We know that there are no rules written in stone when it comes to beauty and skincare. One product might suit you but it isn’t necessary it will suit every other girl. However, there are certain guidelines or ‘commandments’ as we like to put it, that every girl should try to follow. If you’re a college girl, then you should follow these basic but essential beauty commandments for healthy and happy skin, always.
We know you’re tired of hearing about not popping your zits. Yes, they ‘can’ be popped but it’s better that you don’t because it leads to scarring. You might be able to shrink the acne but the colour around that area might change and you’ll end up with acne scars for a long time. We bet you don’t want that to happen, don’t you?
Everyone loves nicely done eyebrows, don’t they? But don’t ever make the mistake of tweezing them on your own just because you’re in a hurry. Once the shape is ruined, it takes a long time to grow them back to a proper shape. Also, it’s better that you don’t over-thread them, as thick and full brows look super gorgeous - look at Cara Delevingne! Here are some important dos and don’ts to remember when it comes to threading your eyebrows.
BB creams are light in texture and moisturise your skin while providing coverage to even out your skin tone. They serve as a good daily substitute for foundations. Carry a BB cream in your college bag all the time, in case you need to reapply it. You can use this BB cream that we absolutely love as it has shades that suit every Indian skin tone. How amazing is that?
Girls, if you don’t workout, then it’s time for you to start exercising. Sweating helps get rid of toxins present in the body and will give you a healthy glow. Make sure that you workout at least five days in a week. If you don’t like going to the gym, you can always go for a 20-minute walk every day.
Girls, do NOT underestimate the power of exfoliating regularly. Along with your cleansing and moisturising routine, add a scrub in your skincare list, as well. Exfoliation helps get rid of dead skin and makes it smooth, supple and keeps pesky blackheads at bay. You can go for a store bought scrub that suits you or you can even make one at home with natural ingredients.
Hear hear, ladies! If you and your friends share makeup, please stop it right now, in fact, it’s not healthy to share makeup with anyone. That particular product has been on their skin and there are all sorts of bacteria present in it - we suggest you carry your own makeup if you and your bestie are getting ready together.
Nobody likes dry and chapped lips, girls. That’s why carry your favourite lip balm in your bag so that you can apply it whenever you want. A lip balm will help protect your lips from the sun and also keep them moisturised. Also, don’t bite the dead skin from your lips, instead exfoliate them with a mix of sugar and olive oil for a super soft pout.
Most of us don’t even realise how essential it is to apply sunscreen on a daily basis. It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny outside, raining cats and dogs or freezing, always make it a point to apply sunscreen. It helps protect you from the harmful UVA and UVB by getting absorbed into your skin.
Regular intake of water is necessary as it helps you stay hydrated from the inside out. Drinking lots of water won’t moisturize your skin per say, but it will help get rid of toxins from your body. This will prevent acne and other skin woes. It’s time to drink that glass of water girls!
You won’t consume expired medicines, would you? Similarly wearing old and expired makeup can lead to various skin problems. Most of the old makeup products start smelling like stale oil, so that’s a big sign that you need to get rid of them, ladies!