Easy Health and Beauty Tips - For Time-Strapped Students

Sometimes we all need a little freshening up after a long and stressful day. The health and medical industry is booming, from California all the way across the country to Pennsylvania. Many people are taking courses in this growing field. Students, especially nursing students, have a harried day full of working, classes, homework, and internships. Nurses are busy people with a dirty job that requires long hours of standing on their feet. 

However, just because you’re busy and stressed, doesn’t mean you have to look it. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can employ to look healthy, beautiful, and refreshed.

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Wash Your Face

One of the most important aspects of your beauty routine should be washing your face before bed. The Huffington Post interviewed Dr. Eric Schweiger, founder of the Clear Clinic, who said, "Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment, which the makeup holds on to. Free radicals cause the breakdown of healthy collagen, which results in fine lines on the skin. Additionally, makeup can clog the pores while you sleep, resulting in the development of acne." 

Be sure to wash the dirt and grime away nightly to keep your skin clear and beautiful. Keep a packet of makeup removing cleansing cloths in your bedside nightstand for those few emergency occasions when you fall into bed and realize you forgot to wash your face.

Focus on Your Eyes

If you are short on time, the one area you want to focus on is your eyes. A bright, wide-open eye makes you look awake and refreshed. Dot a bit of concealer underneath the eye to cover any tell-tale dark circles. If lack of sleep has caused a bloodshot appearance to your eyes, use a couple of drops of a redness reducing solution to clear them up. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes and along the brow bones. Finish up by using a white or flesh-toned eyeliner along the bottom lash lines. Now with those tips you look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

It is of the utmost importance that you stay hydrated throughout the day. By drinking a proper amount of water each day, you’re not only keeping your body in prime working order, but you’re also keeping your skin beautiful. Without proper hydration, your skin becomes dry and loses that dewy glow. Bring a water bottle to work with you each day to stay hydrated. The Mayo Clinic recommends about 9 cups of total beverages per day.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

The Sleep Foundation suggests that adults need about 7-9 hours of sleep each night to feel rested and rejuvenated. To get a good night’s sleep:

  • Stick to a sleep schedule, go to bed at the same time every night
  • Turn off all electronic devices about one hour before bed
  • Make sure you have a comfortable mattress, pillows, and bedding
  • Exercise daily
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can rob you of your sleep

For example, nursing students are always running and have little time to take care of themselves. But as you see from above there are great ways to care for yourself and always look refreshed. 

Also to help nursing students can slow down a bit, there are online options for students working on accelerated nursing degrees.  This can save you time and energy. Accredited online programs, such as those offered by Gwynedd Mercy University, which offers RN to BSN programs in PA and across the country, can help you by providing the flexibility you need. Take classes on your schedule, at times that are convenient for you. 

Another benefit is that you save time on traveling, which means more time for beauty sleep. And, if you want to go to class in your pajamas, no one will know! The time you save by taking online courses can be used to keep yourself healthy, happy, and beautiful.

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