Hi all! @NurseMeToBeauty here! I am so happy to be guest writing on Surviving Student Nursing’s blog. A little bit about me, I graduated in May with my BSN and passed my NCLEX back in July. I am a lover of all things nursing and beauty, which is why I wanted to talk about both today!
This post is dedicated to both student and registered nurses alike, who are looking for must-have beauty products that won’t break the bank (because let’s be real, those nursing books and fees are not cheap). But this isn’t only for my ladies… boys, you deserve pampering too! After those long studying nights, or long shifts, everyone deserves to unwind. We can’t take care of others all day long and forget about ourselves!
- My favorite face mask to do once a week. After being in the hospital, I definitely like to unclog the pores in my face. I mix one-part powder with one-part apple cider vinegar for a pulsating mask that deep cleans!
- Tip: I also use the apple cider vinegar as a toner each night after I wash my face! So it’s good for both masks and as a toner… nothing like a multifunctional item to have in your beauty cabinet!
Aztec Mask: 1 pound for $8.30 <-Link to Amazon
Apple Cider Vinegar: 16 oz. for $7.38 <-Link to Amazon
- Chapstick is a must have in my scrub pocket, but not just any chapstick. I have had my Rosebud salve tin since the beginning of nursing school and I will never use another brand ever again! It is the only chapstick I have never lost… and it’s only $6 at Sephora! Crazy, right?! I just found it in a tube last semester, which is a little more sanitary.
Salve Tin: $6.75 <-Link to Amazon
Salve Tube: $6.47 <-Link to Amazon
3. You’re never too old for a bath. LUSH has some of the best “bath bombs” that are loaded with essential oils that fizzle when they hit the water. Baths are the perfect way to relax the night before a big test or at the beginning of shift 1 of 4.
Robot Bomb (Lavender bedtime soother): $4.50
4. Bath & Body Works Stress Relief is my favorite scent. I have it in their 3-wick-candle, hand sanitizer, shampoo & conditioner, body lotion, and hand cream. Although I would recommend all, I think you need the hand cream in your pocket at all times. Nurses wash their hands and use alcohol-based sanitizer more than they drink water during a shift. This fits perfect in your scrub pocket to keep those hands from getting dry!
Hand Cream: $12.70 <- Link to Amazon
5.The cheapest beauty product of all, SLEEP! I could sit here and list hundreds of beauty products that can help you to feel better, cleaner, less stressed, etc. but what your body really needs is sleep. Of course, easier said than done. I know. However, listen to your body. Put down the phone. Turn off the Netflix. And just let your body recuperate after walking 10,000+ steps in the hospital or reading and taking notes for 4+ hours for your big test. Trust me, your body will thank you!
Well, that’s all I have for today! Thank you to Surviving Student Nursing for having me and thanks for reading! I hope you check me out on Instagram @NurseMeToBeauty for more nursing and beauty related posts! Make sure to let me know if you purchase any of these products!