Here's How We Suggest Your Relieve the Stress of Finals

It’s the last week of the semester and that means it’s finals’ week. Forget “the most wonderful;” to college students this is the most stressful time of the year.

Stress is unhealthy both mentally and physically. It can cause inflammation of breakouts, redness of the skin, dry skin, thinning hair, and dark circles. All of these can be prevented or reduced by giving yourself some of the TLC you deserve.

Sooth your mind and your skin.


In efforts to make it through the all-nighters, you’re probably drinking tons of sugary drinks. Sugar plus stress is a terrible combination that can cause your skin to inflame with breakouts and redness. The Burt’s Bees Cucumber and Sage facial cleansing towelettes help to remove makeup, dirt, and oil like every other cleansing towelette but the cucumber helps to sooth the skin. Stress can also cause you to have dry skin especially if you’re not hydrating yourself properly by drinking water. The Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray is great to throw in your bag and use when you need to feel refreshed. Rose water is great for moisturizing and soothing your skin plus the fragrance is a refreshing, pick me up. Another thing that you can use while studying is aromatherapy to make your study space into a more calm environment. Eucalyptus is an amazing essential oil with a scent that can help to reduce stress. Add it to your bath, oil burner, or even get it in the form of lotions and soaps.

Stressed out? Mask it out.


Face masks are a great way to give your skin some extra love while studying. You don’t have to go anywhere or talk to anyone so you have the time to sit with a mask on and you can still get your work done. Masks help to pull out the extra dirt, oil and makeup that’s in your pores which if left, can add to the inflammation of breakouts. By using a mask your reducing the effects of stress on your skin.

Take a relaxing bath


It’s so important to take a break while studying. Cramming information will only make you more stressed and has been proven to be ineffective. Give yourself a few minutes to take a bath. Grab your favorite bath bomb, a candle, your Spotify playlist (or the CollegeFashionista Office Hours Podcast), and sit back. Allow yourself to focus on something that has nothing to do with finals week.

A mani-pedi good for the mind


Painting your nails is another way to take a break from studying and just do something relaxing. If you’re like me you may be very impatient when it comes to waiting for the polish to dry and prefer having a professional do them. So make yourself a deal after you finish studying for two exams, treat yourself to a mani-pedi and relax for a bit before hitting the books again.

In order to do our best, you need to feel your best or at least close to your best as you can get.