1. Make Skincare a Priority
College is when most people really start travelling more & that means your skin is exposed to heat, pollution & all sorts of impurities on a daily basis. Most of us tend to neglect skincare thinking we’ll get to it when we get older but in reality this is the time to form the very basis of a skincare routine. It’s very important to use a face wash & a moisturizer depending on your skin type. Also sunscreen. Slowly you can add more skincare products to your routine but these are the absolute basics.
2. Sleep is your best friend
Lack of sleep can not only contribute greatly to exhaustion, stress & depression; it can really play havoc with your skin too. This can lead to dullness, breakouts & the worst thing, dark circles. I know college can be stressful but it’s very important to get enough of sleep (Oh & make sure you use a good eye cream / gel too).
3. Makeup – Less is More
College is the perfect time to get started with makeup but that doesn’t mean you need to go all-out. Unless it’s a special day, just stick to the principle of KISS – Keep it simple, silly. Too much makeup will just clog your pores. Get a tinted lip balm like Baby Lips, it will keep your lips hydrated as well as give it a pretty color. Kohl is great too for daily wear. However, when you do go out, feel free to to experiment with bright lips & bold eyes (but remember that either the lips or eyes should be the focus of your look, not both).
4. Clothes – Buy the Basics
College is when a lot of people really start shopping for themselves. Whether you’re on an allowance or have a job, it’s time to really start building your ‘grown-up’ closet. While trendy pieces are OK, you should look to get all the basics – a couple of classy, well fitted jeans (preferably in black & blue), solid color t-shirts & shirts & a 2-3 nice bags (I’d recommend black, brown & my personal favorite red). These are the items that never fail – you can dress them up in an almost unlimited number of ways with the right accessories & you will get sooo much use out of them.
5. Have fun with your footwear
Many colleges tend to have a lot of rules- no skirts, no bold accessories, no this, no that. Sometimes it can be very restrictive. That’s why I really liked having fun with shoes in college. It was a great way to show off my personality & guess what there are no rules with shoes. Go for something that speaks to you but keep the practical aspect in mind too! Oh & nothing grabs attention like boots!
I hope these little tips helped you. Now I’m off to do some flipkart browsing, somebody please hide my debit card!