Self Care Tips


Ashton Christianson

In our daily lives, we can find that we have become more stressed than we used to be. As college students–especially around midterms and finals–the stress can get intense, but it’s important to remember to take care of oneself.

Relaxing can be different from person to person, but the most important thing is that you set aside time for yourself in your daily schedule. This time can be used to workout or enjoying a hobby of yours. I’ve compiled a list of tips to help get you started.


Skin Care:

It’s a good idea to start adding a few hours a week to do mask and skin care routines. If you so this on the weekend, you’re able to take more time than you would be able to during the week.   

The type of mask that is best for you to use depends on your skin Make sure you wash your face before using a mask. Cucumber masks are soothing for most skin types.

Some people like to use nose stripes after using a mask to help remove blackheads. This is a good way to unclog pores. However, it’s never a good idea to try and unclog your pores by force (such as popping pimples) because it can cause scarring.

Hair Mask:

Using a hair mask once a week can help to add a shine to your hair. You can find many recipes for an all natural mask on Pinterest. Making the mask yourself can sometimes be healthier and less expensive.


When you get out of the shower, try using an oil (after shaving). Not only will this help to moisturize your skin, but it also smells good. I recommend using Roseship oil.

Physical Activity:

Any physical activity can help to leave you feeling happier, and it can also wake you up in the morning. It does not even have to be a mile run in the morning–yoga can give you the same effect.


Proper nutrition can  help contain breakouts as well as help increase your energy.  Drinking plenty of water daily can help clear up your skin and prevent further breakouts.

Other ways nutrition can help your daily lives is by eating fruits such as bananas and blueberries which have been known to help increase your energy.


These simple tips can help to improve your daily lives if put into practice on a daily basis. You may not see changes at first, but if you keep up with it, you’ll see the benefits these tips can have on your life.