6 tips to feel good about yourself on the first day of school

Back-to-school season is an opportunity to show off your unique qualities. Here are six beauty tips to help you feel good about yourself on the first day of school—and year-round!

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1. Give your face the care it needs

To look and feel your best, adopt a customized skin care routine for a healthy glow!

Here’s a quick, four-step regimen you can follow every day:

  1. Cleanse to remove makeup, impurities, and accumulated sebum. This prevents your pores from clogging and allows your skin to breathe.
  2. Apply a liquid or spray facial toner. This product’s targeted action responds to your skin’s specific needs, such as additional hydration or protection, for a glowing complexion.
  3. Apply a moisturizer that’s adapted to your skin type to prevent dryness, protect against environmental stressors, and stimulate cell regeneration.
  4. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply it to your face and neck every morning, without fail. After all, the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays, such as premature skin aging, are not exclusive to summer!

Once or twice a week, treat yourself to a gentle scrub or peel to remove dead skin cells. This will give you a brighter complexion and an epidermis that’s more receptive to care.

Product suggestions:

  • Sensibio make-up removing micellar solution by Bioderma. This soothing formula, enriched with cucumber extract, provides a deep, gentle cleanse while moisturizing your skin.
  • Minéral 89 daily booster by Vichy. This fortifying and plumping treatment hydrates your skin while strengthening its protective barrier against environmental stressors.
  • Anthelios ultra-fluid face sunscreen lotion FPS 50 by La Roche-Posay. Mattifying and non-greasy, this sunscreen is instantly absorbed by your skin. The perfect choice for busy mornings, and easy to stow in your school bag.
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2. Use treatment products as needed

Do you suffer from acne breakouts? Do you develop dark spots or fine lines in the summer? To treat these skin issues, consider incorporating specially formulated products into your beauty regimen.

Product suggestions:

  • Cleanance cleansing gel by Avène. In addition to cleansing, soothing, and mattifying your skin, this gentle gel has purifying properties and reduces sebum production. It’s a perfect choice for acne-prone skin.
  • Normaderm corrective anti-acne treatment by Vichy. This treatment not only brightens your complexion and provides 24-hour hydration, but also targets pimples, pigmentation spots, and enlarged pores.
  • BioLift 360 cream by Karine Joncas. Formulated with 99% natural ingredients, this cream is designed to firm your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
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3. Adopt a good body care routine

To feel your best from head to toe, it’s important to embrace body care as well:

  • After a shower or bath, apply a nourishing body lotion to keep your skin soft and supple. Massage onto damp skin for maximum hydration.
  • Exfoliate a few times per week with an exfoliating glove or body scrub.
  • Don’t neglect your hands and feet, as they’re the most used parts of your body. Opt for a daily targeted treatment to prevent dryness and cracking.

Product suggestions:

  • Pure organic argan oil by Zorah biocosmétiques. This must-have multifunctional oil can be used to moisturize your skin, nourish your hair, and strengthen your nails.
  • Restorative cream for hands and feet by Chanv. This hemp oil and shea butter cream revitalizes irritated skin in no time.
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4. Schedule relaxation time

Feeling good about yourself means giving yourself the right to relax and re-energize, especially during stressful times like back-to-school season.

In the days leading up to the start of term, be sure to do something calming and enjoyable: apply a face mask while listening to your favourite podcast, take a hot bath while diffusing essential oils, or treat yourself to an at-home manicure. Indulge in what you love and remember to make this a habit in the months to come!

Product suggestions:

  • True lavender essential oil by Lotus Aroma. Simply add a few drops of this essential oil to your diffuser, an odourless shower gel, or bath salts for a deeply relaxing experience.
  • Double glow peeling mask by Vichy. Formulated with vitamin C, alpha-hydroxy acids, and volcanic rock particles, this is the perfect choice for a more radiant complexion.
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5. Wear makeup with confidence

Want to give yourself a more luminous glow with a touch of corrector, concealer, or foundation? Ready to try a new mascara or lip gloss? Whatever your cosmetic aspirations, we’ll make them happen.

Product suggestions:

  • Lash Sensational Sky High mascara by Maybelline New York. To add length and volume to your lashes, look no further!
  • Super Lustrous the Gloss by Revlon. This gloss comes in a range of rich colours and will leave your lips soft, moisturized, and ultra-glossy.
  • Lift foundation by Watier. Smooth out fine lines with this long-lasting foundation.
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6. Ask for advice

Looking for cosmetics to top up your makeup bag? On the hunt for skin care products that suit your skin type? You may also be wondering what your skin type is! Brunet’s cosmetic specialists can provide an informed opinion and suggest products that meet your expectations and budget. Plus, you can pick up your school supplies while you’re there!

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