Returning from my Blogging Hiatus with some Beauty Product Reviews for Stress

Hello everyone!!!

I have missed blogging, and I am so happy to be back!!!

For the past two weeks, I have been in exam season, which basically means that I have been studying all day, and going to work at night since my workplace is going crazy in the Christmas season. Unfortunately, this meant that blogging was put on the back burner while I got through exams, though not intentionally. It just kind of worked out that way when I found the internet so distracting that I cut myself off from it so I could actually focus on studying.

With four exams down, and one still to go on the 22nd, I have a few days in between and thought I better get back into the swing of blogging, and what better way to do this than with some beauty tips for when you’re stressed.

Exam time is very stressful, and sometimes your beauty and skin care regimes can suffer. Because of this, I have compiled a few products that have become part of my exam season arsenal so that my skin remains clean and healthy.


The first product is Biotherm’s Biosource Exfoliating Gel, sold for $20. This is a cleansing gel for normal or combination skin and, if you have extremely sensitive skin like me, then this is a wonderful face wash. It also has very little scent. I have been using it for over three years now, and I have never looked back. It leaves my skin feeling all clean and scrubbed free of oil and dead skin cells, which is essential during exam season when you are stressed and your pores are secreting more oil that usual.


This next product is Biotherm’s Aquasource Deep Hydration Replenishing Gel for normal or combination skin. This moisturizer is quite pricy at $47, but very little is needed per use, so the jar actually lasts quite a long time. It is the most intensive moisturizer I have ever come across, keeping my skin hydrated for well over a day and a half. Application is quite easy, with 5 small dollops of gel: one on the forehead, one on the nose, one on each cheek, and one on the chin. When blending the gel into skin, it literally feels like it is melting, cooling and hydrating as it goes. In times of stress, my skin gets all out of wack and tends to veer towards the dry side, which is where this little beauty comes in.


Despite all my efforts to remember to cleanse and moisturize to keep blemish-causing particles off my skin and out of my pores, a few always manage to pop up, which is when I reach for my Clean and Clear Invisible Blemish Treatment. This can be found at any drug store for about $7, but it appears to go on sale quite a bit. It works on normal, oily, or combination skin, and even works well with sensitive skin. I put it on a blemish as soon as I see one coming up and, by the next day, its size and redness is drastically reduced, and by the second day, it is usually gone. I love this product so much that I even keep one in my purse for when I’m out and can’t wait to get home to stop a blemish in its tracks. I would like to note though that this product is not as effective if you have more serious acne beyond the occasional blemish here and there, and it is not meant for blackheads.


The final product is Aveda’s hand relief moisturizing cream. During exam season, especially for the fall term, my hands dry out from the weather and the stress. With all of the writing notes and index cards and concept maps, you’d think that moisturizing my hands would be easy to remember, but not always. This product is $33, but works wonders on dry hands, and isn’t overly oily, so you can still be writing and studying without your hand slipping on the pen or getting your paper all sticky with cream. Plus, it smells amazing.


So this is my little exam season arsenal of the must-have products for stressful times to ensure that the health and cleanliness of my skin does not have to suffer with me during studying. I hope everyone has had a lovely past two weeks, and I am looking forward to getting back into blogging once exam season ends, and I can kick into Christmas gear.

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2 Responses to Returning from my Blogging Hiatus with some Beauty Product Reviews for Stress

  1. All the best with the last exam 🙂


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