It’s the time of year students have been waiting for all summer, some since last year, it’s time to head off to college! College is the first time in life we can explore who we are and what things we like.
When I was in high school, my skincare routine consisted of a cheap facewash and whatever acne cream my dermatologist recommended. My acne had cleared up by the time I left for college, but my skin was still suffering. I had uneven skin tones, dry patches, and some minor breakouts. I realized I was on my own now, which meant I could take control of my skincare. Rather than just using whatever my mom picked up from a drugstore, I could do my own research and make the best decisions for my skin.
I began to look in-depth about skin issues surrounding people my age and the best products to prevent/treat them. While I was used to having extraordinarily oily and acne-prone skin, that was no longer the case. So I was using products on myself that weren’t even necessary. My skin now needed more moisture, SPF protection, and less intense acne treatments for the occasional breakout.We all have our own struggles within our skin, so it is essential to do your own research and find what will work best for you. Luckily, askderm carries a plethora of products for all skin types! Until then, here is the list for my Top 5 College Skincare Essentials!
Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment is my absolute holy grail item! It is so affordable AND effective. Perfect for combating the occasional breakout.
DCL Super Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50 is essential! Daily SPF is always important, but especially when you spend all day walking outside to get to class.
Keyano Ultra Lift Eye Serum is the perfect solution for dark under eye circles after cramming for exams. The under eye area is one of the most delicate areas of my face, so choosing products with natural ingredients is important to me.
Woohoo! Body All Natural Deodorant in Mellow is a game changer! As someone who has been burned by many deodorants agitating my sensitive skin, I have found the golden one. Works perfect for long days outside tailgating!
- NION BEAUTY Opus Elite turns washing your face in the communal bathroom into a spa experience! Just because you live in a dorm does not mean you shouldn’t get to pamper yourself.
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