Blemishes have the worst timing. They always seem to pop up right before important events, like that first college mixer, your yearbook picture day, and, of course, every finals week.
The culprit in these situations is often stress, which can trigger acne-prone skin to go into overdrive. Of course, environmental factors, such as sun damage, can also be “stressful” to the complexion, which is why it is important to detoxify and protect skin of every type.
Before you head back to school, remember that investing a little time in your own well being is especially important during stressful times. While none of us can entirely avoid life’s stressors, we certainly have the tools to beat unwanted breakouts. No matter how busy things get, take a break from the books each day to treat and protect your skin – you’ll love the results for both your complexion and your ease of mind.
While it may never be easy to clear your school calendar, just follow these simple steps to achieve clear skin:
Break free from breakouts with Murad’s three-step acne regimen:
Prep your skin for maximum treatment benefits with the Murad Clarifying Cleanser. Made with triclosan and salicylic acid to promote acne prevention, this potent gel tackles irritating surface bacteria while calming and cooling inflamed skin.
Beat acne at the source with Murad Acne Clearing Solution, which treats breakouts, blemishes and redness while helping restore skin clarity. Apply the nongreasy formula before putting on your moisturizer and makeup.
To help reduce shine from excess oil throughout the day, try Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15. Made with willow bark and argan extracts, this treatment helps regulate oil production for up to eight hours and features a long-lasting matte-finish.
hot tip: KEEP PESKY PIMPLES UNDER CONTROL WITH THE MURAD RAPID RELIEF ACNE SPOT TREATMENT. MADE WITH SALICYLIC ACID, THIS MAXIMUM STRENGTH, INVISIBLE GEL REDUCES BLEMISH SIZE AND REDNESS WITHIN FOUR HOURS.
PURIFY YOUR SKIN
Pamper problematic skin with the purifying Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash, a nutrient-rich treatment that deeply cleanses pores while providing protection from environmental stressors. Made with potent fruit extracts and active plant cells, this foaming cleanser works to prevent sun damage while removing the buildup of impurities that can lead to breakouts.
Rejuvenate dull skin with the Aveda Botanical Kinetics Radiant Skin Refiner. Use this creamy, clay-based scrub twice weekly on the face, neck and décolleté to leave skin radiant and refined. Made with bamboo extract and energizing tourmaline, this dermatologist-tested treatment won’t clog your pores, which is good news for acne-prone skin, too.
PERK UP THOSE PEEPERS
Pulling all-nighters in the library can do a number on your eyes. Banish telltale puffiness, undereye bags and dark circles with Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift. This cooling cream-gel masque energizes the skin to increase skin luminosity, lift the eye area and help restore skin barrier integrity.
hot tip: APPLY DERMALOGICA STRESS POSITIVE EYE LIFT LIGHTLY OVER MAKEUP FOR EXTRA LUMINOSITY, OR USE IT AS AN IN-FLIGHT PICK-ME-UP FOR TIRED EYES.