dotsCollege Girl Beauty Tips for Any Age

Published on April 21, 2012 by Sonya's Spotlight

Kristin Jenkins

by Kristin Jenkins

As a student at the University of Georgia, maintaining a beauty and fitness regimen is essential to looking good and feeling good. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and ages, and just like a college girl, you, too, can have an inner and outer glow.

College Girl Diet Tips:
Limit the intake of processed foods such as frozen meals. Most are high in sodium, dehydrates the body, affects the cardiovascular system and stimulates weight gain. You should also limit simple sugar intake to avoid diabetes. Instead of sugary foods, choose complex sugars such as whole grain bread products. Remember, moderation is the key to a healthy diet.


Try not to eat anything solid three hours before bedtime. If you do, just keep in mind that your body will not have time to burn off the calories, which may lead to weight gain. I suggest starting the day off with a nutritious, high calorie breakfast, which jump-starts your metabolism. Another metabolism booster is Vitamin B12, which can be found in meat, fish, milk (and milk products), eggs and poultry. Along with a diet high in B12, eating foods high in fiber keeps the digestive track healthy. Some high fiber foods include fruits, veggies, and whole grains.

Avoid dark colored sodas, which contain carcinogens, a cancer-causing agent. Research has shown that 100,000 Americans with cancer have been linked to drinking sodas regularly. Nutrition counselor Anthony Cody advises people to “Re-think” what they drink! “Calories are more nutritious when eaten,” he said. Try to avoid caffeine because it’s a stimulant that increases your heart rate and causes potential dependency. Energy drinks containing niacin and caffeine dehydrate the body and increase chances of heart disease.

Kristin in her favorite city - Los Angeles

College Girl Fitness Tips:
Growing up as a competitive cheerleader, it was easier for me to stay in shape naturally. However, once I stopped cheering, I had to make sure I did at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise a day in order for my body to stay trim and healthy. Although there are several aerobic exercises you can choose from, such as jogging, dancing or swimming, whatever exercise you choose, make sure it’s something enjoyable for you. Walking is a great, low-impact aerobic that keeps you physically fit.

College Girl Skin-Care Tips:
For smooth, soft, and glowing skin, wash your face twice a day. I personally recommend Mary Kay products because they are made for different skin types and have worked well for me. Washing makeup off before going to bed is essential to keeping your skin healthy. It also keeps your pores unclogged. For supple, youthful skin, you must also use a moisturizer with SPF 15. Sunscreen protects your skin from sun damage. “You should use a mask or use microdermabrasion at least twice a week and moisturize morning and night to keep you skin in top shape,” said Mary Kay Senior Sales Director Martica Jenkins.

Remember that drinking lots of water benefits all bodily functions and is essential to staying healthy. Drink at least eight glasses a day.

Your overall health is not only determined by what you eat and drink – but by what you think. No matter what your age, keep a positive attitude. Your attitude will determine your altitude.

Celebrity Fitness Tip From One of my Favorite Actresses:


“JUST DO IT. That’s my biggest tip. Get off your butt and hit the gym. The biggest challenge is that you just don’t want to do it. You’ve got to pay for what you put in your mouth. Just get to the gym. Once you get there you’ll feel pressure and you’ll be a little competitive.”


Kristin Jenkins is a senior studying Communications at the University of Georgia. She will contribute regular articles highlighting beauty & fitness.

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