Summer is coming to an end, and with that comes packing up your belongings and moving (back) into your college dorm. Unfortunately, your college bathroom is likely not as convenient as your bathroom at home, especially if you're sharing it with your entire floor. Luckily, you can still maintain a good skin care routine. Of course, between dragging yourself out of bed for early morning classes and perfecting your makeup look to go out, you may think you just don’t have the time. But that's where you're wrong! We’re here to break down easy and quick college skin care steps using all the skin care essentials you’ll need.
STEP #1: WASH YOUR FACE WITH A FACIAL CLEANSER
Let’s be honest—getting up for an 8 a.m. class (or any morning class) is never going to be painless. Whether you’re up all night at a party or cramming for your biology exam, lack of sleep is pretty much a fact of college. However, using a facial cleanser will not only help keep your skin clean and healthy, but it’ll also help you wake up in the morning. The L’Oréal Paris PureClay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser is a facial cleanser and an exfoliator in one! This double-duty cleanser will allow you to skip a step saving you time as you rush to get ready for class. Formulated with 3 pure clays and red algae, the cleanser will help unclog and minimize your pores while leaving your skin smooth and healthy-looking.
Prefer a chemical exfoliator? In that case, the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads will be your best friend. These peel pads will gently exfoliate dead skin cells so you’re left with brighter, smoother skin with the use of one small pad.
STEP #2: APPLY A MOISTURIZER
Now that your face is clean and free of any traces of impurities, you want to hydrate your skin. You should use a facial moisturizer in the morning and at night to keep your skin smooth and moisturized. The L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Illuminator Tinted All-In-1 Moisturizer SPF 20 will not only give your skin all day hydration, but also even out and illuminate your skin tone. Plus, the moisturizer has SPF 20 to help keep your skin protected from the sun’s rays.
STEP #3: INVEST IN AN EYE CREAM
You may think you’re too young to need an eye cream—but now is actually the perfect time to start using one. The L’Oréal Paris Eye Defense eye cream will defend your eye area of any signs of aging. Even better, this eye cream will reduce any puffiness and dark circles you may have from staying up all night.
STEP #4: DE-STRESS WITH A FACE MASK
When midterms and finals come around or your classes are simply stressing you out, applying a face mask is a great way to allow yourself to relax while also taking care of your skin. The L’Oréal Paris PureClay Clear & Comfort Face Mask only needs to be left on for 10 minutes twice a week for the best results, making it super convenient if you’re on a time-crunch in-between classes. Formulated with 3 pure clays and seaweed, this mask visibly reduces imperfections while comforting stressed skin.
STEP #5: DON’T SKIP THE MAKEUP WIPES
After a night out, we understand that you’re probably ready to pass out as soon as you get back to your dorm, makeup and all. But don’t do it! Leaving your makeup on when you sleep is bad for your skin. Buy yourself makeup remover wipes so you can easily and quickly take your makeup off before hopping into bed. The L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes are ultra-soft towelettes that will gently and effectively remove all traces of makeup, including long wear products and mascara. Their alcohol-free formula won’t dry out your skin.
If you enjoyed reading about this college skin care routine and are ready to take your skin care regimen to the next level, check out our article, How to Create a Skin Care Routine for Your Body.