Back-to-school season is upon us. While you might be experiencing some summertime sadness as the end nears, it is important to use the final few weeks of the season to gear up for a new school year.
Although you may be busy shopping for school supplies and picking out the perfect outfit for the first day back, it's equally important to focus on taking care of your family’s skin. A proper skincare routine not only enhances your appearance but also boosts your confidence as you and your little ones face the challenges of the school year.
Let’s explore some of the essential tips and tricks to help you and the younger generation achieve healthy skin as we head back to school.
Assess Your Skin
Who says the New Year is the only time to make fresh resolutions? The back-to-school season is the perfect time to start “fresh” and create new skincare goals. Take some time to find out what has been working well—and what hasn’t—in your skincare routine.
Water, Water, Water!
Remember: Hydration is crucial for healthy skin. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day not only keeps your body hydrated but also helps flush out toxins and keeps your skin plump and glowing. Quick tip: Let your children shop for a brand new reusable water bottle for school that they are so excited to use — which will help encourage them to make drinking water a habit!
Protect with SPF
Even if summer is over, don't forget to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. In fact, back-to-school might mean even more time outdoors with all the after-school activities. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every morning before leaving for school. There are even many kid-friendly sunscreens that won’t cause any pain or agitation for the little ones.
Don't Forget to Moisturize
Whether your skin is oily, dry, or combination, moisturizing is essential. A good moisturizer locks in hydration, prevents water loss, and keeps your skin soft and supple. Sweet Bee Magic is the perfect all-natural product for any skin type — so even the young ones can feel the magic of healthy skin too.
Get Enough ZZZs
We know this time of year is quite busy. However, prioritizing sleep is vital for overall health and well-being, and your skin benefits greatly from it too. Lack of sleep can lead to dull and tired-looking skin, dark circles, and breakouts. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to allow your skin to repair and regenerate.
Did Someone Say Meditate?
Whether it's the parents or the children, it's common to experience stress during the school year. However, chronic stress can trigger skin issues like acne and eczema. Practice and teach some stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to keep stress levels in check and promote healthy skin.
Don’t Touch Your Face!
Throughout the day, you touch numerous surfaces that may harbor bacteria and germs. Avoid touching your face frequently, as it can transfer dirt and oil, leading to breakouts. Be mindful of this habit and encourage your children to also practice not touching their face.
As you prepare to embark on a new school year, take some time to prioritize skin. In addition to the books and new clothes, skin products, like Sweet Bee Magic, are just as important to add to that back-to-school shopping list. Put your best face forward as you enter the classroom and conquer the year ahead with glowing, radiant skin!