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After a long and relaxing summer, it’s time to get back into the swing of things — morning routines, school pick-up schedules and all. This back-to-school season, whether your kids are heading back into the classroom or you’re getting back on campus, it’s important to have a proper skin care routine established so you can face every day with a fresh, radiant glow.

Let’s start with the basics and work our way up:

First: Cleanser

Accumulation of dirt and debris as well as leftover makeup residue can clog your pores and lead to skin issues like acne and rough texture. Start your morning and night routines with a gentle cleanser to keep your skin free of daily build-up without stripping it of its protective oils.
Product Recommendation: SkinMedica® Facial Cleanser
This foaming, soap-free facial cleanser gently purges dirt, makeup and environmental pollutants from the skin as it hydrates and refreshes.

Then: Moisturizer

Moisturizers play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin by locking in and retaining moisture, acting as a protective barrier against environmental elements and preventing dryness and flaking. Depending on your skin type and the climate you live in, you may require a thicker cream over a light-weight moisturizer as we transition into the fall season.
Product Recommendation:SkinMedica HA⁵® Rejuvenating Hydrator
This powerful hydrator supports the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid. It instantly smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, provides immediate hydration and improves skin texture and roughness.

Last: Sunscreen

Sun damage can appear in all sorts of forms, including redness, rough patches, sunspots and even skin cancer — which is why daily sun protection is so important all year-round. Your best defense against harmful ultraviolet radiation is a physical, broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Product Recommendation: SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34
This revolutionary superscreen goes beyond UVA/UVB protection to defend against harmful infrared rays that contribute to lines, wrinkles and other damage while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself.

If you’re up for it, you can elevate your skin care game by adding a few more steps to your regimen:
Brightener: Even & Correct Advanced Brightening Treatment
Serum: LUMIVIE® Day Damage Defense Serum & Night Revitalize Repair Complex
Eye Cream: TNS Eye Repair®
Lip Care: HA⁵ Smooth and Plump Lip System

Take on this school year with confident, radiant skin! Discover our full selection of medical-grade skin care products at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa by calling (505) 821-9630 or requesting a consultation online.