• Stephanie Yewdell

Teacher's Survival Kit


It is no doubt, school is back in session across the country. Teachers are gearing up for what we can only imagine is a trying school year ahead of us. Most teachers spend more time in their classroom some days then they do in their own homes. This is why every teacher has their own survival kit stashed away in their closet or supply draw. After ample amounts of coffee and fun sized candy, these beauty necessities can make the difference of having a great day or not. So if you have not already stocked up and created your kit stock up on the following products.

  • Lotion: Especially in the winter, when schools pump the heat, save your skin with Avalon Organics Nourishing in Lavender ($12) for added calming effects or Aveeno's Positively Radiant Body Lotion ($9) which does not have added scents.

  • Dry Shampoo: Let's face it, washing your hair regularly is a luxury. Between washes, spray Toni & Guy Texture Dry Shampoo ($15) to keep your style lasting longer than it should.

  • Hand Lotion: Get a moisturizing lotion that absorbs quickly so you can still uncap expo markers such as Cake's Desserted Island Hand Lotion ($8).

  • Mouthwash: When you pack an onion and garlic heavy lunch, you know your student will call you out, so have 3D Crest White Advanced Mouthwash ($1) in a travel size on hand for these emergencies.

  • Face Wipes: These are all the rage right now, since they make cleaning your skin super easy. Use Alba Botanica Hawaiian 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes ($7) for a quick swipe. Keep Garnier Skin Active Soothing Facial Mist ($8) on your desk for a refreshing spray that will quickly pick you up. If skin is oily, Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets ($5) to help control a shiny situation.

  • Deodorant: There really is no explanation why a teacher would need this on hand. Love Beauty And Planet Refreshing Deodorant ($7) if your traditional stick, but DERMAdoctor MedeTate ($48) are individual wipes that are super discrete when needed.

  • Mascara: It is stamped as one of my beauty rules that you never leave the house without mascara like Paper Pusher from Touch In Sol ($22), but its also important to keep it on hand for days that you need to look more awake then you actually are.

  • Lips: All that talking will get them dry and a little color never hurt anyone, so why not keep Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet ($30) to help achieve both. If just moisturizing is needed Meaningful Beauty Remodeling Lip Serum ($38) will help keep lips moisturized.

  • Foundation: There are various reasons why having back up foundation will be a life saver from forgetting about Back to School Night or last minute after school plans that will require a touch up. If liquid foundation is your jam, Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation ($13) is a great option and IsaDora Cushion ($24) is easy to control application.

  • Powder: A setting powder or foundation powder, such as VMV Hypoallergenics Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder ($40), can help to mattify skin in the moment when stress levels or temperatures rise.

  • Hair Accessories: There will inevitable be a day when your hair goes array and you need desperate help. Keep extra hair ties and bobby pins on hand to fix or ultimately deal with a bad hair day.

  • Snacks: At the end of the day if you did not have anything above, you would survive, but teaching hangry is just not sustainable. So keep protein bars from Olly ($8)in a variety of flavors that are packed with nutrition. You can quickly eat one while students aren't looking and instantly you will be stabilized to deal with a Friday afternoon.

The list of teacher survival kit items could go on and on. Teachers spend more time in their classroom than at home, so it is only fitting.

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