Stress-Free Skincare for the Stressed-Out College Student

01 May

stress-free skincare for the stressed-out college studentCollege student skincare can be a bit of a travesty. Many of us move from home for the first time and don’t take care of ourselves or our skin the way we should. In my experience, it’s also an awkward age for skincare. On one hand, I want to protect my skin from aging. On the other, I still have acne. Not to mention, I’m on a tight budget. These 3 factors are what steer me towards and away from some brands, products and online stores.

With Heaven on Earth’s online store, I don’t have to click around on several different websites to find all of the products that I need. That way, I not only save time, but since I’m able to order everything from one place, I save on shipping too. Let me tell you about some of my favorite college-friendly items that Heaven on Earth offers.

Skin Script’s Raspberry Refining Cleanser

Skin Script has quickly become my favorite brand because their products are low price and crazy effective at the same time. Just like the name suggests, the Raspberry Refining Cleanser smells amazing. I didn’t even realize until I had used it a couple of times that it helps clear breakouts too. I was just so taken by how good it smelled that I would’ve used it anyway! But after the second day, I saw my face clear up. Then I actually read the label and saw that it has 2% salicylic acid and 2% glycolic acid in it. These acne-fighting ingredients get deep into the pores to diminish and prevent breakouts.

Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths

Alright, I’m not proud of the amount of all-nighters I’ve spent in the library. Sleep is important, so don’t follow my example. But whenever I’ve had late nights, Juicy Bamboo’s Facial Cleansing Cloths have been a life saver. My mom always told me that taking off makeup at night is essential to skin health, but I didn’t used to listen, mostly just because I was too tired to do it. But these cloths are quick and easy. Just grab one, wipe the makeup and grime off your face and you’re good to go.

Apothecanna Calming Body Creme

I love to use the Apothecanna Calming Body Creme right before a big exam. In the past, I’ve had a hard time relaxing during tests despite knowing that I do better on them when I’m not nervous. Before starting an exam, I put a small amount of the creme on both of my wrists. It has an instantaneous effect making me feel calmer immediately. Anytime I start to get nervous again, I take another whiff of the lavender-infused creme and feel my tension drain away.

Skin Script Ageless Skin Moisturizer

Where has this product been my whole life? Seriously, I have had the hardest time finding the right moisturizer. The Ageless Moisturizer is everything I’ve ever needed—it keeps my skin hydrated but not oily, it helps prevent future wrinkles and it even diminished some fine lines I had. I tried a sample at first and loved it so much that I knew I had to buy it but was nervous to see the price. I assumed that since it worked so well, there was no way it was under a hundred bucks. I readied my wallet for a big purchase. To my surprise, it was only $15 for a full size. You can bet I snatched it up right away.

College student or not, all of these skincare products are available in the Heaven on Earth shopping cart. And Pila has included some of her own helpful tips for each item to aid you in figuring out the best purchase that works for you. If you have further questions, you can email heavenonearthaspen@gmail.com or call Pila at (970) 925-2278.

Rachel Shaffer is a freelance copywriter based in Charlotte, NC and a soon-to-be graduate from Winthrop University.