People often say, “your body is a temple…” blah blah blah. I’m not one to judge, but it’s your body. Do what you want with it. Sure, you might regret a few things down the road, but take them as learning experiences. Don’t make yourself feel guilty about eating a cookie, or five. Seriously though, who can eat only one cookie? Freaks.
Yes, I’m in college. Yes, I eat too much junk food. Yes, I eat dinner at socially unacceptable times. Yes, I drink too much vodka. Yes, I am beyond happy with my life.
One thing I will never not care about is my skin. I’ve always struggled with acne and honestly, I get so self-conscious when my face starts breaking out. I rarely get self-conscious so when my face breaks out, I don’t want to leave my bed. Forget showering or saying hi to mom, I could never let my family see me looking like this (*sarcasm*)! Over the last couple of years, I’ve really gotten my skin care routine down to a T.
I can’t stress this enough – take care of your skin. You only have one chance to make it right.
These are the steps I take to making my skin healthier:
Always take your make-up off before bed | Taking you make-up off at night is extremely important. These are the hours that your face is constantly touching something (pillow, sheets, comforter) and if you sleep like me, you get extremely hot. This is when your makeup gets pushed down deep into your pours, forming acne.
Hands Off | I know it’s tempting, but try your absolute best not to touch your face constantly, especially with dirty hands. Dirt and germs can spread from things you touch with your hands to your face. Not only can these germs cause a break out, but you could pick up bacteria that can cause colds,flus, eye infections… sick
Water | Your’e supposed to drink eight, eight ounce glasses of water throughout the day. I drink water constantly, and it really helps my skin stay clear and hydrated! Stay away from carbonated drinks; they’re full of sugar, which triggers breakouts.
Eat Healthy | Okay, so I don’t eat very healthy and I’m not saying you have to sit and eat salads for every meal. Try not to eat fast food, greasy foods, chips and other oily and sugary foods very often. They are terrible for your skin even if they do taste yummy!
Balanced Sleep Schedule | As a college student I have many nights that I stay up late working on a project or homework, getting minimal sleep and I have many nights that I get a full hight hours of sleep. No matter how much homework you have to do, allow yourself eight hours of sleep a night. Not being on a regular sleep schedule stresses out your body and it overworks to keep other aspects of you healthy and doesn’t focus on keeping your skin healthy!