In a just a few weeks school will start to reopen (at least in some parts of the world). This means a new routine is required since your schedule will be busy with after school activities like sports, band, and extracurriculars. It can be challenging to think about you skin with such a hectic schedule so we're taking care of that today by creating a simple back to school, natural skin care checklist that will be easy for you to incorporate every day. After you worked ALL summer to get clear skin, the last thing you want to do is show up the first week of school with a breakout!
1. Add restorative products to your skincare routine
We're guessing you probably got a good dose or sometimes too much of that good old sunshine during the summer months. After spending all summer in the sun, it is important to rejuvenate any sun-damaged skin with products that have nourishing ingredients.
We recommend Pure Fiji's Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque to help restore your skin's radiance and remove impurities with this highly effective papaya fruit enzyme masque. Papaya is combined with Fresh Garden Cress Sprout extract to brighten, even skin tone, fade the appearance of age spots and skin discoloration. This multitasking masque will purify, resurface and rejuvenate skin leaving you with a healthy glow. It's also excellent for reducing inflammation and balancing dry sensitive skin (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis).
The beautiful thing about masks is that you can still do your homework while you have your mask on! So the only time you need to get your hands wet is when you need to rinse it off.
2. Don't store away that SPF
Even though you are inside school most of the day it's still vital that you apply sunscreen every morning. Hey you never know when your gym teacher will tell you that your lessons will be outdoors you so you need to be prepared.
3. Eat right
Junk food or eating bad food in general is a BIG acne trigger, and with busier schedules it's easy to just cruise through a fast food joint for a quick meal. For those quick meals, ask for no cheese, grilled chicken instead of fried chicken, or a salad instead of fries.
4. Exfoliate your skin with a chemical or acid exfoliator
Don't kid yourself. Being outside means you've exposed your skin to more dirt, sweat and pollution. When they build up in your pores, so it's important to keep your pores clean and clear with ingredients boosted with papaya and pineapple enzymes like Pure Fiji's Exfoliating Scrub.
This formula's naturally effective complex of ingredients delivers a bevy of benefits. A gentle yet thorough manual exfoliant cleanses the skin without stripping the skin. This scrub gently loosens and dislodges dead skin cells and impurities while helping to even out and brighten skin tone. New skin is immediately hydrated and protected with Pure Fiji's blend of exotic drift nut oils.
5. Follow a morning and evening skincare routine
Transitioning from summer to the school year is usually a little hectic in the first week or two. Remember you've had all that free time in the summer months and now you're forced to follow a schedule. That's a good thing right? So, here's the thing if you to avoid a breakout, commit to your morning and evening routine to help keep your acne away.
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6. Get sleep
You might have gotten away with fewer breakouts in the summer because without school you were getting more sleep plus you had the time to dedicate to their skincare routine and treatments. But that doesn't mean you can stop now and think that will carry you through the next few months.
But with school ramping back up, it is important to stick to get the sleep you need. Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most teens do not get enough sleep ó one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8 ½ hours on school nights.
7. Get a professional spa facial
Most teenagers experience clogged pores, breakouts, and acne because adolescent skin generally produces more oil than mature skin. Some of those clogged pores can lead to stubborn blackheads and whiteheads which can be impossible to remove. That is why having an esthetician that can safely do extractions to remove your blackheads is beneficial. Never attempt to extract your own blackheads since tearing the skin could lead to acne scars.
8. Shop from trustworthy brands
Pure Fiji products represent the lifestyle in the Pacific. Pristine environment, a bounty of fresh and natural ingredients, and traditions that have been in place for centuries - all utilized in a healthy way of living that is integrated in our culture. We would feel it impossible to maintain the enthusiasm we have for our product range, were we not convinced and assured that our product was of good quality.... but more than that - something special. Pure Fiji is a unique product line bringing a timeless secret of well- being and health to our customers.
Hope everyone has a great first week of school, and reach out to us at with any questions or concerns!