being back in bloomington feels amazing--every day i still feel like a bright-eyed freshman ogling the gorgeous campus and feeling oh-so collegiate walking to class in historic buildings! seeing my friends every day and doing typical college things is another great plus. there really aren't any cons to being back at school....... except the toll it takes on my skin.
a new abbreviated sleep schedule, more time spent outside, added stress, and different water all contribute to my skin suddenly becoming confused and sporadically breaking out. for these first two weeks, i survived without face wash (i forgot mine at home, ironically) - but then i sucked it up and went to scour the nearby target for a new cleanser. i settled on Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser. i wanted something gentle but effective, and blindly hoped this would work - turns out it's EXACTLY what i wanted. so mild, and after a week my skin is completely clear. as an added bonus, my skin tone is noticeably more even and feels soft and smooth. for barely more than $6, it really is a miracle.