APRIL 2024

student skincare on a budget

This week we asked our amazing intern Lizzy to give us our top tips on student skincare. As always, she has done an amazing job! 

As students, our disposable income for skincare is scarce. The revolving door of TikTok skincare trends—be it the extensive 17-step Korean routine, the clean girl aesthetic, or the no-makeup makeup look (are they all just variations of the same trend?)—keeps us constantly wanting to try the next new thing.

Most trends have a peak that lasts two to four months and on TikTok itself beauty trends has seen a 70% increase in searches year over year. It’s easy to be influenced and overlook the effects a quick trend changing skincare routine can have on your skin. An overcomplicated daily skin regime can weaken your skin barrier, and incorporating some tried-and-true staples into our routine is essential to safeguarding our skin from the pitfalls of trend-chasing.

skincare tips from a student

Using a gentle cleanser that won’t disappoint you: We've all had those university mornings where we wake up with last night's makeup still on. But investing in a cleansing oil and following up with a cleanser can be the easiest solution to prevent waking up with smudged mascara, patchy concealer that's been sweated off, and new spots forming from all that slept-in makeup. Don't wake up only to face regret in the mirror for not removing last night's makeup. Incorporating cleanser into your routine will save you from this morning-after disappointment.

Try Clear Skin Days Clarifying Cleanser, a gentle exfoliating gel cleanser with Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid, this formula is designed to cleanse skin deeply and unclog pores, preventing blemishes and blackheads while swiftly clearing breakouts. It's the perfect gentle cleanser to kickstart your routine, and your skin will surely thank you for it.

A toner that can really help do something: As someone who previously overlooked the importance of toner, once you begin using one that truly benefits your skin, you'll notice reduced congestion in your pores, elimination of impurities, and a brighter, clearer complexion. 

Give our Clear Skin Days Clarifying Toner a try – it's a super lightweight, non-drying toner that works daily to promote brighter skin and clearer pores. Formulated with Lactic Acid and Liquorice Root, our balancing, brightening toner hydrates and rebalances skin after cleansing, gently encouraging cell turnover for optimal results.

Moisturiser your skin will love: The Clear Skin Days Mattifying Moisturiser strikes a balance between being light on the skin yet powerful against oil, blemishes, and blackheads. 

Infused with Niacinamide, Panthenol, Salicylic Acid, and a pollution barrier, it effectively controls and absorbs excess oil while preventing clogged pores and breakouts. Use it daily to halt spot formation and calm irritation and inflammation when breakouts appear. It’s fragrance free which is important to avoid all fragrance for sensitive skin and protecting the skin barrier. Once you have found a moisturiser that has done wonders for your skin, you'll find peace of mind in knowing that our Clear Skin Days Mattifying Moisturiser won't drain your bank account or compromise your skin's well-being.

A good treatment plan: There's no need to break the bank on skincare treatments that could potentially harm your skin barrier. Try our Clear Skin Days Day + Night Blemish Treatment Bundle instead. This trio provides gentle yet effective solutions around the clock, ensuring clear skin without the risk of scars or dryness. Each treatment is specifically formulated for targeted, rapid action to tackle all your breakout concerns. 

With these products on hand, you'll feel more empowered and in control of your skin's health! Whether it’s to add an extra dose of oil control to you daily routine, a discreet blemish fix, or an overnight treatment your skin needs, this versatile bundle offers complete around the clock care for stubborn blemishes. The patches included in the bundle are a gamechanger. You can simply apply one over a spot before bed, and by morning, the spot will be noticeably smaller. They're even discreet enough to wear under makeup during the day, making them a lifesaver for long days at uni.


We hope that you've found this blog helpful - if you have any questions or would like to share your skincare journey with us, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch via the form below or by DM on IG. 




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