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Skincare Essentials I Always Carry With Me

As somebody who is very particular about skincare, I not only follow skincare regimen as a ritual but even carry products just in case I have to wash my face and repeat everything.

This isn’t something I have been doing since forever but picked it up as a habit due to certain circumstances and incidents. I don’t have very dry skin but moderately sensitive one and to keep it safe, healthy and away from all the acne and skin issues, I prefer taking extra care of it. So much that I actually quit smoking because it was affecting my skin and switched to THC Vape cartridges. With time, I have found that carrying my own skincare with me everywhere I go, even if it is to work or just a dinner date, saves me from potential malfunctions and breakdowns.

Here is a list of products that I do not dare step out of my house without, forgetting is not an option either. These items are always in a pouch that is an integral part of my handbag that I carry almost everywhere.


I always have a mini packaging of my favorite face wash that I keep in my bag. Usually after lunch hours I feel the need to wash my face. I cannot stand the idea of having a face full of dirt particles especially when I am sitting at my desk, touching the keyboard and with the same hands adjusting my spectacles from time to time. I prefer having a face wash with me so that I can wash my face whenever I wish to.


There is no way I am going to wash my face without having a moisturizer in hand. I cannot let my pores open for half a day, the moisturizer has to be there for me so that I can apply it whenever I choose to wash my face.


I apply sunscreen at least twice a day, once in the morning followed by the second time somewhere around 3PM. That is how I believe I am protecting my skin from the UV rays. I am usually at the office at that time and I take some time out to wipe my face off with wet face wipes (which is next in the list) and apply a good amount of sunscreen. This is another ritual for me that I cannot miss.

Wet Wipes

I prefer cleaning my face with a wet wipe when I am not in a position or place where I can wash my face. These are really helpful and can be used in a number of ways so I just keep them with me always. Also, I prefer wet wipes over normal tissues so that I don’t have to worry about finding water and can avoid rubbing my face with a harsh tissue paper.

Hand Cream

I cannot survive without hand cream. I can’t even imagine what kind of a torture would that be. I don’t remember when I left my place without a hand cream in my bag or the time when I did not apply hand cream the whole day, it has never happened. I apply hand cream everytime I wash my hands to keep them moisturized.

Lip Balm

Lip balm is something I don’t use that often but I still keep in my bag just in case. I usually have my lipstick and lipgloss with me and I apply that whenever I feel the need but in case I feel my lips are chapped and I don’t feel like reapplying lipstick, I can use a lip balm.

Lauren Jensen

Lauren believes in one thing, live life to the fullest. She is a designer and art director residing in NYC. Her work majorly reflects the modern pop culture that is all around. She believes in holistic design solutions for refines living.