THE PLANT BASED NATURALLY CLEAN SKINCARE ROUTINE TO TAKE TO COLLEGE WITH YOU FROM ALOE ATTIVA
BLOG BY FLORINE TUTELMAN
HERE ARE THE 6 ESSENTIALS FOR A SIMPLIFIED YET EFFECTIVE COLLEGE SKINCARE ROUTINE...
1. START YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT BY CLEANSING NATURALLY
Whether it be late nights studying in the library, or partying through the night with your friends— lack of sleep is inevitable in college. And even though an 8 am class seems impossible to wake for the next day, a good cleanser (followed by coffee of course) can give you the refreshing boost needed to wake yourself up. The pH POWERBALANCE natural gel cleanser will wash off all the dirt and oil that may have accumulated on your skin from the night before, and will not only leave your skin feeling both clean and refreshed, but also have you feeling ready to start the day. Finding a good cleanser is a vital part of your college skincare routine— you can’t continue the rest of your skincare without it because it sets the foundation for the rest of your products to build on.
2. HYDRATE YOUR SKIN WITH A HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
Not only is it important to feed yourself with vitamins, but it is just as important to feed your skin with them too. Infused with 7 types of hyaluronic acid, the 4x POWERLIXIR hydrating serum brightens and smooths skin, for lasting silky smooth skin throughout the day. Hyaluronic acid is perfect for anyone with dry or dehydrated skin— it increases cell turnover, smooths out skin texture, and makes the skin more plump and dewy. A good serum will ensure your skin stays glowing and hydrated as you rush from class to class.
3. LOCK IN YOUR PRODUCTS EFFECTIVENESS WITH A MOISTURIZER
Now that you’ve cleansed your skin and prepped it, it's time to lock in everything you used with a moisturizer. Use the 3D POWERHYDRATOR gel cream moisturizer both in the morning and night to ensure your skin is hydrated and healthy, and so your skin has ample time to absorb all those products.
4. KEEP A HYDRATING LIP BALM HANDY
When you are traveling or sitting in class, you tend to miss out on drinking a sufficient amount of water. Along with a dry mouth, you can experience dry lips too. Keeping a lip balm handy in the pocket of your backpack for easy access will guarantee that your lips will never be left feeling dry throughout the day. Powered by the Kiss Me Quick Flower to help naturally boost lip volume, the xL POWERLIP refillable lip treatment is the perfect combination of plumping and hydrating. This treatment will leave your lips looking visibly plumper, while keeping them soft, primed and hydrated with a natural, satin finish.
5. DON'T SKIP MAKEUP REMOVAL
Although jumping into bed after a long night out with a full face of makeup may sound tempting, it really does more damage than good. Leaving makeup on overnight can cause a build up of harmful bacteria and germs, which is why removing your makeup is so important. It's a good idea to keep a packet of makeup wipes by your nightstand for accessibility when you are too tired to do a full night-time skincare routine. For a more sustainable option, using a Reusable Beauty Rounds with some micellar water, can gently remove makeup without damaging your skin barrier. Once you’re done removing your makeup, simply toss your beauty rounds in the laundry in the included mesh bag for clean rounds that are ready to be used again.
6. HAVE A DE-STRESS ROUTINE
Just because you live in a dorm does not mean you shouldn’t get to pamper yourself! College can be very stressful especially around midterms and finals season. Having a fun and relaxing spa-day can help you manage your stress while taking care of yourself. Keep some under-eye patches or an eye cream with vitamin in your dorm fridge to de-puff and help get rid of the appearance of dark circles under your eyes after all that studying. Having a hydrating and soothing face mask is also a great way to rejuvenate your skin. Although these aren’t necessarily essential on a daily basis, they are a perfect way to treat yourself and indulge in some very much needed weekly self care.