How to Get Clear Skin for Summer

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The end of the semester means studying for finals, finishing up projects and, of course, lots of stress. I personally get bad breakouts due to stress but I’ve come up with a weekly skin care routine that works well with reducing my breakouts.

Wash your face at least once a day

The only New Year's resolution that I’ve actually managed to stick with is taking better care of my skin, which means washing it at least once a day, if not twice. I’ve been using Walmart’s Equate Beauty Three Step Acne Treatment for a few months now and I have absolutely seen results! This system has the same active ingredients as Proactiv, but at a reduced price and works just as well!

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Exfoliate 1-2 times a week

I recently discovered the benefits of exfoliating after I got the ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment from Kate Somerville in my Winter 2017 FabFitFun box. This product is a bit pricey but it works well. I typically use this product about once a week when I am in the shower and leave it on for about 2 minutes then follow up with a moisturizer after getting out of the shower.

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Use a spot treatment on problem pimples

Whenever I get a larger, more painful breakout I use Neutrogena "On-the-Spot" acne treatment. I like this product because it quickly reduces the size and redness of breakouts without drying my skin. It’s also noncomedogenic so it won’t clog pores.

Use a face mask 2-3 times a week

I am a HUGE believer in face masks and try to use them about two or three times a week. My personal favorite clay mask at the moment is Freeman's Dead Sea Mineral mask because it helps unclog my pores and it great for all skin types. If you prefer sheet masks, I highly recommend any of the TONYMOLY "I'm Real" sheet masks.

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Toner

I started using Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel last summer after reading an article about all of its benefits and I’ve been using it ever since! It smells amazing, helps clear acne and moisturizes skin. It’s also alcohol free so it doesn’t dry your skin out! It’s only eleven dollars for a 12 oz. bottle, which is definitely worth it considering how long one bottle lasts.

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Micellar water

I’ve been using micellar water as a makeup remover for quite some time now and I don’t plan on ever going back. I like this product because it doesn’t require any harsh rubbing and quickly removes makeup and dirt from my skin. Garnier has a variety of micellar products from face washes to cleansers. I personally use the All-in-1 cleansing water with the blue cap because it’s meant for waterproof mascara.

Moisturizer

Many of these products can dry out your skin, especially within the first few weeks of trying them. Even if you have oily skin you should still use a moisturizer. Moisturizers help improve skin's hydration and has nothing to do with making the skin look greasy. In my spring FabFitFun box, I got Murad's "skin perfecting" lotion and I absolutely love it! Normally, I would not have thought to go out and buy this product because it’s a bit pricey, but it is definitely the best moisturizer I have tried for my acne prone skin and I will probably buy it again.

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Good luck with your finals! Remember to take a few minutes out of your day to practice self care and take care of your skin!

 

Hello! My name is Amanda Snead and I am a freshman at George Mason University! My major is communications with a concentration in journalism. I am from Standardsville, Virginia but I am living on campus in Fairfax for school. In my free time I love to travel, write and do photography. I am so excited to be a writer for Her Campus this year and I hope you enjoy my work! 

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