No matter how old you get, the thrill and nerves surrounding the first day of school never subside. To help ease your nerves we’ve put together an article full of everything you need. You need to look refreshed and feel your best on the first day of school. The best part? These are tips that you can use any day of the school year to look and feel great all year round. Check it out!
Many students don’t head back to school for a few more weeks, making it the perfect time to start getting your sleep schedule back on track. Whether we like to admit it or not, the long days catching up with old friends and late nights catching up on your favorite Netflix series take a toll on your bedtime routine. When classes start you’ll be getting up earlier which means you’ll need to start hitting the sack earlier too. Start by getting into bed 30 minutes earlier and waking up 30 minutes earlier for a day or two. After two days make it thirty minutes earlier than the current time, continuing to adjust your schedule until your sleep schedule is back on track for the school year. Keep in mind, you should be getting an average of 8 hours of sleep per night, however, some people operate best with more or less sleep. You know your body and what feels right, as long as you feel rested and can function properly, then you’ll be okay.
Keep A Calm Mental State
Whether it’s the day before school starts or the eve of a big test, it’s important that you keep a calm mental state in the hours leading up to the big day. Not only will doing so make it easier to fall asleep, but you’ll be able to give your full and undivided attention to the occasion. To maintain a calm mental state, you should avoid all kinds of stimulants; this includes things like caffeine and alcohol, as well as arguments with friends and other unnecessary stressors.
If you don’t already have an exercise routine, here’s your 1,001 reason to start one. Research has shown that those who work out on a regular basis have higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem when compared to those who don’t. If the gym scene isn’t your thing, get into the habit of taking your dog for an evening walk, sign up for a hot yoga class, or even consult YouTube for some of the hottest workout videos. As long as you get your body moving for a minimum of 30 minutes you’ll feel and look better for days to come.
Show Your skin Some TLC
The summer can take a toll on your skin. Between beach days, new makeup products, and 2 for 1 mixed drinks with the girls, your skin will start to look drained and dull. If you can you should make an appointment with a trusted and certified esthetician. They will do whatever it takes to get your skin looking great again. You can also take matters into your own hands by sticking to a healthy skincare regimen which involves cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Finally, the best thing you can do for your skin is to stay hydrated! Get into the habit of bringing a reusable water bottle with you whenever you leave the house.