Whether you’re returning as an upper classmen or just starting out your freshmen year, when you go to college your environment changes. What you put in your body and the actual air and water around you is completely different than what you are used to. The slightest difference in your living situation can wreak havoc on your skin. Your once beautiful, acne free face can all of a sudden become riddled with pimples and blemishes for no apparent reason. Trust me I have lived this first handedly and it can be one of the most frustrating things in the world. We’ve highlighted a few, great products, based on a student’s budget to get you through those uncomfortable college face dilemmas that you literally could be facing (pun intended).
Murad Skin Care: At only $29.99 for an entire month’s supply of this Acne Complex Introductory Kit, your skin will thank you for the investment. The kit includes a clarifying mask, clarifying cleanser, exfoliating acne treatment gel, skin perfecting lotion and an acne spot treatment. Users of this product rated it a 4.6 out of 5, which should speak volumes on their results. Even if you don’t experience acne, starting a regimen like this is never a bad idea to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.
Tanda Zap!: Something a little different than what a college student may be used to. Tanda Zap is a pocket sized tool designed to clear acne blemishes. You can carry this anywhere and everywhere you go for when you feel that little guy starting to poke up through your skin and stop him in his tracks! The tool uses a powerful blue light to destroy acne causing bacteria while subtle vibration and gentle warming help to open pores so bacteria is exposed to the zit-zapping light. Originally $49, you save 10% using this deal from [sr].
Burt’s Bees: The natural route. If you’re like me and jumping on the all-natural bandwagon, Burt’s Bees is the way to go. Some may be as surprised as I was to learn that they make more than just lip balm, but let me tell you I was ecstatic to learn this. I have been using their acne products for over a year and I can tell you, I am extremely happy with the results. They have a variety of different products that aim to help all skin types in a natural, non-abrasive, non-chemically derived way. From sensitive skin lotions to cleansers and masks, you will never feel better about using a product. Even better, Burt’s now makes facial cleansing wipes which are ESSENTIAL for college after a long night out and you just can’t bring yourself to make the trek to the bathroom to wash your caked-on makeup off your face. With [sr] you get a free classic keepsake tin with 4 bees wax lip balms with $20 purchase. Be sure to use promo code BBSCHOOL at check out!
There are many things you can do to ensure you’re taking care of your skin. Starting and more importantly STICKING with a skin care regimen that includes washing, toning and moisturizing is key to any skin success you are looking for. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day and taking a Vitamin B complex will also help from the inside, while you do work on the outside. There are many things you don’t have control over in college, but your skin doesn’t have to be one of them. Do your research and experiment with what works best for your individual skin type. If you’ve tried everything, do not hesitate to see your dermatologist, there could be something else lingering under your skin causing these little pests.