Graduating this year? Congratulations! In addition to practicing your walk across the stage to get your diploma, put a consistent skin care routine together to ensure your complexion is clear come graduation day. Find out how to get clear skin in time for this big milestone in your life.
Get Your Beauty Sleep!
After all the sleepless nights you may have had studying for tests and finishing up papers, it’s time to make sure you get enough rest so that you’re fresh-faced on graduation day. Your skin renews itself while you sleep, which is why it’s essential to make sure you’re catching enough Zzz’s. Before bed, remove your makeup, as sleeping in your makeup can lead to clogged pores—and clogged pores can cause breakouts. Use a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush to get rid of all the dirt, makeup, and impurities sitting on the surface of your skin. Using a facial cleansing brush is more effective than makeup wipes, and will actually save you money in the long run!
Exfoliate a Few Times a Week
In the lead up to graduation, add a face scrub to your weekly skin care routine. Exfoliating removes dulling dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, so it’s a great way to brighten the look of your complexion. Choose a face scrub that targets your specific skin care concerns—whether that’s clogged pores, dry skin, or dullness. Just remember to be gentle—massage the face scrub in before rinsing it off thoroughly.
Pamper Yourself with a Face Mask
You don’t have to head to the spa to treat your skin to something nice. The night before graduation, use a face mask to get your skin looking its best for all those photos your friends and family are sure to take. If your T-zone is oily but your cheeks are dry, multi-mask with a couple of different face masks. Then, remove the face masks with a Clarisonic facial cleansing brush.
Spot Treat Acne
Has a blemish popped up on your face in the days leading up to graduation? Help clear it up by dabbing on a thin layer of spot treatment nightly. Look for one that is formulated with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, two ingredients that are known for their acne-fighting properties. Benzoyl peroxide can be very drying, so only use a little bit of spot treatment to cover your zit.
Hydrate with H20 and Moisturizer
One of the best things you can do for your skin is drink enough water—but you can also hydrate by applying moisturizer morning and night. Bring a refillable water bottle with you to class so that you can drink H20 on the go. As far as moisturizer goes, look for one that’s formulated for your skin type. If you have oily skin, a lightweight water-based moisturizer could be ideal, while if you have dry skin, a richer, radiance-boosting moisturizer could be a better option.
There you have it: Five easy tips for clearer skin. That being said, if you took care of your skin as diligently as you could and still woke up with a zit the morning of graduation, you can hide it. Cover it up with liquid or cream foundation, using a Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Makeup Brush to seamlessly blend in your makeup and cover your pimple. Happy graduation!