My NYSC camp skin care + my experience

I went to the NYSC camp really determined to maintain my skin no matter what. I didn't want to come back home with breakouts, dark spots or looking 100x darker than my complexion. You really don't need the most expensive skin products to have healthy skin. Just pay attention to the basic needs of the skin and this can go a long way.
MY SKINCARE  
  • I used baby wipes to clean my makeup every night and we all know baby products are the soothing to the skin. 
  • I tried my best not to touch my face during the day because it's a very sensitive part of the body. In camp, your hands come in contact with sand, grass and many other germ infested things you have no idea about and I was not ready to get those germs lurking around my face like lions waiting to devour me.
  • I used hand sanitizer every hour. This, I was very particular about. Especially for those unconscious times when you actually end up touching your face.
  • For my skin colour, I always had on my foundation which had sunscreen in it. If you're not the foundation type, you can just have sunscreen and be sure that your complexion isn't going to be different at the end of camp.
  • I disinfected the water I used to bathe every single day. Because the water in camp can't be trusted.
  • Most importantly, I made sure I did not reduce my water intake. I still drank water like the little camel that I am and that kept my skin hydrated and healthy.  

I never used any particular skin care product apart from my body cream. I did all these religiously and it paid off big time!

MY EXPERIENCE


I hated/liked camp. I hated it because we were treated like soldiers. If you see me in real life you would know that I am nothing close to being a soldier. I slept for just 3 hours every night because I had to wake up at 3am and get ready for the day. I fell sick twice and collapsed once. My friends and I got alot of hate because we were seen as "the private school girls" funny right? lol!. But we also got alot of love so we focused more on the love and paid no attention to the hate.
I liked it because I had friends that brought happiness and joy to me. Shoutout to Faith, Bukky, Chudy, Nanshin,Alma, Audu, Blessing and Dayo for being a part of this experience. We all shared the bad and good times together and we laughed about them. I also liked it because I got alot of attention and what girl doesn't love attention?! ;)

UPDATE: I later redeployed from Nasarawa state after I was posted to a very remote village inside one thick forest. So I was posted to Lagos state (as per serious connections hehehe ;). I worked in a very nice company (with staff bus so traffic didn't bother me :D). I met a lot of people, got good working experience in the financial sector and even saved like 200k because I never spent my monthly allowee! I loved my service year!

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15 comments:

  1. I forgot my sunscreen and ended up getting dark :( ....still trying to regain my colour. And the fun part of camp is the friends that keep you company. They keep you smiling when things get tough. :D

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    1. Awww sorry about that :(
      Yes! The friends are the best hehehehe

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  2. What sunscreen should I get please.

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    1. I recommend the neutropenia beach defense because they have one of SPF.70 which is pretty high. You can get it here http://www.konga.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?cat=0&q=serious-sun-protection-spf-30-plus

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  3. Wow! Am almost afraid to go now, but It's in God's hands. I'll be going for camp this month, what do you advice I take as regards makeup I mean?

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    1. You can take 1 neutral eyeshadow palette, a liquid eye liner, a mini mascara, a set of travel brushes, face primer, a few lipsticks, 1 blush, compact powder and foundation. Good luck dear

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  4. Hi. How was the camp at Keffi like? The accommodation, the soldiers, the environment etc. i should be in the 28th October batch and im still contemplating remobilisation because id be on my period on the 4th November and i have the worst cramps. I dont know, ive heard about how mean the soldiers can be. Would they let me leave camp for like 3 days :/ if not, would i still have to do the whole drill etc even on mu period ? :(

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    1. Hi dear. Keffiyeh camp isn't as bad as some other states. The environment is okay. Accommodation isn't good in any state so I advise you go as early as you can to get a good bed position. Some of my friends were on their period during camp. I advise you buy a few packs of disposable panties (they're quite cheap) from the market or any store around you so that you won't need to be washing them. You can also go to the clinic & fake your sickness if you're feeling weird during that time (try to make a doctor friend. There is a place quite close to the mami market where my friends & I used to pay for the private bathrooms and toilets with hot water. People actually get an exeat paper to leave camp on medical grounds for a few days so you can also do that. If you want to redeploy, try not to choose hard stares like Lagos, Abuja or port harcourt so as to increase your chances of actually getting redeployed (Unless your connection is very strong). If you choose to stay in Nasarawa, try to work it to places like Karu or Keffi cuz they are close to Abuja. Although, I was able to redeploy to Lagos.
      Good luck dear xoxo

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  5. Hi again thank you very much for your answer. I planned on going to camp the day after the official resumption date which is the 29th, as I had no plan on staying in the camp at all, I'm not prepared and I have other engagements, but now it seems really strict since most people did not get were they 'worked' to get posted to, myself included. So my plan is to go there on Thursday and meet with whoever I have to with my medical report that shows why I can't stay in the camp. And if they still refuse to let me go, then I'd just forfeit this batch and prepare for the next one in February. Do you think that's possible? I mean going and trying, if it doesn't work then would they let me forfeit this batch??? Thanks for your help x

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    1. Hi again. You won't be able to forfeit this batch because if you wanted to, you shouldn't have collected your call up letter. You will be queried for that. I know someone that had to forfeit her nysc posting 3 times just because she wanted Lagos. That's a whole year wasted!
      If you're going with a medical letter, you should make sure that the 'ailment' is very strong and is written from a general hospital and not a private one. Then, to increase your chances of leaving, you might want to avoid popular states like Lagos, Abuja or PH (assuming your connection isn't strong enough) So you might want to choose neighboring states like ogun or oyo (that is if Lagos is where you originally want). I can tell you're worried, I was too!

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  6. ���� but this time, we registered online and printed the call up letter online. Anyhow, it won't be a problem if I showed up very earlier on Thursday morning right? We should be resuming on Wednesday

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    1. No I don't think there would be any problem if you go on Thursday. You might even see some people you know. I wish you good luck! XoXo

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  7. Thanks so much.. You really helped xxxx

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  8. you are wonderful sweetheart

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