty acids. The Elixir has plant actives like comfrey, frankincense, and calendula. This combination will soothe stressed skin and restore a beautiful, healthy “glow.” 

Normal and combination skins with environmental/sun damage LOVE Vitamin C+ Moisture Fluid. This light, penetrating serum brings the skin a maximum amount of moisture and helps minimize skin discoloration. It doubles as an intensive Vitamin C serum AND soothing moisture fluid – perfect for humid climates and combination skin conditions. It’s particularly well suited to stressed and weather-damaged faces.

Exfoliate Every Week

To avoid blotchy, coarse skin and breakouts that result from hormonal surges, keep your skin exfoliated!

Pumpkin Power Peel SystemNatural skin peels are a very powerful way to brighten sun-damaged skin and smooth rough texture. Pumpkin enzymes are perfect for this because of the high levels of natural beta carotene (vitamin A) they contain. 

Facial Scrubs are good, too – be sure to choose wisely, so you don’t get scrubs with coarse, ground nut shells and poor ingredients. They can cause more damage than they clear. Organic oat protein, jojoba wax beads, and natural plant enzymes are my skin polish ingredients. These ingredients work together to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and whisk away loosened sebum and skin cells to reveal smoother, clearer skin.

Use Daily Environmental Protection 

Total Eclipse blends together the benefits of a matte moisturizer, foundation alternative, and environmental protection – all in one! This weightless, matte finish is formulated with potent antioxidants and micronized zinc and titanium oxide that will effectively protect healthy skin from the ravages of harsh environments and UV rays without any toxic chemicals and completes your daily skincare routine. 

Take Care Of Your Lips

Rapid Repair Balm - A potent, botanical alternative to petroleum jelly and traditional pharmaceutical skin ointments.Just like your face, your lips need care too! Apply a healing lip balm morning and evening for gorgeous lips! My favorite formula, Rapid Repair Balm, is fabulous for dry, cracked lips AND cuticles (and most other skin irritation you can think of!) 

Go for gentle yet effective spot treatments to clear your pores of acne-causing bacteria. Often Benzoyl peroxide is cited as one of the best teen acne treatments. You can consult a dermatologist before making any decision.

Practice Clean Makeup Habits

If you wear makeup, ensure your makeup habits align with your clean approach to skincare affecting your skin. Regularly cleaning your makeup applicator sponges and brushes is essential to prevent the accumulation and spread of bacteria.

When you’re on the go, our  Skin Essentials Collection is perfect for detoxifying and pollution-proof your skin and has everything you need – (this is a total no-brainer!) on trips from home to school and back again. This complete kit has everything you need to get and keep clear skin! 

  • Don’t stress. Unhealthy levels of stress can affect the appearance of your skin, so make healthy lifestyle choices (diet and regular exercise) to keep stress levels low and balanced. Regularly getting to the gym can be tough with school meetings and study sessions, so think about biking to school or walking the long way to class. And when an unexpected stressful moment strikes… breathe.
  • Stay Hydrated. Dehydration is known to cause dry skin, dark eye circles, and even acne. Stash a reusable water bottle in your handbag for on-the-go hydration, and instead of caffeine, choose herbal tea or coconut water when possible
  • Creating balance in your new routine may take some time, but it is achievable. Your skin will thank you as you continue incorporating new and creative healthy lifestyle options into your daily life.
  • Get Plenty of Sleep! Pulling “all-nighters” might seem like the thing to do during the school year, but restful sleep is essential for proper skin cell and tissue rejuvenation. Achieve restful sleep by clearing your head as much as possible before it hits the pillow. Don’t let your schoolwork or social media streams be the last thing you see before falling asleep. Instead, pick up a “for fun” book, chat with a friend, or listen to music to wind down.

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