Still single and mingling? Want to keep up with your SkinB5 but are always out?
Being a teenager is fun. So are your twenties.
Adventures are had, lessons are learned and mistakes are made.
These vary between people.
For me, it was during my university years. I discovered alcohol, parties and all the joys associated. My closest and dearest friend taught me how to pack my essentials into a backpack and head out from home on a Thursday or Friday evening and move between dates, parties and friend’s couches until the following Monday.
What my friend and I shared many things. Aside from our love of liquor, making new friends, gender studies classes and effectively backpacking our hometown of Melbourne was our mutual frustration with our skin. We both suffered acne. Granted, drinking alcohol and the other issues that come with the lifestyle of late nights and parties aren’t great for acne, but this was a persistent issue for us both.
Whether you are single or not, when you’re settled, as I am now, and you wake in your own bed every morning, it’s easy to maintain your routine. When your 19 and wake up on a couch, or in someone’s backyard, in a suburb you’ve never heard of, it makes maintaining a clear skin routine more difficult.
Should you find yourself in such a situation, or if you plan to, here are my key tips:
Keep your SkinB5 on you. Carry a bottle of SkinB5 Extra Strength Tablets in your backpack, or if that’s too bulky then grab enough to last you a day or so. I tend to keep them in the change pocket of my wallet.
Leave your SkinB5 where it can be found. I used to balance two jobs – one was an internship where I had SkinB5 on my desk, the other was in retail where I had SkinB5 in my locker. The rest of my time was spent working out how to fit in as much fun out and about as possible before I ended up at one of those places. This meant that if I forgot or misplaced my caplets, I had some readily available.
Maintain a healthy water intake. Don’t let yourself get dehydrated, you can learn more about why in this blog.
Keep a packet of clean wipes on you. I don’t know how good alcohol wipes are for your skin, but they’re better than going without a shower – let’s be honest. Sometimes this is a reality when you don’t know where you are and you’re in a hurry to get to university or work.
Finally? Go home! When you are home, take advantage of it. Relish your shower, sink into your bed and ensure you enjoy all your readily available products – especially your face mask which can help clear your skin after a big weekend!
A mid-twenties Melburnian cliche, Nick Bell, a bearded student suffers wanderlust, a soft spot of his city’s cafe culture and a love of cycling. He writes from experience, having suffered acne himself throughout both high school and university, and it’s something he still battles today. Nick also writes a personal blog where he is documenting his journey for clear skin with SkinB5, having previously given up after years of ineffective.