So University Is Finally Over

I've waited for so long to write this post, three years ago I was halfway through my A-Levels and I was ready to start preparing for University. It feels weird now to say that it's all over, and I can relax for a month before starting my new job. When I finished my exam I expected to have this uplifting ecstatic feeling, and I did but I was also left with this weird feeling that it's all over and that's it. It's weird when you've spent so long writing your dissertation and preparing for exams for it to just all be done, everyone finishes at different times and it's just generally weird.

But it makes me more than excited to start my new job and not to get all soppy but start a new chapter, I have a lot of good and bad memories from University. I made friends for life and also experienced parts of life I never thought I would, I always used to cringe when people said that University helped them change as a person. But I do genuinely believe it does something, …

How I'm Caring For My Body In Autumn

It's getting cold let's be serious, there's only so many nights you can spend freezing whilst going through the whole skincare routine. As great as it is to look after your skin, you don't need to look after yourself too. I'm quite bad at taking time out for me, I normally spend all day and most of the night at University and then by the time I get back it's a quick shower and skincare routine and then it's time to get into bed and spend the next 3 hours scrolling through everything. In Autumn your skin is facing different concerns, my skin gets so dry and my acne flares up so much so my routine has definitely taken a bit of a revamp for Autumn and take some time out to look after me and my body.

The main thing is my cleanser, yes I am still on the cleansing milk love train by L'Oreal but I've incorporated a hot flannel to the mix and oh my it's a right treat for my face. Especially when it's so cold outside and the last thing I want is to feel more cold water on my face this is seriously a very simple pleasure. I'm making sure I pack on a bit of extra moisturiser and get that tea tree oil on my skin the second I feel a spot coming on to ensure my acne stays at bay.

Face masks and scrubs have really been getting into the routine lately, it takes 2 minutes to apply a face mask and whilst am moving about in my flat trying to sort stuff out my skin is being taken cared of. And the same goes for a face scrub, I can give my face a good scrub and let it sink in for a second whilst spending those valuable 2 minutes getting some intense Pinterest scrolling going. It's very subtle changes but they can really make all the difference.

Baths and showers are getting a revamp, I'm not normally a proper bath person I used to be able to spend hours in a bath but now it's a strong 20 minutes and then I wanna be out doing stuff. I'm taking more time to properly relax in the bath and I'm living my phone in another room and getting a Netflix show on. It's great to get me to unwind and generally take some time away from my phone, again it's small changes but it really makes a difference.

On a bit of a health note, I've been investing in some vitamins and tiger balm. Sounds odd but I have a few health issues and when it gets cold it really flares up, the vitamins are helping my immune system get into shape and fight off the chesty coughs that are due any day. Also for those of us who are achy joints or if you wake up feeling a bit blegh, using a bit of tiger balm at night really helps to loosen your body and get you into a bit of comfort. There's quite a strong smell to it so unless you can handle the smell then put it on early morning, it has a slight menthol scent to it. 

These few changes have been helping me and my body throughout Autumn, I also really wanna get back into reading if you could recommend me a book to check out that would be great. 

Until next time, Chloe! 


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