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5 Skincare Habits to Keep During College

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

As college students, we hardly have enough time to sleep let alone take care of our skin like we should. It’s understandable that we all skip a step every once in awhile, but in order to get that smooth skin we all want, it’s important to follow these five steps while in college!


1. Take off your makeup before bed

We have all had those nights that we just simply don’t have the strength to lift our head off our pillow. However, this means that your carefully applied foundation and other makeup is now sitting on your pores along with all the dirt that that you have accumulated that day. Not good.


2. Clean your makeup brushes

It is easy to neglect this process, but think of your makeup brushes as paintbrushes; if you don’t clean them from time to time, then the product will build up and blend the colors together. Not to mention that if you are already prone to acne, then not cleaning your makeup brushes can add to your breakouts.


3. “Treat yo self” to face masks

No matter what skin type you have, there is most likely a face mask out there to solve any problems you may have. They are available at Ulta and Sephora – Woohoo, online shopping!


4. Apply face sunscreen

Sunscreen is not just for a day at the beach; it’s important to shield your face from those harmful UV rays every single day – and don’t forget to reapply! My tip would be to find a moisturizer with built in SPF and slather it on before applying your foundation.


5. Drink lots of water

It seems simple, but this easy task is the most important to keeping your body and skin happy. Carry a water bottle with you all day and make it your goal to have to refill it as much as possible. There are so many cute water bottles to choose from too!

Remember to take care of yourselves, collegiettes! 

Hannah Bingham is a first-year student at Penn State University and staff writer for Her Campus at Penn State. Hannah is majoring in print journalism and is expected to graduate May of 2021. If you see her on campus she will most likely be holding Starbucks and planning her next outfit to post on her fashion Instagram which you can follow@pinkrosesbrowncurls or her personal @hannahh.bingham.
Allie Maniglia served as the Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Penn State from 2017-2018. She majored in public relations with minors in international studies and communication arts and sciences. If she's not busy writing away, you can find her planning her next adventure (probably back to the U.K.), feeding an unhealthy addiction to HGTV or watching dog videos on YouTube.