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5 Hacks to Refresh Your Life This Spring

Spring has sprung! As the weather warms up and winter *finally* starts to come to an end, it’s the perfect time to focus on refreshing your life so that you’re ready to tackle the new season and the end of your semester. Keep reading to see five easy hacks to refresh your life this spring:

Stick to a skincare routine

Glowing skin is always in. Whether you’re a skincare expert or only manage to wash your face a few times a week (no judgment here!) it’s important to always protect your skin. Avoid unwanted spots, discoloration, and skin cancer by religiously protecting your skin every time you step into the sun. Whether you’ll be spending time on a sandy beach or on your back porch this spring, make sure to wear sunscreen! Reach for a product like Alba Botanica®’s Hawaiian Green Tea Sunscreen. It has SPF 45 and its nourishing formula will leave your skin feeling hydrated, not sticky or greasy like other sunscreens.

After putting on some skin protection, follow these steps to create a skincare routine that’s perfect for you (but always be sure to use sunscreen ~before~ putting any other product on your face or it won’t be effective). Refresh your life (and your skin) by sticking to a skincare routine that will give you a gorgeous, glowing complexion!

Embrace your inner (and outer) glow

While you’re working on making your skin glow, add a bronzed shimmer to your body, too! Use L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes to get a quick, streak free tan that won’t harm your skin. Goals, right?

Don’t be afraid to experiment with hydrating primers, blinding highlights, and shimmering bronzers also! There’s no such thing as too much glow, especially once the weather wamrs up. Don’t forget to drink water, too – hydrating yourself on the inside is just as important as it is for your skin, too!

Experiment with your makeup

Don’t be scared to change things up! Experimenting with makeup is one of the easiest ways to shake things up for a new season. Grab a bold lippie, like Buxom Cosmetics Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick. The bold color and plumping formula will give you a gorgeous, smoldering smile to take your makeup to the next level.

If bold lipstick isn’t your thing, try experimenting with something subtler, like volumizing mascara, pink blush, a popping highlighter, or a new eyeshadow.

Almay Shadow Squad™ Eyeshadow quads give you all the eye colors you need in one convenient palette. Each quad comes with a matte, glitter, satin and metallic shade. The colors are velvety smooth and will give your eyes the ~pop~ you need to make your makeup stand out!

Get crafty

Not sure what to do with all of your free time over spring break? Get crafty! Now’s the perfect time to add some DIYs to spice up your dorm room for the rest of the semester. Get some motivational quotes on the wall, create your own décor, or get some spring-inspired applique flowers to glue on your mirror, on picture frames, or anywhere else in your room to add fresh pops of color and flair.

No matter what type of crafts you want to do, be sure to have some Krazy Glue on hand – it’s the ~ultimate~ DIY must have to make your crafts sturdy and long lasting.

Change up your hair

Crazy hair changes shouldn’t just be saved for after a breakup or as a result of a mid-semester crisis! Get the lob you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest or try the cute up-do your best friend always wears so well. When it comes to styling, reach for a hair spray like Bed Head by TiGi’s Superstar Queen for a Day Spray Thickening Spray. It’ll give your hair volume and body all day long – you’ll be #allthehairgoals.

But if spring showers and humidity threaten your gorgeous new hair, try something like Bed Head’s Get Twisted Anti-Frizz Finishing Spray. This lightweight and quickly drying formula will keep your hair locked in place so you don’t have to worry about frizz ruining your ‘do. 

Do yourself a favor and refresh your life this spring with these five easy hacks – you’ll be ready to tackle the rest of the semester feeling rejuvenated and motivated!  

All images by Sarah Hanlon. Thanks to Her Campus for sponsoring this post! 

This is a sponsored feature. All opinions are 100% from Her Campus.

Sarah Hanlon is a senior at Hofstra University where she is pursuing a major in journalism. She almost always has an iced coffee in her hand, and she's an avid lover of online shopping, reality TV, and New York City. When she’s not researching all things Kate Middleton or reading lifestyle blogs, you can find her binge watching The Bachelor or writing about the latest pop culture, fashion and beauty trends. After college, she hopes to make a career out of her love for TV and style in New York. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram: sarahhanlon_.
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