Adults returning to college face many challenges that young adults do not. They often have children and jobs to juggle while taking college classes and usually do not have as much energy as they did when they were younger. For adult female college students it can be very difficult to balance school, life and a beauty routine; a problem compounded by the effect exhaustion and late night college cram sessions can have on their looks.
If juggling a beauty routine and college is a problem you are facing having these essential items in your school bag can help you keep up with your beauty routine, which is particularly important in winter. However, before stocking your school bag with these items I suggest you purchase travel size items. You can also purchase empty travel size containers to store your beauty supplies in so you will not have to deal with the hassle of transferring these items from your school bag to your medicine cabinet each day.
Moisturizer that includes sunscreen: A good moisturizer is crucial for looking your best. It will help hydrate skin dried out from inadequate rest and exposure to the elements that is so common in college. A moisturizer that includes a minimum of SPF 15 sunscreen is optimal to save you time. If your moisturizer does not contain sunscreen then you will need this product also.
Concealer: A good concealer is necessary part of any beauty routine to banish raccoon eyes brought on by late night study sessions.
Powder: A spare compact of powder will help you hide skin imperfections, zap shine and boost your concealer’s ability to hide dark under eye circles in just a few minutes.
Hair brush: Keeping a hair brush in your school bag is a great way to pull yourself together on days that you are running late and find yourself “doing your hair” by running your heat full blast in your car to dry it while you are driving to college.
Hair detangler or de-frizz product: Applying some of your favorite detangler/defrizz product can make your hair behave quickly no matter what mood it is in. perfect for when you only have a few minutes before class to vanquish a bad hair day.
Deodorant- A small stick of deodorant in your school bag mean you will never have to worry if you forget to apply it in the morning or sweat more than usual. Essential to more than just your appearance, smelling good improves your overall sense of well-being and self confidence an important part of succeeding in college.
Lip Gloss – A light moisturizing lip gloss, preferably with added sunscreen will give you a “put together” look in less than a minute. Keep some of this in your school bag and apply it occasionally to give a hint of color while also warding off painful and unattractive chapped lips.
There is no limit to the number of items you can carry with you, but these essential items will take up little room in your bag. They will also help you stop a rough morning from becoming a rough day leaving you more time to focus on the most important aspect of attending college which is furthering your education.