I started really taking care of my skin in high school. I have a skincare routine that I try to stick to, which includes getting a facial every six months or so. The new school year will forever signal the start of a new year (even though I’ve been out of school for a while), so it’s the perfect time to get into good habits! There are a few things you can do to make sure you’re putting your best face forward.
1. Take off your makeup
I get it, you get home late and you’re exhausted, and the last thing you want to do is be super responsible and take off your makeup. It only takes about 30 seconds! There are two products I reach for when I need to take my makeup off: Neutrogena’s ultra light cleansing oil or makeup remover wipes if I’m traveling.
2. Change your habits
Don’t touch your face! I’m guilty, too, of wanting to lean on my hands during the day, but think about all the germs that you could be moving from your keyboard to your chin… yuck. Keep your hands away from your face, and make sure you’re regularly cleaning your keyboard, mouse, and cell phone with alcohol wipes. (Just trust me, and don’t go googling how dirty those surfaces actually are. It’s kind of terrifying.)
I have really sensitive skin (as in, I’m allergic to #allofthethings). I start my day with Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Moisture – Sensitive Skin on a daily basis (and sometimes before I go to bed, too). It’s a lightweight moisturizer that doesn’t bother my face at all.
During the summer months, I love the tinted moisturizer with SPF for an added bit of color instead of using bronzer. (To be honest, I wear SPF on my face year-round thanks to Neutrogena including it in many of its moisturizers, which are always well-stocked in my medicine cabinet.)
I stock up on my basics when I go to Target where I use my Red Card – every purchase gets 5% off, which helps with the whole “I can’t go to Target and just walk out with what I needed” thing. (Does anyone else walk in for two items and leave at least $50 over what you intended to spend?) Seriously, Target, stop being so great.
There are some good deals going on right now, just in time to stock up to go back to school. (And if you’re stocking up to go back to college, I’m really jealous.) Get buy three, get one free on Neutrogena facial care until 9/12 at Target. If you use Cartwheel, they have a 10% off Neutrogena cosmetics deal available until 8/29! I found all of my favorite products at the end of one of the aisles, which made it that much easier to keep filling up that basket.