7 beauty supplies everyone should keep in their desk
If you work full time, you’re likely spending a lot of time in an office. Shouldn’t your desk be as stocked with beauty products as your bathroom cabinet, especially since you have all of two seconds to get yourself ready after helping your kids in the morning? These are the must-have items at work that’ll keep you feeling and looking refreshed.
Deodorant: Sure, you put it on in the morning, but does it really last all day? It’s extra important if you have a nerve-wracking meeting like a performance review or presentation, or if you like to exercise over your lunch break.
Mascara: Everyone overslept, and your son spilled his cereal all over your outfit this morning, and you had approximately zero time to put on makeup. There’s no need to keep all your makeup in your desk—a swipe of mascara is all you need to brighten up your eyes.
ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint: When it comes to lip care, this product serves double duty. It moisturizes andadds color, so it’s a no-brainer. Most of the colors include ingredients that are naturally sourced (including raspberry seed and jojoba oils), and you can choose from seven different shades—so you can even get one for each day of the week.
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Hand cream: Between dry office air and harsh bathroom soaps, it can seem like your hands are always dry and flaky. To type with less “ow” and more “pow,” always have thick, moisturizing hand cream at your desk, and reapply it throughout the day for a smooth and silky feel.
Dry shampoo: Whether you don’t like to wash your hair too often or simply didn’t have time, dry shampoo is here to save the day. In addition to sopping up oil, it can also provide hold for your style, camouflage dark roots, and more.
Travel toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss: It’s hard to raise your hand with confidence at an important meeting when you’ve got a poppy seed stuck in your teeth from that lunchtime bagel. Have an emergency dental kit at the ready, so you can say goodbye to troubling tooth-clingers like spinach, popcorn, and that chia seed that won’t stop expanding between your teeth. Pick a travel toothbrush that folds up, so you’re not exposing it to germs or getting other items in your desk drawer wet.
A comb or hairbrush: That wool scarf you wear on your commute keeps you warm—but it also turns your hair into a full-on bird’s nest. Instead of throwing it in a messy bun and dealing with it when you get home, give it a quick detangle in the bathroom and you’ll be good as new (well, ‘til you go out for lunch).
This article originally appeared on Parents.