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Your stress-free beauty routine during finals week

By Isabela JacobsenStaff Writer Hello, most unsocial week of my life! Finals have arrived and beauty has dropped to the bottom of my list, but is not yet completely forgotten. Some of us will have to decide whether to stay makeup-free or to go with minimal makeup during this upcoming week and a half, and that is totally okay. But even if you’re in a rush, remember to take a little break because your body will thank you for it. While you are on that break, here are some tips for dealing with beauty during stressful times. If you notice your skin is breaking out because of stress, then put your books down and go refresh your skin with any of your preferred skincare products. Take your time so you feel good as new when you go back to the books. I know it’s going to be hard to stay away from the mindless snacking on popcorn, chips and chocolate, but eating fruits will keep your energy up and keep your skin healthy. Another tip is to keep your hands away from your face! I know that I have a tendency to break down at some point when studying and rub my eyes or put my hands on my face. This is not good for your skin and it will result in breakouts, so try your best to keep your hands elsewhere. Since you are probably always on the go to the library, meals and classes, bring a small purse with some essentials to keep up with your beauty. Chapstick is my number one. Try to stay hydrated at all times during hardcore study sessions, and keep a Chapstick in your purse to keep those lips nice and smooth. Also, check out Bath & Body Works for some of the cutest holiday lotions. Buy the smaller ones, to keep one in each of your bags. That way when you’re on the go, you can still keep your skin soft and smooth. You have no idea how helpful it is to know that you’re taking care of yourself even while you’re busy with other things. I would also recommend a compact mirror, like the ones they sell at Victoria Secret, so you don’t have to get up all the time to fix your hair or whatever you need to do during studying hours. Lastly, get some sleep. I know it seems impossible, but it’s going to make things a million times easier for your body, brain, and beauty. Balance is the key, Hofstra students!

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