Here’s a separate summer stash for every place in your life, whether you want to touch up, clean up or dress up. To save shopping time, we’ve included websites, but most of these products are available at your favorite drugstore. Think of it as our nursing your needs for a change….
In Your Scrubs Pocket
Quick-grab products are a necessity, not a luxury.
Maybelline New York Dream Matte Powder ($8.49; walgreens.com): It’s mid-shift and time for a touch-up, if only to tackle that bit of shine around your nose or check that your concealer is still in place. This little matte-powder compact—it comes in four universal shades—takes care of those little fixes and boasts a miniature swing-out mirror that saves a trip to the restroom.
CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm ($6; cvs.com): With the shine and color of a gloss and the moisture-plus-protection of a lip treatment, this two-in-one balm will be the hardest-working product in your beauty arsenal. Natural mango and shea butters replace traditional synthetic emollients, while SPF 15 covers you on outdoor breaks. It comes in 16 colors, but we especially like Tulip (a perfect everyday pink) and Clay (a nice, neutral beige).
Burt’s Bees Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer ($5; burtsbees.com): Antibacterial hand-washing products can be awfully harsh—especially when you think about how many times per shift you use them. But this all-natural formula (no petro-chemical or synthetic ingredients) is stocked with soothing witch hazel and aloe vera to soften, moisturize and calm irritation or dryness.
For more Life Solutions pick up the latest issue of Scrubs magazine, available at a retail store near you!