Need-to-know skin care prep…for back to school beautiful skin
A beautiful skin care routine…in a few simple steps
Getting back into the swing of school after the long summer break can be hard no matter how much you love to learn. The holidays are all about fun and overindulgence, you’ve probably been going to bed a little later…meaning your morning routine has probably been starting a little later too.
Twice a day cleansing, once a week exfoliation is all you need to take care of teen skin… and Santé is the simple skin care secret that will fit a back to school daily routine perfectly.
Obviously, mornings should be minimal fuss, that’s a given, but cleansing is essential for healthy skin and is especially important for acne-prone skin, helping remove excess oil and impurities from the skin’s pores to prevent bacteria and inflammation.
An evening skin care routine is as equally important, removing makeup and impurities to allow your skin to breathe and regenerate overnight.
Getting into the habit of a caring skin care routine and giving your skin a little TLC before you catch up on your beauty sleep is so beneficial for your skin in the long run. Simple, but effective, Santé fibre skin care range works perfectly to reach deeply into pores, and needing nothing but water keeps teen skin balanced, preventing the overproduction of oil that can occur with chemical cleansers.
To see how simple a Santé skin care routine can be, we've got your skin care routine explained, plus helpful skin care hints to help keep skin clean and clear.
Simply wet the Santé Face Glove under running water, ring out excess moisture.
Cleanse the skin in a soft circular motion, over your face and neck.
The Santé Face Glove is perfect for a morning skin care routine, it’s quick and super simple to use. The Santé fibres lift impurities and dead skin cells that can block pores from the skin’s surface. In less than 60 seconds your complexion will be clean and clear, and because you’ve used nothing but the skin-loving benefits of water, your skin will feel comfortable too.
Cleansing before bed, after a long day is therapeutic…but it’s also a must for maintaining healthy skin, especially if you wear makeup during the day. Santé allows you to cleanse, exfoliate and even remove makeup using water and nothing else, no chemicals, no wipes, no microbeads – for gentle skin care and entirely clean skin. Exfoliating once-a-week helps skin look and feel healthy, by buffing away dry, dead skin cells and promoting new cell growth – revealing a bright and beautiful complexion.
STEP 1 – MAKEUP REMOVAL
Simply wet a Santé Makeup Remover disc under running water and use in a soft circular motion to remove makeup from the skin’s surface
STEP 2 - CLEANSE
To invigorate the skin and remove any other traces of dirt or impurities of the skin surface, wet the Santé Face Glove and gently cleanse the skin’s surface
STEP 3 (once-a-week) EXFOLIATE
Wet your Santé Exfoliator disc, work over the skin (after cleansing) in a soft circular motion
That’s it, your morning and evening skin care routines covered, and the great thing about Santé is, the fibre skin care products are reusable and last up to 3 years, so they will last you this school year…right through to the next.
There are other simple steps you can take for clean and clear skin this new school year, we’ve put together a few of our favourite helpful skin care tips.
WASH YOUR PILLOW CASE REGULARLY
We shed almost a million skin cells every single day, even while we are sleeping. Changing your pillowcases regularly means that you’ll be removing dead skin cells and any moisturisers or lotions that transfer on to your pillow, helping prevent bacteria growth and keep your skin clean.
CLEAN YOUR PHONE
We tend to take our phones everywhere. Combine countless services with varying levels of cleanliness with the fact that your phone is generally warm – and you’ve got the perfect conditions for bacteria to grow, which we then transfer to our face when we use our phones. Try keeping your phone clean, Spec and Screen Clean fibre cloths clean your phone effectively while giving your screen a streak-free finish.
AVOID TOUCHING YOUR SKIN
If you do suffer from acne, touching your face can really exacerbate the problem as you’re transferring bacteria and impurities from your hands to broken skin. Make sure you maintain your twice a day cleansing routine, keep your nails short and wash your hands frequently, but making a conscious effort to avoid touching your skin will definitely help.
KEEP YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES CLEAN
Makeup brushes build up with old makeup, bacteria, dead skin cells and oil pretty quickly, so it’s important to make sure you clean your brushes regularly. Using the Santé fibres is a great way to remove and trap makeup from your brushes, simply wet the fibre and move the brushes across the fibres. You’ll be able to see the makeup lifting away, then simply wash your Santé fibre before next use.
MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
Beauty sleep is a real thing, when you’re sleep deprived your body naturally increases your cortisol levels which can lead to inflammation and acne breakouts1. Not getting enough sleep can also result in poor water balance that can lead to puffy eyes and dry skin1.
Your teens can be a stressful time, especially when exam time rolls around…but stress, like sleep deprivation, causes your body to produce cortisol which can cause inflammation, break-outs and the breakdown of collagen.
GOOD SKIN COMES FROM WITHIN
Eating right and getting your essential vitamins and minerals plays a huge part in our health and skin’s wellness. Make sure you’re eating skin-loving fruits and vegetables every day and you maintain your water intake - hydration is key for radiant skin!