Back To School Beauty: 5 Lessons In Skin Care

You might have been a straight A student, but how much do you really know about skin care? With so many skin care brands and products on the market, it’s important to have knowledge when it comes to your skin.

It’s time to get out your pen and paper, Pamela University is in session.

Yes, it really is that bad to sleep with your makeup on.

It might seem like a no brainer to some, but taking your makeup off at night is SO important for your skin’s health. It’s not just breakouts that you are risking, but also premature aging due to your skin not being able to properly repair itself overnight. Sleeping in your makeup can increase your exposure to harmful free radicals, which the makeup holds onto. This will inevitably cause collagen breakdown, a major factor in the rate at which your skin ages. Foundations, powders, and primers are the worst offenders when it comes to sleeping in your makeup – these pore clogging formulas can cause bacteria build up and stunt your skin’s ability to renew itself. When your cells cannot properly renew, your skin becomes dull and lackluster, which you’ll likely notice from just one night of sleeping in makeup. If you’re just too tired to make it to the sink at night, keep a cleansing wipe in your nightstand for easy removal, your skin will thank you in the morning!

Find The Right Regimen For You

Everyone’s skin is unique. You have to figure out what works best for you and run with it. People with oily skin are going to have a different approach to their skin care routine than people with dry skin. If you’re new to skin care, figuring out your skin type is step one. At the end of the day, you are the one that has to live in your skin. You should probably get to know it, right? Purchase your products with your own needs in mind. For oily skin, look for products with active ingredients that will fight bacteria and excessive oil production, such as salicylic acid. On the sensitive side? Find products with calming ingredients that will not cause irritation or inflammation, sea kelp is one of our favorite calming agents.

Prejuventation Is King

If you’re Googling when to start using anti-aging skin care products, that’s a good sign it’s time. The best way to age gracefully is by taking care of yourself. That doesn’t mean you have to start putting on your grandmother’s night cream at 21. That does mean, however, that you should start implementing good skin care habits at an early age. Skin care is both preventative and corrective, and the latter tends to be much more expensive. Investing in a good moisturizer and eye cream with anti-aging peptides early on can make all the difference. Look at it this way, we all will get wrinkles, we might as well delay the clock.

Don’t Skip The Antioxidants

There will never be a magic potion to transform your skin, but there are tried and tested ingredients that are universally effective for all skin types. Antioxidants, for instance, will make all the difference in your skin. As the name implies, antioxidants fight oxidation – a chemical process that produce skin damaging free radicals. That’s why it’s instrumental that any skin care routine include products to protect from the often unavoidable factors that produce free radicals; things like the sun, pollution and smoke. Applying Vitamin C Serum in the morning is the best way to incorporate antioxidants into your every day skin care routine; a dime size amount after your morning cleanser is all you need to see noticeable improvement in your skin’s tone. 

Wearing Sunscreen Isn’t Up For Debate

Skin cancer is not something you want to risk, especially if it is preventable. Just like how your mom taught you to brush your teeth every day, we’re teaching you that you need to apply sunscreen every day. We’re sure you’ve heard that sun damage increases your risk of melanoma and prematurely ages your skin, but did you know that applying sunscreen can reverse signs of aging? Your skin regenerates roughly every 28 days, by preventing the accumulation of more sun damage your skin is able to reverse previous damage. Tanning might have been trendy in high school but trust us when we say all the cool kids wear sunscreen now.

 

The Teacher’s Shopping List
FRESH– When you’re on the go
Energizing Papaya Cleanser- Oil and bacteria won’t stand a chance
Transformation Cream– Embrace the power of peptides
Vitamin C Serum– Don’t just drink it, wear it too 
Sunscreen- You know why

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