Freshers Week 2: Exercising the spirits

It’s the end of Freshers week and your temple has seen better days. Today I’m posting tips I’ve tried and tested on how to restore your body to its former shining glory in the quickest way possible.

One of the first life hacks I remember coming across years ago is one to clear up skin, which I thought would be a good one to start with. If the heavy makeup and late night sessions are starting to wear away at your complexion, a dab of Listerine on any reddening breakouts will reduce redness and minimise visibility. I swear by this tip as my skin isn’t great at the best of times. It’s especially handy when time is of the essence in the post-session depression state.

Secondly, if you are planning a session, and still intend on going to college the next day (good choice), preparing for a few minutes the before will save you all manner of headache in the morning. Simple little things like pulling together a comfortable outfit and leaving it beside my bed, ready to go in the morning has been the difference between me making it to college and not making it to college in the morning. Get your bag for class together the night before so you’re not fumbling around trying to remember and find everything you need at the last minute. Leave a bottle of water beside your bed so you can start re-hydrating as soon as you’re awake. Planning saves time and headaches when you’re not feeling your best.

Another tip for the girls, although I’m sure a lot of you already know this one – fake tan streaks can be tackled head on with lemon juice. This hack came from a great site called Student Beans. The acid in the lemon juice helps cut through the fake tan quicker than just washing it off, and by rubbing it with a hot wet face cloth, it works that much better.

(The image from below is from  http://www.studentbeans.com/student101/a/leisure/21-life-hacks-for-girls4907.html )

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Lastly, and I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times already but water really is the key. If you didn’t hydrate while drinking it’s not too late to start. Your body is pushing out all the toxins left over from the night before and will continue to do so all day, so replace the liquids you’re losing and recovery will be that bit quicker. Tea is lovely and comforting, but at the end of the day the tannins in tea stop your body from absorbing iron, which can make you nauseous, tired and light-headed, and give you headaches. Today is not the day to ‘put the kettle on’ I’m afraid.

Feel better guys!

Lizzie

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2 thoughts on “Freshers Week 2: Exercising the spirits

  1. I would like to point out an inaccuracy in your last paragraph there. Tea does not cause headaches (unless you haven’t had a cup all day), it is the cure to all of life’s misfortunes.

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