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Back to School with Obagi

Back to school time can be the toughest time of year for moms with school-aged kids. With new routines, new commutes, and new schedules can come a lot of stress and many hectic days. But just because your schedule is packed doesn’t mean you can’t take time for a healthy lifestyle and skin care routine that keeps you feeling and looking your very best.

Here are 3 Tips for Managing Back to School Stress

  1. As the days grow shorter and your to-do list grows longer, don’t forget to carve out time for yourself. Devoting as little as 30 minutes every day to yourself can help you manage the rest of your day like a pro. Why not take the first 30 minutes of your day for light exercise – such as a walk around the neighborhood and an easy stretch – or reading/a devotional/meditation? Before you step out and engage the world, go within and take care of YOU first.

  2. Keep your calendar up-to-date, and schedule a few 15-minute breaks throughout the day. Have you ever been in a professional situation where other people scheduled time for you? If you have, this is one of those stress management tips that you probably learned early on. Pre-book your calendar with several 15-minute “I’m not available” intervals. During those “I’m not available” intervals, take a break from whatever you’re doing to go do something that feels good. Pet a dog, call a friend, browse Facebook… do anything that helps you to re-connect with a place that is OUTSIDE of your stressful schedule. (Note: If social media stresses you out, don’t go there. The point of this exercise is to distract yourself from the stress of your day.)

  3. Get a system that keeps your skin looking its best. When you’re on-the-go with Back to School routines, you will probably want a skin care routine that is easy and effective. Just because you’re stressed out doesn’t mean your skin has to show it. When the days get hectic, Obagi® systems can help. If you have younger skin, talk to your skin care professional about whether the CLENZIderm M.D.™ system or the Obagi360™ system is right for you. CLENZIderm helps control acne for clearer, healthy-looking skin, and Obagi360 is a complete, proactive system to help protect and preserve youthful-looking skin. Find all Obagi systems online at, and schedule an appointment today with your skin care professional to find the system that is right for you.