As the summer sun begins to wane, and the back-to-school season rolls in, it’s time to shift gears and refocus. Along with arranging school supplies and adjusting to a new schedule, it’s also essential to revamp your skincare regimen. To help you navigate this transition, we’ve created a budget-friendly skincare checklist that caters to a busy lifestyle without sacrificing your skin’s health.
Start with a Cleanse
Properly cleansing your skin is the cornerstone of an effective skincare routine. Aim to wash your face twice daily using a mild cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Choose a product suited to your skin type – whether that’s oily, dry, sensitive, or combination skin.
For oily skin, we recommend sticking with a gel or foaming cleanser, as it can effectively remove excess oil and reduce shine without stripping your skin of its natural oils; whereas for dry skin, we recommend using a cream or lotion-based cleanser. These offer a thicker consistency, offering more moisture. If you have what is considered “combination skin,” which is characterized by having both oily and dry skin, typically happening within the T-zone.
Use a Good Quality Moisturizer
Hydrated skin is happy skin! After cleansing, it’s important to replenish your skin’s moisture with a good quality moisturizer. If your skin is oily, opt for a light, oil-free moisturizer. For drier skin types, a heavier cream might be more suitable.
Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable
No matter the season, sunscreen is a must! Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays helps to prevent premature aging and lowers your risk of skin cancer. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and make it a part of your daily routine.
Alastin Skincare’s HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36, awarded TZR 2023 Beauty Heroes’ top-reviewed and travel-friendly “Sunscreen Tints,” stands out with its multipurpose benefits. This lightweight sunscreen provides strong UVA/UVB protection, combined with a universal tint for all skin tones. Its formula, rich in antioxidants, combats environmental damage and aging while hydrating the skin for a radiant complexion. Uniquely, it uses mineral filters, like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, catering to sensitive skin and clean beauty enthusiasts. The product is paraben-free, oil-free, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic, affirming Alastin’s dedication to healthier skin.
Invest in a Simple Yet Effective Serum
Serums are packed with active ingredients that can help address specific skin issues like acne, pigmentation, and fine lines. While they can be pricier than other skincare products, their high concentration of ingredients makes them worth the investment. Look for budget-friendly options with active ingredients like vitamin C or hyaluronic acid.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Drinking plenty of water not only helps with overall health but also plays a crucial role in maintaining skin’s natural glow. Staying hydrated helps maintain your skin’s elasticity and can aid in combating signs of aging.
Consider budgeting for a professional facial treatment at our MedSpa once a month. Our expert aestheticians can offer treatments tailored to your skin type and concerns. Regular facials can help maintain a healthy complexion, keep acne at bay, and counteract skin aging. Our memberships include a variety of additional perks, such as discounts on Skincare Products, HydraFacials, Body Contouring, Laser Hair Removal, and more!
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is the time when your body – including your skin – repairs and regenerates. Lack of sleep can lead to a dull complexion, fine lines, and dark circles. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night to give your skin a chance to rejuvenate.
Getting back into the swing of things after summer can be a challenge. Still, by incorporating these budget-friendly skincare tips into your routine, you can ensure your skin remains vibrant and healthy throughout the school year. At our Med Spa, we’re here to guide and support you in maintaining your skin health.
Contact us today for personalized advice and treatments tailored to your specific needs. Remember, healthy skin is always in season!