Admit it—how many days in a row have you gone without removing your makeup, because you’ve pulled too many all-nighters in the stacks? Unfortunately, lack of sleep calls for an even greater need to take care of your skin. So here are five products you absolutely need to rely on during finals week to keep your skin healthy and your sanity in check!
1. Makeup wipes
Getting home from the library late and feeling too tired to properly remove your makeup? These wipes will be your new best friend. Wipe off makeup and any impurities your skin has amassed during the day, with minimal effort! We recommend Philosophy’s one-step facial cleansing cloths ($15)—they won’t leave any oily residue and your face will feel just as fresh as it would if you had washed it.
2. Under-eye serum
To keep eyes from being puffy from hours of studying and stress, we love Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage ($29). The oil-free formula is easy to roll on to soothe puffy eyes and help with dark circles. Bonus: it’s also small enough to throw into your bag as an on-the-go treatment!
3. Under-eye concealer
Late nights mean one thing for the eyes: dark circles. To appear more well-rested, we use Urban Decay’s Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ($28). It gives great coverage without looking cake-y under your eyes.
4. Face cleanser
With stress comes acne—which means you are just going to have to take the (precious) time out of your day to properly wash your face once in a while! We suggest the Soy Face Cleanser by Fresh ($15). It leaves your skin feeling and looking soft, glowing and radiant. Use it once in the morning and once before bed to keep your skin feeling great.
Keeping your skin hydrated is key to maintaining a healthy glow. This means drinking a lot of water—and applying moisturizer when you start your day, and when you go to bed. We love BareMineral’s Purely Nourishing Moisturizer ($28), which is super lightweight!
Good luck during finals week—and stay gorgeous!