When you go all day without touch ups, your skin begins to appear tired and weary. However, you do not have to carry your entire makeup arsenal with you when you go out. With just a few simple products, you can keep yourself looking great all day long wherever you are and with whatever the day brings. Whether your beauty regime includes a simple wash-and-go or an entire product line, there are a few beauty products you should always carry with you or have nearby at your desk.
- Lipstick wears off very easily, especially as you eat and drink during the day. Carrying your lipstick with you is a convenient way to touch up your lips whenever necessary. Having lipgloss or lip balm in your purse or desk comes in handy when your lips turn dry and start to chap. Instead of applying more lipstick, it is recommended that you apply some soothing and moisturizing lip balm or lip gloss to ease the dryness. If the lack of color in lip balm is too bland for your taste, you can always apply lipstick over your lip balm for some color, or, you can just use a tinted lip balm. Products to try: GloMinerals Lipstick, Youngblood Lipstick, Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm, Eminence Citrus Lip Balm, theBalm Plump your Pucker Tinted Gloss
- Your hands are put through a lot of work during the day, especially during the cold weather. With all the washing and drying, your hands only become prone to more dryness and cracking. In that case, hands are often one of the first places to show signs of aging, but using a quality hand cream can keep your hands looking young, moisturized, and healthy. For more convenience, find your favorite travel sized hand cream or make your own travel sized bottle with a reusable container. Alternatively, you can just have a full size bottle of your favorite lotion on your desk at work. When the weather is nice and your hands feel hydrated, you only need to use lotion once or twice a day. However, once colder weather starts to settle in, remember to reapply lotion much more often, as your hands will start to feel dry and chapped. Products to Try: Avene Cold Cream Hand Cream, Eminence Vanilla Mint Hand Cream, Pevonia Multi-Active Hand Cream, Coola Hand Lotion Bar
Oil Blotting Tissues
- If you have oily skin or live in a region that is hot and humid, you will want to have some blotting tissues handy. These tissues help remove any excess oil on your skin and help you maintain a shine-free look, allowing your makeup to last even longer. In addition to these benefits, some blotting papers also have ingredients that help refresh and revitalize your skin. Blotting sheets are easy and convenient to carry in your purse or have in your desk drawer. Products to Try: gloMinerals Blotting Papers, Eminence Green Tea and Hemp Blotting Tissue
- When you are sitting at a desk staring at a computer all day long, you become tired and weary, which then becomes apparent on your face. During winter when the weather is dry and the heaters are working overtime, your skin starts to lose its moisture. You can quickly refresh and rehydrate your face with a face mist, which immediately revitalizes your face underneath and above the surface, making you feel awake and re-energized. You can find face mists with various essential oils, so it is recommended that you look for a scent that invigorates your senses to your best benefit. Products to Try: Youngblood Minerals in the Mist, gloMinerals Revive Hydration Mist, Pevonia De-aging Mist Papaya-Pineapple