Back-to-school can be an extremely busy transition for students, school staff, and moms. Many have had more time for and a more relaxed beauty routine throughout the summer. As school begins, you might need a quick morning beauty routine that will make you look great and take care of your skin. These tips can help back-to-schoolers achieve a long-lasting professional or trendy look!
Don't Cake It On
It's tempting to layer thick foundation on your face when you know you'll be out all day long at school, practice, or car pooling. However, using thick layers of foundation to cover acne, age spots, and other imperfections all day long will only clog pores and could even make your skin worse. If you have fairly good skin, try using a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream instead. Concealer could be used to cover any scarring, acne spots, and other areas of concern. If you're into organic makeup, Physician's Formula has a great organic BB Cream!
Make It Last
Instead of caking the thick foundation on your face, use a primer and setting powder or spray to increase the longevity of your makeup. Added bonus-the right primer and setting products can help minimize shine as well! Primer and setting products can take mere seconds to place on your face, making this a smart and simple step to add to your morning routine.
Many women have oily or combination skin, making the need to control shine throughout the day a must. As mentioned above, using a good primer and setting products can help prevent shine, however oily skin can be inevitable as the day goes on, especially for those in our teens. Blotting sheets can soak up the oil building up on your skin in a matter of seconds. They're affordable and can often be done without even using a mirror! To top it off ELF sells quality blotting sheets for $1!
When you're in a rush to make it to class on time or get the kids out the door, using one product for multiple purposes can save you a significant amount of time. If you're just getting started with makeup or need help with creativity in this area, reading beauty blogs, like StyleInGo's, and makeup reviews can provide ideas and inspiration. ELF's All Over Color Stick is a great multitasking product. It can be used as blush, lip color, bronzer, and/or highlighter. NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencils can be used for many purposes - eyelid primer, eyeshadow, and eyeliner (with the use of a brush) are just a few. Not to mention, they come in many colors too!
Getting up early, running the kids around, or staying up late to study can do a number on your skin, especially the under eye area. Lack of sleep and stress can make your skin look discolored, promote acne, and create dark circles under your eyes. Drinking plenty of water, investing in a quality face mask, and taking care of your under eye area are effective steps used to treat skin when sleep isn't an option. A tried and true under eye product is Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Rollerby Garnier.
Back-to-School can be a stressful and rushed time. Beauty routines don't have to take the back burner with these tips and tricks! And with your busier schedule during the school year, when you have a really special outing, simply book a professional at StyleInGo to a flawless look that lasts all day and night.