Skincare Recommendations For that Back-to-School Glow

Read our latest blog on the top dermatologist-approved skincare recommendations for the back-to-school glow you deserve! Beautiful and healthy skin doesn’t require expensive products; it requires the right ones.

It’s Time to Reset your Routine 

Think of skincare as a priority homework assignment where completion results in your skin being top of the class. A quality skincare regimen is well within your reach and doesn’t need to break the bank to be effective.

Choose to shop smart with our must-have over-the-counter skincare essentials for under $40:

Image of woman washing her face.

Skincare Tip One – Be sure to avoid oily ingredients, as they can clog pores and trigger or worsen acne.

Rise and Shine – The AM Routine

Your skincare should begin as soon as your day does; a proper morning routine can help to protect and preserve your skin for the day ahead. Below we have depicted an exemplary AM routine that consists of five steps.

  1. Cleanser: A cleanser is vital to overall skin radiance, aiding in the removal of dead skin cells, toxins, and oils that your skin has produced or encountered overnight. Here are two cleansers we recommend depending on skin type.

-Oily/Combination Skin – CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser | Daily Face Wash for Oily Skin with Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides, and Niacinamide.

-Dry/Sensitive Skin – CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser | Moisturizing Non-Foaming Face Wash with Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides, and Glycerin.

  • Serum/Treatment: In the skincare community, serums and treatments are often referred to as “the doers” since they to achieve a specific active effect, such as brightening of the skin. Serums are applied right after a cleanser to ensure the skin absorbs the product entirely.

Differin Acne Treatment Gel, Retinoid Treatment for Face with 0.1% Adapalene is an excellent serum/treatment.

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  • Facial Moisturizer: A moisturizer must prevent water loss through the outer layers of our skin, and as we age, our skin begins to lose its capability to retain moisture. One of the most, if not the most significant, parts of an AM skincare routine is sunscreen; keeping that in mind, we recommend three different SPF moisturizers.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 non tinted, for sensitive skin

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Tinted face sunscreen.

  • Body Moisturizer: Moisturizing twice daily is the dermatologist’s recommendation to ensure healthy and consistent skin moisture throughout the day and night; here’s one of our favorites.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Fragrance-free Hydrating Body Gel Cream.

Skincare Tip Two – For those with sensitive skin, be sure to choose fragrance-free products to avoid skin irritation.

  • Lip and Cuticles: Moisturizing benefits your whole body, so be sure to hydrate and protect areas such as your lips and cuticles. An easy but effective way to do so is using petroleum jelly.

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, Original 3 pack.

Beauty Sleep – The PM Routine 

Morning and nighttime routines are the marriage that leads to ultimate healthy and radiant skin. As a rule, one without the other is significantly less productive. Here is the appropriate product order and a few PM skincare must-haves for the ideal nighttime beauty regimen.

Skincare Tip Three – Incorporate gentle and non-abrasive scrubs when exfoliating, as harsh scrubs can cause micro-tears to the skin that can gradually weaken your skin barrier.

Your back-to-school glow doesn’t have to go away, with these skincare recommendations you can have expensive looking skin for an affordable price!

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Resources:

https://www.nytimes.com/guides/tmagazine/skincare-routine

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/morning-skin-care-routine

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/order-of-skin-care