As schools and businesses begin opening up in some form, many of us will be venturing out of our homes for more essential tasks, safe social gatherings, class meetings or to hit the gym.
When we do, there are a few things that we should always take with us, whether for safety, comfort or both.
Regardless if you carry a purse, backpack, fanny-pack, messenger bag or briefcase, always make room for these key items.
A mask or face covering
It’s a sign of the times that you will likely see a sign on the door of every store, restaurant or other establishment that a mask or other face covering is required for entry.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control advises that people wear them, and some states even mandate them.
For the ins and outs of mask wear and care, including links to instructions on how to make your own, read Face masks: You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
Frequent handwashing is the best way to keep your hands clean and reduce the spread of nasty things you might come into contact with throughout the day, but hand sanitizer can help, too.
Choose one that is at least 60% alcohol, and then wash your hands as soon as you are able. We recommend G&H Protect+™ Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Pro-Vitamin B5, which has 74% ethyl alcohol.
It kills 99.99% of many common germs and bacteria while helping to keep your hands hydrated and moisturized.
Lotion or hand cream
With all the hand washing and sanitizing you’re doing, chances are you might want a little extra love for your hands in the form of your favorite lotion.
G&H Nourish+™ Hand Cream works to moisturize your skin for up to 24 hours, even after you wash your hands. Plus, it includes an exclusive blend of orange blossom honey, rich shea butter and pumpkin seed oil.
Dry lips are almost as irritating as dry hands. Keep your favorite lip balm handy so you can reapply it as often as you need to.
Artistry Signature Color™ Sheer Lipstick – Clear Balm is a good option. If you’re going to a place where you’ll be able to take your mask off, consider some of the other sheer shades to add a pop of color: Princess, Red Kiss, Tulip Pink or Natural Pink.
Things may be opening up, but capacity at many places is still limited. That means you may run into unexpected wait times.
Don’t get caught without some sustenance to tide you over, whether it’s a piece of fruit or your favorite protein bar or meal bar.
Up is down and down is up when it comes to schedules and routines. Make sure you always have your daily supplements when you need them.
While you can find yourself a travel container to refill, you might consider some conveniently packaged options such as the different varieties of Nutrilite™ My Packs or Nutrilite™ Balance Within™ Probiotic.
The individual packaging makes it easy to toss into your purse or bag and always have it at the ready.
Disposable wipes or tissue
Whether you use it to wipe up an errant coffee spill or act as a barrier when you grab a door handle or other high-touch surface, it’s a good idea to keep a small package of tissues in your bag or even a container of multi-purpose wipes.
You never know when they’ll come in handy!
Reusable water bottle
Hydration is important for your overall health, so don’t get caught without a water bottle. You can fill it up before you leave and refill it at drinking fountains whenever you need to.
Bonus: It’s better for the environment and your bottom line than buying bottled water wherever you go.