Complements Skin care 101: Back to school skin care tips


By Lashelle Kuhlman, licensed aesthetician, reconstructive & cosmetic surgery, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Whether you’re headed to class or getting your kids on their way to school, chances are you have less time in the mornings now that school is back in session. So, how can you stay on top of your skin care regime with limited time? Here are the two skin care steps you need in your morning routine:

  1. Cleanse. Do this according to your skin type. Those with acne should use acne wash, while all others can cleanse with a product that also exfoliates. A product with alpha-hydroxy acids can cleanse and remove dead skin cells at the same time.
  2. Moisturize. Again, you should choose products that work best for your skin type. No matter your skin type, I recommend choosing a moisturizer that also protects your skin. Moisturizers with sunscreen are easy to find these days. Look for one that has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. For aging skin, I recommend using a moisturizer with anti-aging antioxidant key ingredients in addition to sunscreen.

If you are experiencing dry skin, redness, or breakouts from wearing a face mask, make sure you follow these tips to protect your skin.

The best skin care routine is one that works for you. Whatever may suit your needs and your busy schedule is what you should go with! If you need help creating a skin care routine that works best for you and your lifestyle, schedule a consultation with me, Lashelle Kuhlman, by calling 814.231.7878.

Lashelle Kuhlman is a licensed aesthetician with Mount Nittany Physician Group Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery and has always had a passion for skin care and the beauty industry. She is always at the forefront of the latest skin care techniques and treatments.