Why did you forget these beauty essentials at home today?

These beauty must-haves are as essential as wearing a face mask

In case you missed a previous post where we shared five must-have beauty essentials that everybody needs, this is a sign to check it out. If you already read it, to the head of the class you go! As we gear up for an “I don’t know what” Fall, let’s focus on the things that we can control for now, such as the beauty essentials that you should never leave home. If anyone told us that a face mask (not the cute, #selfcare kind), hand sanitizer, and vaccination cards would be essentials you cannot leave home, we would have told them they were lying. However, it’s 2021, and anything - and we do mean ANYTHING - is possible. Without further ado, let’s get into this quick list of:

4 beauty essentials that you should never leave home

1. Broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen

Now, we know that you have been a good girl, or boy, and wore sunscreen every day this summer. As we always stress, a broad spectrum [mineral] sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 or more should be a part of your daily skincare routine. No matter your skin type or tone, or if you spend all of your time indoors, sunscreen matters. The sun’s UV rays are powerful and harsh. Absorbing them in excess can cause many superficial skin issues such as:

  • Burning - yes, your skin is not tanned, it is burnt
  • Premature aging - fine lines and wrinkles
  • Roughened skin texture - leathery skin
  • Skin cancer

Don’t let that last bullet point go over your head. 

2. Face spritz

If you wear makeup, it may be impractical to carry around a face moisturizer. That is why a face spritz is the next best solution. For balmy LA days, a face spritz is the pick-me-upper that every Angeleno needs. There are many face spritzers on the market, but we must say that Masktini’s Woke Bae Whenever Moisture Spritz is our favorite. This lightweight moisture mist contains a badass blend of natural ingredients including, apple extract, hyaluronic acid, marine isomers, and watermelon extract. Together, they boost moisture content, lock in hydration, plump away fine lines and wrinkles, and promote cell turnover. Using this face spritz throughout the day is a lot like giving your skin a quick facial. Worth it!

3. Lip balm

During the warmer months of the year, your skin is prone to dehydration. One of the ways this manifests is through dry lips. That is not cute. Use an emollient-rich lip balm such as Glossier’s Balm Dotcom so that you don’t have to spend a lot of time reapplying lip balm throughout the day.

4. Face wipes

Before you run to the store for makeup wipes, that is not what we mean by face wipes. Running around all day can cause you to work up a sweat. Sweaty skin is sticky, oily, and very uncomfortable, especially if you have on makeup. Opt for baby wipes or face cleansing wipes from a gentle skincare brand such as Cetaphil. Whether you want to dab your face to remove excess oil or dirt, or you get tired and remove your makeup, these wipes will come in handy during a long day. 

So, there you have it - four must-have beauty essentials that you should not leave home! Are there any beauty products that you do not leave home? We want to hear about them in the comment section below. Until next time!