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Her Campus Survival Kit Items: Your Must Haves for Self-Care!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at U Mass Amherst chapter.

In need of some self-care? The products below can be used for a day of relaxing and cleansing, with a splash of Vitamin C to add to the mix to keep your immune systems strong during the cold and flu season. 

Mary Kay Naturally Purifying Cleanser

This cleanser comes with a lot of product, so you’re definitely getting your money’s worth! The texture of the face wash is creamy and light, and is good for normal to dry skin types. It’s free of fragrance, GMOs, mineral oil, parabens, alcohol, silicone, dyes, synthetic fragrances, among others. It’s super easy to use and will leave your skin feeling refreshed and clean.

To apply: Simply add it on a cotton round pad, massage it on your face (onto damp skin), massage, and rinse! 


Nair Leg Mask with 100% Natural Clay and Seaweed

If you’re tired of using razors to shave your legs, this is the product for you. This Nair removal hair mask is perfect to use as an easy way to remove leg hair and to have a little moment to treat your legs to a self-care day. It’s a 3-in-1 that removes hair and stubble, moisturizes and exfoliates, and minimizes hair regrowth. 

To apply: Smooth the mask onto your dry legs (do not rub it in!), leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes (no longer!), wipe off the mask with a damp washcloth, rinse your skin, and then you’ll have lost-lasting, smoother legs. 



Extra Refreshers Tropical Mist Gum

If you’re looking for a new gum flavor to try that will leave your mouth feeling refreshed, this is a great flavor to try! This gum tastes like a mixture of a mango flavor, a pineapple taste, and the refreshingness of an orange all into one. The taste is long lasting and it’s even sugarfree!

To consume: Just chew!



Emergen-C Super Orange Drink Mix

Fall is a time where sickness creeps up on us, and it’s something to be scared of. Keep your immune system full of Vitamin C with these packets. It’s great to consume in the morning, or just any time of day. 

To consume: Add a packet of Emergen-C Super Orange to a glass of water, stir, and drink. 



Emergen-C Nutrient Shot Energy+

This nutrient shot is blackberry and pomegranate flavored, and packed with caffeine from green tea and has both Vitamins B and C. 

To consume: Twist the cap right to break the seal, tighten completely to release power (which gives it a red color), shake well, twist the cap left, then open and enjoy. 


All images taken by the author. 

Lyla Hyman

U Mass Amherst '21

Lyla is a senior at UMass Amherst. She is studying both Communication and Journalism and is currently a Senior Editor, Multimedia Director, and Twitter Coordinator for HC at UMass Amherst. When she is not busy working, she spends her time writing, singing, reading new books, walking outside, and making matcha lattes. She was born and raised in Boston, MA.
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