Back to School Breakout-Free

Summer has flown by and back-to-school season has begun! It’s time to stock up on shiny school supplies, fabulous new outfits and maybe a new hairstyle to start the year off right.

If you’re getting anxious about breakouts on the first day of class… you’re not alone. No one wants their first impression to forever be “that girl with the pimple.” That’s why it’s so important to take care of your skin to prevent breakouts before they surface.

Three Easy Steps to Breakout-Free Skin:

1. Find the right acne treatment for your skin

We’re head over heels for IMAGE Clear Cell skin care for acne. A highly effective acne skin care line, Clear Cell fights acne, reduces inflammation, eliminates excess oil and purifies skin. The gel cleanser is salicylic based to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, keeping your skin smooth, soft and shine free. The clarifying tonic removes excess oil and bacteria while refreshing the skin with essential herbal extracts. The medicated acne lotion contains Benzoyl Peroxide, killing the bacteria, and also contains botanical ingredients to help fade visible redness.

2. Cleanse your skin from the inside out

Cleansers and spot-treatments alone can’t clear up your skin without a little help from the inside. Eating vitamin and antioxidant rich foods like leafy greens and fruits can help to cleanse and rid your body of toxins that may be be clogging your pores. Be mindful of what you’re putting in your body and try to be extra healthy a couple of weeks before school begins. Don’t forget water! Water is the best thing you can give your body to help clear up your skin in no time.

3. Stress Less

Ever notice your face breaking out when you’re stressed? When you’re getting ready for a big dance, you have a special presentation for class, or a test you’ve been studying for all week, you break out! All of these events can cause you to stress, leading to an increase in your hormone levels and that pimple you’ve been dreading pops up out of nowhere! Try to balance your busy schedule with things you enjoy to help you de-stress. Just 30 minutes a day of physical exercise or playtime with your family pet can make all the difference.

What are some of your back to school skincare tips? We’d love to hear them!