As I undergo my final few weeks at university, my stressing over coursework has been wreaking havoc with my skin. With the next load of coursework deadlines round the corner, I looked into how to make sure my confidence doesn’t take a knock alongside my free time and general happiness (seriously, report after report is weighing me down) – and I realised that this doesn’t always mean splashing out on an army of high-end moisturisers!
Sometimes it’s easy enough to forget to drink enough water throughout the day, especially when you’re engrossed in weeks and weeks of revision. But ensuring that you’re drinking during your studies will allow your body to flush out any toxins, resulting in less stress-induced blemishes.
Stick to your normal cleansing routine
At the peak of stress, sometimes it seems like there’s not enough time in the day to do even the smallest of tasks. While it might not seem of great importance to make sure that little bit of foundation you applied earlier is removed, clogged pores and blemishes will end up being another issue to deal with if you don’t. Take time out to treat your skin properly!
Take time out for yourself
You might not feel that you have any free time to come away from your workload – but think about it; how often do you sit to do work, and then find yourself procrastinating for periods of time? That time could be spent winding down or meeting friends in an effort to reduce your stress levels, which in turn will allow for happy skin!
Cut back on the caffeine
I know, sometimes coffee is an important lifeline at times like these. It might therefore seem like bad timing to undertake such an action, but in doing so, you may find that your skin is more hydrated and decreases in blemishes. Plus, caffeine can cause an increase in the body’s stress response; cutting back = less additional stress placed on your body. This doesn’t mean you need to completely ban caffeine – everything in moderation!
I’m definitely guilty when it comes to passing up a good night’s sleep to write an extra couple hundred words in a report. Not only will regularly doing so impact on your concentration and cause your skin some upset, but you’ll soon find that your appearance will look as tired as you feel. An early night can work wonders!