Let's face it, uni plays havoc on our lifestyles and our skin, thanks to late nights, be it through studying or partying hard, and long days. All this can leave you feeling a little stressed, both outside and in.
What to do? Pack your bag with a few essentials to get you through your semester. To help you out, we've collated our firm favourites perfect for any beauty-loving student. And let's not forget, you get an extra 10% student discount off all products here at FD too, so you can get shopping guilt free.
Need we say it, you'll need a good shampoo and conditioner to keep that mane in top condition, especially if extra nights out mean more styling. But there are a few other fast fixes to help you maintain lovely locks.
If you're rushing to a lecture early doors, and there's no time for a long shower, freshen up with a good dry shampoo, like COLAB's Volume Dry Shampoo London. And before you start going crazy with those heated styling tools, be sure to douse on some heat defence. We especially like Derma V10 Sexy Messy Hair Heat Defence Spray.
Makeup to wake up to
Bags under the eyes and a general look of fatigue isn't what you had in mind for those uni photos, let alone seeing that in your reflection each morning. The good news is that you don't need a whole bag of tricks to turn it around. A few well-chosen products will work wonders.
Make sure to get a high coverage concealer, like Rimmel's fatigue-busting Match Perfection Concealer. For blemishes, we love Technic's Tea Tree Oil Concealer with its added spot fighting action. A palette will go a long way to solving all your makeup look, day and night, and it will keep your case more compact. Check out Marco By Design's Large Eyeshadow Palette for starters.
Go for glow
One of our favourite cheats for glowing skin is achieved with a primer. Add it after your moisturiser and under your foundation, BB cream or concealer, and you??ll have a smoother, more luminous skin tone to work with.
Try something like W7's Prime Magic Anti Fatigue Brightening Face Primer if your skin needs a bit of rebalancing too. To up your glow game even further, add a highlighter to your makeup kit and work it into the parts of your face where the light hits, after your foundation and concealer. Sleek Barekissed Illuminator is just one lovely product that will make you look sun-kissed and fresh.
Soothing skin treats
Rule number 1: always take your makeup off fully at the end of the day. Doing it properly with a cleanser, toner and moisturiser suitable for your skin type will help you care for your skin, even after long days and nights in full makeup. It's also worth stocking up on some soothing skin products to help replenish and revive tired complexions. Derma V10's Clay Mask Detoxifying Tube will help you rebalance. And for blemish-prone skin, opt for clever products like Dermalogica's Clear Start Breakout Overnight Treatment.