9 Things To Do To Optimize Your College Routine

Make this your most efficient semester ever.

Don’t dread heading back to campus this year. Instead, optimize your routine so you’re working smarter, not harder. But exactly how are you supposed to do that? No worries—we’re here to help.

Thanks to brands like ORI London, Starface World, and The Body Shop, it’s never been easier to head back to school. Check out the best things you can buy to make your college routine solid this semester.

1. Get a Durable Backpack

Canfield B Recycled Canvas Backpack — $104.95

You’re obviously going to want a solid backpack for your time at college. More importantly, you need a backpack that is going to hold up against the elements (and 4 years of being hauled and thrown around).

Allow us to introduce you to the Canfield backpack from ORI London. The design features a wide mouth to fit all your stuff and a chunky zipper to keep it secure. It can easily fit your laptop, too. Plus, all of ORI London’s bags are made from recycled materials!

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2. Really Invest in Preventative Skincare

Micro-Cloud — $17.99

You know when you can feel a breakout coming on, but you don’t really know how to fix it until it actually happens? Yeah, we’ve all been there. But there is hope, thanks to a revolutionary pimple patch from Starface World. 

Mirco-Cloud uses hydrocolloid and microdarts to target irritated spots early, going deep under your skin to start working on those pesky pimples before they make it to the surface. Feeling fab has never been easier!

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3. Grab a Bar Of Soap So You’ll Stay Super Clean

Olive Soap — $7.00

Just because you’re living away from home for the first time doesn’t mean you should slack on things like hygiene. Staying clean is a must, especially if you’re using shared bathrooms and showers. 

Bar soap is going to smash any dirt or grime best, and we love this bar from The Body Shop. It’s formulated with olive to make it extra moisturizing. Plus, it smells incredible.

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4. Buy a Wallet For All The Important Stuff

Carnaby Recycled Canvas Wallet — $29.95

Between your dorm key, your student ID, your regular ID, and everything else you need in college, it can be easy to lose track of the most important items. Keep all your valuables safe with the Carnaby Wallet from ORI London.

The wallet is divided up into three sections, all secured with one main zipper, making it harder for things to fall out. Plus, it’ll look super cute with your ORI London backpack and belt bag!

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5. Get Rid of Stubborn Spots Overnight

Hydro-Stars® + Big Blue — $16.99

Breakouts that happen deep under your skin can really bring you down. Plus, they tend to hurt—big time. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect thing to help you along with your beauty sleep.

This innovative breakout patch from Starface World is designed to shrink deeper spots under your skin. Formulated with 1% salicylic acid and hydrocolloid they will help reduce the appearance of inflammation and help calm down spots overnight, keeping you feeling fresh!

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6. Use Body Butter To Keep Your Skin Extra Hydrated

Shea Body Butter — $24.00

Don’t let dry skin get you down! Staying moisturized in the dorm rooms can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a humidifier handy. Instead, opt for a more budget-friendly solution by grabbing some ultra-rich shea butter. 

Known for its skin-healing qualities, this shea butter from The Body Shop feels so luxurious on your skin. It’ll definitely become part of your daily routine in no time!

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7. Snag a Crossbody Bag So You Can Go Hands-Free

Creative Waste Recycled Nylon Round Bag — $64.95

A crossbody is always a nice thing to grab, especially when you’re going out and don’t want to mess with lugging a bag around all day and night. Thankfully, this bag from ORI London is here to the rescue!

The Creative Waste Recycled Nylon Round Bag has 3 different pockets to keep all your stuff organized, and it’s even weather-resistant!

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8. Opt for Pimple Patches For Those Unexpected Breakouts

Hydro-Stars® + Big Yellow — $14.99

You know that one pimple that just won’t go away, no matter what you do? The pimple patches from Starface World are a game-changer for those stubborn spots. You’re going to want to pick up a pack ASAP.

Small, and easy to carry around wherever you go, these patches are formulated with the best stuff to help stop your breakout in its tracks. And they also look super cute.  

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9. Try a New Signature Fragrance

Apricot & Agave Hair & Body Mist — $18.00

Why not branch out a bit when you head off to college this year? Instead of your tried and true signature scent, opt for something new! The Body Shop has tons of different fragrances to choose from. You’re bound to find one you love!

While there’s plenty to choose from, we love how fresh this apricot and agave scent is. It’s perfect if you’re looking for something light without being overpowering.

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Feeling more ready for the new school year? So are we! Remember to shop with Student Beans for any last-minute stuff you need before you head out.

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with ORI London, Starface World, and The Body Shop.