Collegiettes on the Best Beauty Tips They Follow

From Grandma’s recipe for the ultimate DIY facemask to your mom’s advice for acne-free skin, beauty tips are every collegiette’s secrets to perfecting their skin, hair and body. But it’s no fun keeping all that beauty knowledge to yourself! We’ve assembled the best beauty tips from readers like you.

Tehariah, a sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design: Avocado Skin Mask

“It’s so good for your skin and it smells amazing. Just mush up avacado with a squirt of lemon juice—and apply.”

Ashlee, a senior at Columbus State University: Baking Soda Mask


“I use a mix of baking soda with a little water on my face to keep it clear from acne. Mix it so it makes a paste and then apply it to your face. It’s good to whiten your teeth, too.”

Luisa, a senior at Armstrong University: Lip Balm before Bed

“My mom always used to tell me to apply lip balm before going to bed and I didn’t believe her until I did it. I rub Vaseline on my lips and in the morning they are nice and soft.”

Amber, a sophomore at Georgia Tech: Baby Powder on Lashes


“I thought to myself, there’s no way that works. But it does. It’s amazing. I apply the powder with a Q-tip, and bam!”

Jazmine, a freshman at Olgethorpe University: Lipstick on Dark Circles


“This is going to sound crazy but it works. I put red lipstick under my eyes before applying foundation and it helps cover up those dark circles. I saw it on YouTube, I tried it and now, I'm a believer.”