Back To School Skincare Routine

A new semester is about to begin. If you want to start afresh, this is the perfect opportunity to do so, whether you want to do better with your grades, health, fitness, or skincare. Give your skincare routine an overhaul with our guide on how to maintain an A+ complexion throughout the school year.

The Basics Of An Effective Skincare Routine

As with everything else, you need to learn how to master the basics of skincare. Build up your routine by taking care of the essentials first.

Step 1: Pre-Cleanse

 Back To School Skincare Routine

This is an essential step that you want to turn into a habit at the end of the day, especially if you wear makeup. The goal is to get rid of superficial traces of dirt and makeup that your water-based cleanser won’t be able to eliminate completely. This step also targets hard-to-remove products such as sunscreen and waterproof mascara.

A cleansing balm, oil, or micellar water can help break down oil-based makeup, sweat-proof SPF, and excess sebum. Getting rid of all the sweat, dust, makeup, and all impurities that sit on top of your skin first enhances the deep cleansing features of your cleanser, which brings us to the next step.

Step 2: Cleanse

 Back To School Skincare Routine

Cleansing should be done twice daily. You can skip the cleansing oils and balms in the morning but choose a nice and gentle cleanser to use before you start the day. This is important if you want to apply several skincare products before you head out. Starting with a clean base makes it easier for the ingredients of other products to seep better through your skin. Even as you sleep, your skin can still produce oil and sweat. Dust from your pillows or the surroundings can also accumulate on top of your skin through the night. Failing to use a cleanser in the morning won’t necessarily damage your skin, but if you don’t wash it before piling on makeup and sunscreen, it may lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Therefore, cleansing should be a non-negotiable step in the morning and at night if your goal is to get healthy, clear skin.

More importantly, make sure to choose a cleanser that’s formulated for your skin type. If you have oily skin, try foam cleansers. If you have dry skin, hydrating gel cleansers will work better for you. If you have acne-prone skin, choose a cleanser that has antiseptic properties to keep breakouts at bay but is gentle enough to avoid skin irritations. One of the best choices would be TreeActiv’s Acne Eliminating Face Cleanser.

Step 3: Tone

 Back To School Skincare Routine


While it’s necessary, cleansing can disrupt your skin’s PH levels, which is why it is always good to follow up with a refreshing and hydrating toner to bring back the balance. There are lots of great toners available in the market. Choose one that does its job well and offers a few other benefits to help you get the most out of your buck. TreaActiv’s Balancing Herbal Toner is a great option if you are dealing with acne and inflammation. It’s also formulated with Witch Hazel, which does a great job at relieving dry, flaky skin while removing excess sebum.

Step 4: Treat And Moisturize

 Back To School Skincare Routine

Maintaining moisture and hydration is important for every organ in your body, especially your skin. To keep it glowing, make sure to apply moisturizer in the morning and at night after cleansing. As with everything else, choose one that is formulated for your skin type.

This is also the best part to insert specific treatments and additional nourishment to your skin. If you want to use brightening serums and other treatments, it is best to apply them before putting on your moisturizer as the moisturizer can act as a seal to ensure that your skin absorbs all those nutrients.

If you’re looking to get rid of pesky, lingering acne scars, try using either TreeActiv’s Acne Scar Cream or the Skin Brightening Serum. Both products can effectively even out your skin tone with regular use. You can also incorporate TreeActiv’s Dark Circle Treatment Eye Gel in this part of your routine to get rid of under eye circles.

Final Notes

This may seem like a lot, especially when piled on top of schoolwork, and there may be days when you feel tempted to push your skincare routine to the bottom of your priorities. While it’s not wrong to prioritize schoolwork, adapting a good skincare routine is a good habit to develop. Improving your complexion enhances your self-esteem and adhering to a personal care regimen helps develop a sense of discipline. Imagine having to go through your skincare regimen when you’re super tired after a long day. But once you build a solid routine, creating a balance between school and self-care becomes easier.

Have fun and enjoy the semester!



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