How to Start the New School Year with a Clear, Healthy Complexion

Back-to-School Ready Skin 

Summer is winding down and for teens, teachers and parents this means it’s time to head back to school. Everyone wants to begin the new school year looking and feeling their best, and what better way to achieve that than with a clear, healthy-looking complexion?

One of the best ways to clear up your skin is to establish a healthy routine you will stick to. Typically, you won’t see results overnight, so it’s important to remain consistent with your skincare routine. Our carefully curated skin care kits come with everything you need to establish a comprehensive home care routine. 

Acne Skin Care

One of the most prevalent skin issues for students is acne. Changes in the skin, hormones and diet can cause breakouts and inflammation. Follicular acne is particularly troublesome. It is caused by a combination of dead skin cells and oil that can build up and block hair follicle openings. These follicles can become impacted, resulting in acne. Regular exfoliation of the skin to prevent and reduce buildup of dead skin cells is imperative in preventing and reducing acne breakouts.

The Acne Skin Kit Basic is formulated with ingredients that help care for follicular acne. Traditional acne management programs are packed with harsh ingredients that aim to dry up oil production. At Source Vitál Apothecary, our solutions are much gentler and work to help strengthen the skin to naturally balance itself.

In addition to a consistent skincare routine, we recommend scheduling a facial with a licensed esthetician. They will be able to perform extractions on congested skin, releasing any materials from clogged, inflamed pores. If you have especially acne-prone skin, you may want to consider receiving monthly facials to help clear blocked pores.

Holistic Tips for Clear Skin

Although surface treatment of the skin is very important, it’s equally as important to take steps to treat your acne from the inside out. Be sure you’re drinking enough water, as this helps to flush the body of toxins that can contribute to inflammation.

Have trouble remembering to drink enough water? Try using an app like Waterlogged – you can log your water intake and it also sends you reminders to drink water throughout the day.

We also recommend filling your plate with inflammation-fighting foods that contain plenty of probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and zinc. Here are some great options to add to your diet:


  • Kombucha
  • Yogurt
  • Fermented foods

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Salmon
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Tuna


  • Berries
  • Dark, leafy greens
  • Dark Chocolate


  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Spinach
  • Cashews
With a little preparation and consistency, you can achieve healthier, clearer skin in time for the coming school year. Have a question about any of our products? Let us know in the

comments – we’d be delighted to point you in the right direction.


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