The Skin Care Guide to Surviving Finals Week

Believe it or not, finals week is here. Which means you’re amidst a week filled with all-nighters, coffee overload and possible tears.

Unfortunately, with stress comes breakouts – those random outbursts from your skin telling you it’s just as stressed as you are.

So, let’s prevent those breakouts and give you one less worry during the week of madness with these skin care tips.

Fresh Skin is Happy Skin

Consider not wearing as much makeup that week so your skin can breathe and your pores stay clear.

When you’re stressed, you tend to touch your face and hair more often. If you have makeup covering your pores, you are combining oils from your hands and concealer, making for a scary break-out.

If you would still like a touch of coverage, consider Bareminerals Mineral Powder. It will give you the full coverage you strive for, but its light, gentle formula won’t clog your pores.

Don’t Forget Your Routine

Having a fool-proof skin care routine in the morning and evening is truly all a girl needs for cleansed and hydrated skin.

You may be thinking, who has the time between all night cram sessions and coming home after 10 hours at the library? Trust us, you do.

Grab a gentle and light formula cleanser you can use morning and night, like one from the Simple brand skincare line. It helps maintain your skin’s natural oils while cleansing your skin of dirt and makeup.

Coffee + Water = Happy Skin

Coffee is clearly your partner-in-crime during finals week, but for every coffee you drink, drink a glass of water.

If you aren’t staying hydrated, your skin isn’t either. When your skin is dehydrated, you run into problems like blackheads and unmistakable blemishes from caffeine overload. Water has electrolytes and minerals that will continue to boost your energy and keep you hydrated, so essentially it is a win-win.

Bye, Bye Blemishes

If and when you do get that pesky blemish, whatever you do, do not try to pop it.

Prevent damage to your skin with this perfect blend of cleansing steps:

Step one: Witch Hazel Astringent

This all-natural formula is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin. Start by taking a cotton ball and gently massaging this all over your freshly-washed face to get rid of any bacteria that may cause an outbreak.

Step two: Moisturizer

When it comes to a moisturizer, we all know the perfect formula that works for us.

If you are looking for a new moisturizer to try, consider using Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Gel-Cream.

It is a light-weight formula that won’t oversaturate your skin and provides hydration to ward off acne.

Fun Fact: The skin around your eyes does not produce its own oil, so try to focus on that area when applying your facial cream.

Step 3: Spot Treatment

Apply a small amount of your favorite spot correcting serum to the blemish. We recommend Neutrogena’s spot treatment from their new all-natural skin care line – it does wonders for acne outbreaks.

After you have taken all of these tips and tricks and implement them into your skin routine, you will push through finals week feeling confident in your beautiful skin.