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Six Self-Care Tips for Your Beauty Routine

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

As college students, we can get super caught up in our busy schedules and forget the importance of self-care. I’m going to share some of my favorite self-care tips to make you feel and look your best. The goal of these tips is to help you feel better mentally and physically. So, read along and enjoy! 

  1. Stay Hydrated: I believe staying hydrated should be at the top of your self-care beauty routine. Drinking enough water not only helps improve your mood, energy, and health, but has also been linked to maintaining your skin’s elasticity. which helps with reducing acne, dryness, and wrinkles. Some ways you can remember to stay hydrated are through phone reminders or a water jug with goals. Simply search for “water jug with times” and a bunch of shopping items will come up. 
  2. Get beauty sleep: Research suggests 7-9 hours per night for college-aged students. I know that school work and life can make that really hard. Getting enough sleep can help you feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. You won’t just feel refreshed, but look it with brighter eyes, healthier hair, and an overall glowing complexion. If you need help scheduling your sleep, I suggest checking out the sleep tool on your phone. It helps set reminders for bedtime and even notifies you when it’s time to get off your phone. 
  3. Take a bath: A nice warm bath at the end of my day is one of my favorite self-care beauty routines. Warm baths can help improve mental health as you take the time to destress and relax. It can also help physically with sore muscles and joints. Add Epsom salt for even more help! Lastly, baths are another way to hydrate and leave natural moisture for skin and hair. 
  4. Lotion, lotion, lotion!: If you are someone that suffers from dry skin, I would highly encourage adding daily lotions to your routine. Once I started making it a daily thing, I never looked back. I also suggest having a lotion you use for your body and a totally different one for your face. I love choosing scented lotions for my body and non-scented ones for my face. I have sensitive skin and have been loving Duross and Langel hyaluronic creme because it’s lightweight and scent-free. 
  5. Clean your makeup brushes! This is something I put off and easily forget about. Washing your makeup brushes will not only help your skin be healthier with fewer breakouts but will also make makeup application easier. I suggest using lukewarm water and the soap of your choice.
  6. Organize your vanity!: Organizing your vanity can be one easy way to start doing the tips I provided above. An organized vanity can make getting ready and relaxing that much easier. I understand that having a small space can be super hard to keep organized, I’ve been there! I suggest looking for “vanity organizers” and finding one that meets your needs. There are so many cool organizers for makeup, brushes, lotions, and more!
Lindsi Smith

Temple '22

Hi, my name is Lindsi Smith. I am a senior public relations major at Temple University. I am the treasurer of the Temple University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and currently write for the fashion and beauty section of HerCampus. During my free time, I love to read, hang out with my friends, and practice photography.