Looming deadlines, unread assignments and blank blue book pages got you breaking out in a sweat....and a rash of pre-exam pimples?
It’s totally normal.
Emotions, especially stress and anxiety, have been medically proven to trigger all manner of skin flare ups. And on campuses everywhere, there’s no greater source of “stress and anxiety” than final exams.
Add to that: sleep deprivation, binges on sugary and fatty foods, caffeine overload. Not to mention a “laissez-faire” approach to personal grooming. And you’ve got all the makings of a major complexion meltdown.
But before you let blotchy break-outs magnify the misery of finals, try these simple tips and treatments to clear and calm your mind, clear and calm your skin:
1. Air out your problems. Get up, get out, get some fresh air
Go for a study walk. Walking is a great stress reliever. It pumps mind-clearing oxygen up to your brain, builds stamina, lets you give your eyes a break from screen glare. Instead of panicking about lost study time, grab a study buddy, and talk test topics while you walk. The Mayo Clinic reports that physical activity releases endorphins, your “brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters.” so everything looks rosier...including your complexion!
2. Pamper your skin with a mini-facial every time you wash
Don’t give into the “go-grubby” temptation. Take a few minutes to start and end each day with a clear, fresh outlook....and complexion. Use a gentle cleanser formulated with professional-grade crystals plus textured, skin polishing pads to cleanse pores and gently massage away make-up dirt, grime....blood, sweat and tears!
3. Go nuts on healthy snacks
Keep nuts, pieces of fruit or air-popped popcorn right on hand. They’ll fill you up give you the satisfaction of some serious crunching and help curb the urge to reach for sugary sweets. Rich in protein and complex carbohydrates, these foods are a good way to eat for energy...rather than escape. Anti-oxidants and omegas nourish your skin and keep it glowing.
4. Keep caffeine to a minimum...
Campus reports show many students reach for espresso and energy drinks at exam time.
But the overall effect of caffeine is to increase your nervousness and keep you hyper-alert. This ultimately causes stress and fatigue. Caffeine is also dehydrating,
which leaves your skin dull, dry and slack-looking. A better choice: load up on water.
Keep the complexion-wrecking effects of exams under control with Time Bomb Complexion Cocktails with a shot of B12. This super-fluid is loaded with hyper-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid plus a unique, potent “shot” of B12 to reboot tired skin. Other Complexion Cocktails reload dry skin with a shot of H2Omega, distress and find clarity with a shot of Chlorophyll.