Here are four ways you can look great, and with little lifting required. After all, you’ve got enough on your academic and social calendar. Just don’t make mistakes or every last photo from the best years of your life will haunt you.

Put Your Best Face Forward

You’re going to have a weird schedule in college. There will be late nights, early mornings, and little semblance of a routine. One regimen you should absolutely hold onto, though, is a simple 3-step skincare routine: cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize.

Every day when you wake up and before you go to bed wash your face to clear away excess oil and grime from the pores. Twice a week, follow a cleansing with a gentle exfoliator to scrub away dead skin cells that might also clog pores, and to keep the healthiest cells at the surface of the face.

Then, after each cleanse follow with a nourishing moisturizer to re-hydrate the skin and protect it from environmental wear. Better yet, use one with SPF to protect yourself from harmful UV rays, year round.

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It’s OK to be a little lazy in college. You’ve got the rest of your life to work your ass off. But please oh please don’t let this compromise your A+ grooming game: If you know already that you’ll neglect certain grooming habits like getting a fresh razor or toothbrush then it’s in your best interest to let those things come right to your door.

Don’t Let ‘Em See You Sweat

All that coursework can be stressful. But you don’t want to show it through attention-grabbing physiological displays. It’s one thing to block your underarm smell with an everyday deodorant, but it’s even better to avoid pit stains altogether.

Most antiperspirants will permanently stain your clothes, though, and since you haven’t got the budget for a new wardrobe, grab a non-staining antiperspirant instead. Old Spice Invisible Spray will prevent perspiration without staining the clothes.

Drop Daily Shampoo from Your Schedule

If you shampoo your hair every day, you’ll dry it out and get a nice bout of dandruff at the same time. Your hair is healthiest and easiest to style in the day or two following each shampoo. That’s because the natural oils in your scalp nourish the hairs and keep everything healthy.

Shampoo strips the hair of excess oil and good oils, so it should only be used every other day or two. Instead, just rinse the hair and use a daily condition to keep it nourished and always follow a shampoo with conditioner to restore it to a healthier, more hydrated state.


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