Skin Care August 26, 2015

Prep Your Skin for the Start of School

When you start a new school year, you want to look your very best to make an impression after the long summer away. You go out and buy new clothes, new shoes, and maybe even new makeup. You might even get a new hair cut. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure that your skin looks its very best, as well.

You can’t just use an at-home scrub and expect the results you need. A little more prep work is required. Here are a few things you can do to get your skin ready for the start of school:

Woman getting a facial treatment.

Get Acne Treatment
If you have been experiencing acne over the summer, you’ll want to start treating it as early as possible to be sure it clears up by the time school starts. You may have success with an over-the-counter acne treatment. If you don’t, you should visit the dermatologist to discuss the possibility of medicated treatment. Medication may be necessary if you are experiencing cystic acne.

Visit the Spa
Once your skin is cleared up, it’s time to brighten up your skin. Make an appointment with an esthetician for a facial, a chemical peel, or microdermabrasion. These treatments can exfoliate your skin, lighten scarring or sun spots, and tighten the skin. The exact treatment you need will depend on your skin type and the issues you are experiencing.

You should schedule one of these treatments whether you had acne or not as they will rejuvenate your skin. The treatment will also include extractions for the tiny blackheads or clogged pores that you can’t see.

Woman using a moisturizing facial mask.

Wear Moisturizing Masks
Wear a moisturizing mask to bed every night in the week or so leading up to the start of school. You’ll make your skin look soft yet supple and will give your skin a natural glow. Your smooth skin will look refreshed and radiant.

Watch What You Eat!
It’s time to stock up on healthy foods and drinks and give that kitchen pantry a make-over. “You are what you eat!”, it’s not JUST a saying – this is so true when it comes to your skin. You get out of your skin, what you put in. So greasy foods with high fat content and sugary foods and beverages can be key components in what your skin may look like. Try eating a healthy diet of fruits, veggies and lean meats combined with LOTS of water and watch your skin change for the better, right before your eyes!

Don’t forget your skin in your back-to-school prep. When you are shopping for new shoes and highlighters, make sure you are picking up the right beauty products and scheduling the right treatments.

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