It’s that time of the year again – the weather is starting to cool down, the days are getting shorter, and everybody is heading back to school! After months of summer fun and fresh tan lines, we all want to look and feel our best, whether you’re dropping off your kids at school, attending a PTA meeting, leading a fundraiser, or you’re the one walking through the hallways trying to find your locker combination. Young, older, and everything in between, everybody deserves to put their best face forward in this back to school season.
In order to help you achieve your most glowing and flawless back to school skin that will make a lasting impression, we’ve put together an easy, 4-step system!
Step 1. Cleanse Gently (twice daily)
The first, most basic step for achieving a natural, healthy glow is to ensure that your skin is cleansed gently and twice per day (recommended morning & night). Cleansing not only removes dirt and bacteria that may have landed on the skin through sleep or throughout the day, but it also helps to properly prepare the skin for benefits of subsequently used moisturizer and/or products. It is important that the cleanser you use, especially for those with sensitive skin or those suffering from acne, be as simple, natural, and gentle as possible, while still being effective. We recommend using Apriori Beauty’s ProDermalin®* Gentle Cleanser.
Simple, yet complex skincare for sensitive skin and basic needs. ProDermalin®* Gentle Cleanser is a non-irritating, daily cleanser that also calms skin while gently cleansing, soothing, and protecting with its silky lather. Protecting skin from irritation and inflammation is key for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. Every inflammatory response damages skin at the cellular level and causes aging. From UV exposure, sun and wind burn, to topical sensitivities and acne, all inflammatory reactions create a variety of adverse and damaging responses on the skin’s surface and below.
Step 2. Moisturize & Calm (twice daily)
The second step for nurturing healthy, back to school worthy skin is to moisturize with both hydrating and calming ingredients twice per day (recommended morning and night after cleansing). This not only ensures that the natural moisture lost through sleep or throughout the day is restored, but also helps to soothe and diminish any irritation. For this, we recommend using Apriori Beauty’s ProDermalin®* Calming Moisture.
Simple, yet complex skincare for sensitive skin and basic needs. ProDermalin®* Calming Moisture is a non-irritating, daily moisturizer that also calms skin while hydrating, protecting and strengthening. Moisturizes plus soothes, protects and reduces reactions. Protecting skin from irritation and inflammation is key for maintaining healthy, youthful skin.
*Apriori Beauty’s ProDermalin® skincare line is unique in that it addresses sensitive skin and basic skincare needs with pure, ultra-mild formulations and powerful botanicals to proactively influence healthier skin. Each product includes a patent-pending blend of botanicals designed and optimized to reduce skin reactivity and inflammation. Botanicals also soothe and provide antioxidant protection to proactively build stronger, healthier skin.
Step 3. Detoxify (twice weekly)
The third step for glowing skin involves going a little deeper into the pores of your skin to pull out and detoxify any irritants or bacteria. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is in constant contact with and exposed to environmental elements. Over time, pores can become filled with pollutants and dirt that regular cleansing can’t reach, causing blemishes, dullness and other skin ailments. In order to prevent damaging or blemish causing build-up, we recommend treating your skin to the ultimate cleanse twice per week (recommended to be done between your regular cleanse and moisturize regimen) with Celloxylin® Pure Detox Purifying Masque.
Cleanse, exfoliate, detoxify and pull out impurities with this potent combination of pumice, cleansing clays, nourishing and protecting Nutrient Reservoir™ ingredients, soothing botanicals and the Enviro-Extract™ blend, which removes and guards against exposure to the elements. Skin appearance is immediately improved, refreshed and luminous.
Exfoliates & Purifies — Skin cell turnover slows with age resulting in dull, rough looking skin, and clogged pores. Pure Detox exfoliates plus purifies by pulling out pollutants from the skin.
3 Types of Clay — Kaolin, Bentonite and exotic, French Montmorillonite clays rejuvenate skin with their high mineral content, while exfoliating, stimulating blood circulation, and removing debris from pores, resulting in a smooth, healthy glow!
Enviro-Extract™ blend — this active ingredient blend helps to remove additional heavy metals the skin is exposed to from the environment. It helps to chelate (attach to) heavy metals, remove toxins from the skin, and aids the skin in guarding against future oxidative environmental exposure.
Step 4. Peel (once weekly)
The final step for putting the finishing touches on your beautiful skin, and standing out amongst the back to school crowds, calls for pharmaceutical grade exfoliation. Lucky for you, we’ve found a pharmaceutical grade skincare treatment that is incredibly effective without a prescription. No needles or knives, just an advanced, innovative product that replaces expensive medical procedures and in-office treatments – Apriori Beauty’s Celloxylin MD 20EX Acid Peel!
Don’t let the word “acid” scare you… it’s safe! Salicylic acid, one of the beneficial acids in the 20EX Acid Peel complex, is all natural and nontoxic. It is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) found naturally in the bark of willow trees. BHAs are organic acids similar to alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) and are commonly used in skincare preparations to treat the signs of aging, acne, and psoriasis through chemical exfoliation. Unlike AHAs, BHAs are lipid rather than water soluble, allowing them to penetrate the skin through follicles and aid exfoliation within pores. This property makes BHAs particularly useful in the treatment of oily skin, or those suffering from clogged pores and acne. In addition, BHAs have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and are known to help improve skin barrier function, increase skin thickness, and promote collagen synthesis. In Celloxylin MD 20EX Acid Peel, Apriori Beauty uses a unique form of encapsulated salycilic acid that is a first in the beauty industry! Encapsulation allows for both effective delivery of high levels of salicylic acid, and continued release throughout the day, allowing for prolonged smoothing and calming effects.
This proprietary complex is clinically-proven to improve skin’s appearance and texture and to reduce the signs of environmental aging, including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and scarring. Soothing and calming ingredients help make this peel safe and effective, without long-term irritation. A natural alternative to professional treatments, this fast-acting peel provides immediate, visible results in the comfort of your own home. A fantastic alternative to professional treatments, skin is visibly transformed in the comfort of your own home!
For more ideas on ways to exfoliate your skin, visit our “Should I Scrub, Peel, or Mask?” blog post.
All in all, it really only takes a few simple and easy steps to reveal flawless, glowing skin on the first day back to school. No more embarrassing yearbook pictures or hooded runs into school hiding from other parents! Let Apriori Beauty’s clinically proven skincare products take your face to the next level and leave everybody at school wondering what miracle procedure you had done over the summer. Shhhhh, we’ll keep your secret for you!