An average college student is often pressed for time, under a lot of stress, and eating on the go. You may find it difficult to avoid bad habits like skipping meals, forget to exercise, or frequently sleeping late. That’s why we look haggard at most time. But maintaining your beauty needs, healthy diet and exercise regularly can help you feel better, cope with stress, and perform better in the classroom. It really isn’t that hard to get started.
1. Wash your face at least two times a day.
This sound too cliche because it has always been included on any beauty tips there is. But, it’s true. One reason that makes your face looks old and unhealthy is because of the dirt that you get on your everyday living. I mean, even if you’re just staying at home for a day, there will always be dirt, so you really have to clean your face at all time. If you can do it for more than two times, that’d be great.
Bath soap will do if you’re saving, but I strongly suggest that you use a facial wash because it has mixtures that would totally clean your pores. I’m not really particular with brand cos I usually just use Ponds (the black one) for basic cleaning, since I have everyday skin care routine. And I do it every morning when I wake up and at night before I go to bed.
2. Exercise more.
When I was still in college, I have always forgotten the benefits of exercising that’s why most of my college days look stress. It doesn’t take a lot of your time, though. You can take a walk or head to the gym for a quick workout, like me. Because one of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. If you’re not into workout, or if you have a really busy schedule every day, early morning run will do. When I say early, I mean you take a quick run even before the sun rises – before you start your day.
Running benefits you a lot and it’s a leading way to burn off extra calories (since we eat a lot when we’re stress haha) and lose weight. But if you are already at a healthy weight, running is a great way to keep your figure in shape. Sweating off is another way to help you have a better sleep and you will have an easier time getting to sleep at night and stay asleep longer.
3. Catch some ZZZZs as early as possible.
Yep, I know this is the hardest thing to do when you’re in college especially on days when examination is approaching or you’re meeting deadlines. But you also have to remember that the only way for you to stay focus in school or in anything that you do is to have an enough sleep. Manage your time well and make sure to include sleeping on things that you do. Getting enough sleep at night goes a long way to protecting your body. People who get quality sleep on a daily basis tend to make better food choices and have slimmer waistlines. Yeah!
4. Drink Water.
Your body needs at least eight glasses a day, and, if you exercise vigorously, you may need more. To remind yourself, carry a water bottle along to class and keep it handy during late night study sessions.
5. Make better food choices.
College just seems to throw up a lot of roadblocks to healthy eating, so I can’t really emphasize this enough but I guess we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it fuels you for the entire day. To eat better, it doesn’t mean you have to go on a diet, like not anything at all. You just have to know what food you are going to eat. Also, keep your healthy eating routine simple.