The most simple trick of all is to give your body the rest that it needs. Getting enough sleep at night can be difficult for a college student, but a good nights rest goes a long way. The general rule is 8 hours. Sometimes 8 hours can be impossible, so do what you can.
Be sure that you are drinking enough water. I know, it seems like water is just the cure for everything…but it really is. Just like sleep, the body requires water to function. You should be hydrating your body in other ways too though. Make sure that you are moisturizing your face EVERY NIGHT. My grandma always told me that if I take care of my skin like she says, I’ll thank her one day.
Don’t Go To Sleep With Makeup On
For god’s sake just don’t do it. You know you’re going to look like hell when you wakeup. Mascara will be halfway down your cheeks and that foundation sinks deep into your pores. It’s simply not hygienic to sleep with makeup on. It’s like brushing your teeth! You would never go to sleep without brushing your teeth! Or at least I hope not. Anyways, just make a habit of taking your makeup off!
Change Your Pillow Case Frequently
You would be surprised by the amount of people who go weeks without changing their bed sheets/pillow case. Get in the habit of washing sheets/pillow cases once a week, or every other week if you have to. Your skin will thank you for it! We sweat in our sleep and it seeps into the pillow and is a perfect breeding zone for bacteria which could be the reason why you’ve been breaking out.
Coconut oil has been raved about for years now! Is it worth the hype? In some ways, yes. Coconut oil has a multitude of great health benefits. Go to sleep with coconut oil on your lips and you’ll wake up glowing. Coconut oil is also great for overnight hair masks and to treat dry skin. Warm some up in the microwave and rub it on your feet and hands for nourished skin in the am.