When you go all day without touch ups, it can make your skin look tired and haggard. However, you do not have to carry you 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 whatever the day brings. Whether your beauty regime includes just 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, Lipgloss and/or Lip Balm
Lipstick wears off very easily, especially as you eat and drink during the day. Carrying your lipstick with you is easy, so you can touch up your lips as needed throughout the day. Additionally, you should also have some lipgloss or lip balm in your purse or desk. When your lips get dry and start chapping, lipstick only exacerbates the problem. Instead, you should apply some soothing and moisturizing lip balm, chapstick or gloss on your lips. You can always put your lipstick on top if you want some color, or find 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 go through a lot during the day, especially when the weather turns cold. With all the washing and drying you end up doing throughout the day, you hands only become more dry and cracked. Additionally, hands are often one of the first places to show signs of aging. Through using a quality hand cream, you can keep your hands looking young, moisturized and healthy. It is easy to find a travel size of your favorite hand cream, or you can make your own travel size through using a reusable container. Alternatively, you can just have a full size bottle of your favorite lotion in your desk at work. When the weather is nice and your hands feel hydrated, you only need to use lotion about once or twice a day. However, once colder weather sets in, making your hands start to feel dry and chapped, you will want to reapply lotion a lot more often.
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 you live in a region that is hot and humid, you will want to have some oil blotting tissues handy. These remove any excess oil on your skin, keeping you looking refreshed and allowing your makeup to last longer. Additionally, some blotting papers have ingredients that also refresh and revitalize your skin. You can easily carry some in your purse or have some in a desk drawer.
Products to Try: gloMinerals Blotting Papers, Eminence Green Tea and Hemp Blotting Tissue
When you are inside, sitting at a desk staring at the computer all day long, you become tired, which shows on your face. Your face can also lose moisture, especially during the winter when it is dry outside and the heaters are working overtime inside. You can quickly refresh and rehydrate the skin on your face with a face mist, which has the added benefit of making you feel more awake and energized all over. You can find face mists with various essential oils, so you should look for a scent that energizes for the best benefit.
Products to Try: Youngblood Minerals in the Mist, gloMinterals Revive Hydration Mist, Pevonia De-aging Mist Papaya-Pineapple