As you begin your new life on a college campus this fall, you may find that your beauty needs have changed. A new schedule, learning time management, and a lack of sleep can all play a big part in your new beauty routine. The following four beauty must-haves will you help you navigate this new life and ensure that you can still look your best with a lot less effort.
Make-Up Removing Wipes
Whether you are up late studying for an exam or simply forget to wash your face after being out late with friends, not removing your make up can have serious consequences for your skin. Your make-up sits on your face all night long, clogging and irritating your pores which can lead to break outs. Although fully washing your face and moisturizing is the ideal scenario, removing your make-up before bed at the very least is highly encouraged. Keeping a supply of make-up removing wipes on your nightstand can encourage this behavior if you are already in bed and too tired to get up to remove your make-up.
A Great Concealer
College can lead to a variety of reasons why you might not be getting enough sleep, from cramming a final exam to coming home late from a school sporting event. Add in early morning classes and it’s no wonder that you might find dark circles appearing under your sleep deprived eyes. Although getting the recommended 8 hours of sleep a day would be ideal, it’s just not possible for everyone every night. Still, there are some things you can do to help. Investing in a really good, full coverage concealer can help you cover dark circles in addition to any acne breakouts or blemishes you might have. A great way to test for the long-lasting effect of any concealer is to apply it to your forearm in the morning and see how much is still visible by the end of the day. If you find that the concealer doesn’t last longer than a few hours, it may be time to invest in a new one.
Clip-In Hair Extensions
This may not seem like an obvious must have but for those with long hair, it can be. Maintaining the health of long hair can be extremely difficult and time consuming. There may be times during final exams where you find yourself too busy to take a shower, much less wash, condition, and brush a mane of hair. Clip-in extensions are easily removable so that you can wear long hair when you want to, like to a weekend party or football game, but you don’t have to worry about keeping up with and maintaining it the rest of the time. Additionally, many students in college have poor diets and may experience hair thinning. Hair extensions are a great way to easily add volume and thickness to any hair, no matter the length.
Every girl with oily hair owes a large debt to the inventors of dry shampoo—it is truly a life changing product. Whether you are combating oily hair or just don’t have time to wash it regularly, dry shampoo will be your best friend. Dry shampoo works because it comes in a powder form which helps absorb oil from your hair. This quickly removes greasiness from the hair without using water so you don’t have to wash your hair in the shower. Dry shampoo also allows you to go several days without washing your hair which is helpful if you have any early morning class and would rather spend a few more minutes sleeping instead of waking up early to wash and blow-dry your hair each morning.
My name is Christopher Guest and I write for The Lauren Ashtyn Collection.