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With the school year drawing near, there's an excitement in the air for a fresh start; even for those of us who won't be heading back to class. While the Fall and beginning of a new school year brings a familiar and welcome routine, there's one thing that gets put on the back burner by most... I'm talking about personal skin care. With loads of homework that are sure to pile up, balancing work and a busy schedule, and trying to keep up with a social life, who wants to do anything but climb right into a warm, comfy bed at the end of the day and fall fast asleep? As tempting as that might be, cleansing your face is something you should be doing every night (boy or girl), before bed, no matter how tired you are.
After being out in the elements all day- eating, unconsciously touching your face, applying makeup, and sweating (even if you don't notice), your face needs to be cleaned! Evening skin care routines are often overlooked, which is a shame, because it is one of the most important steps in your nightly checklist. When we go throughout our day, our skin produces oil to keep us moisturized, if we exert ourselves- we sweat which can leave a salty residue, we walk through cities and grimy air, we scratch our face with dirty hands, and who knows what else. Add in makeup and you're just asking for a breakout. When we don't wash our face at the end of the day, the bacteria and grime continues to sit on our skin, dirtying our pillow, and being pressed into our pores while we sleep.
I know that the thought of one more step before bed can seem overwhelming, so here are some steps you can take, using Neutrogena products from Target, to make washing your face a breeze-
If you wear makeup, start by wiping it all off with the Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes. I use these every night (if I'm wearing makeup) and it makes the rest of my routine move so much faster. Just gently wipe any makeup or products off with one wipe and toss it.
Rinse your face and pat dry.
Next, give your skin a deep yet moisturizing cleanse with the Neutrogena Ultra-Light Cleansing Oil. Simply pump a couple drops into your hands, then apply to your face in a circular motion. Massage it into your skin, being sure to get a deep clean. Oil is a great option for breaking down grime and grit that has built up on your skin throughout the day. Plus, cleansing with oil will actually help improve and control your skin's oil production; as oil dissolves oil.
Rinse your face and pat dry.
To finish, be sure to apply a great moisturizer like Neutrogena's Oil-Free moisturizer for sensitive skin. Remember to apply it on your neck, as well, in light- upward movements.
Following these simple steps will help to keep you in control of your skin's health. You're sure to notice a vast improvement in your skin and also in your self- confidence. Proper skin care is just as important as any other step in your hygiene routine.
You can find all of these Neutrogena products (buy three, get one free facial care; valid through 9/12/15) at your local Target. Don't forget your cartwheel deal for Neutrogena Cosmetics 6/26- 8/29 for 10% off.
Now that I've made your night time skin care routine a cinch, are you going to make it a habit?