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Commuting in the city means braving the elements. Dust and germs invisible to the naked eye cling to the skin, putting you at risk of disease and infection. Now that most offices have reopened, many people are exposing themselves once again to these harsh environments. If you’re one of them, here are some body care products that can keep you protected while you’re out.

Hand Sanitizer or Alcohol

Carrying hand sanitizer around is a no-brainer. There are literal threats out there that you can vanquish with a dollop of the stuff. It’s also a convenient alternative to when on the go. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, one with at least 60% alcohol can effectively eliminate germs and viruses from the skin.

Although it’s technically for the hands, a hand sanitizer is also one of the . You can dab it on a minor cut or wound to disinfect it. It also works as an emergency deodorant in the event of unforeseen heavy sweating. Meanwhile ethyl alcohol is effective at disinfecting surfaces, which can come in handy if you're commuting. Always have Lifebuoy Ethyl Alcohol 70% Solution with you to protect yourself 99.9% of disease-causing germs.


Antibacterial wipes are undoubtedly helpful when commuting. What else would you use to clean surfaces such as seats, tables, door handles, rails, and MRT straps? Never mind if people start looking at you like you’re OA. At least you and your hands are germ-free. Apart from common infections like colds and flu, they can also cause COVID-19, influenza, chickenpox, and measles, to name a few. Along with hand sanitizer, wipes can better protect you from getting sick – and they can refresh you in one swipe. 


Most body care products intend to protect, and sunscreen, of course, is no exception. While most people may diligently apply sunscreen on their face, you should not neglect the body. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, on all exposed skin, such as the arms, neck, and chest, is essential to reducing your risk of premature skin aging, sunburn, and even skin cancer. Notice the areas often hit by the sun while you’re in transit and apply SPF generously.

Hand Cream

Another must-have is hand cream, which adds a layer of protection to the skin. It is especially beneficial if your or alcohol-based sanitizers. According to the National Institutes of Health, putting on hand cream can repair your skin barrier, which is responsible for protecting the body from infectious agents, chemicals, and allergen

Body Wash

Good hygiene and the protection that comes with begins in the shower. After a long day of being exposed to dirt and pollution, take a shower to wash away any traces of bacteria from your body. A body wash that gets rid of germs without dryness is essential to your skin health, as well as its comfort. Soaps can strip the skin of essential oils that keep it moisturized and resilient to irritation. A product like LIFEBUOY Antibacterial Bodywash Total 10, on the other hand, protects the skin with Activ Silver+ while nourishing it with a rich, creamy lather.

Arm yourself with these body care products for a safer, more comfortable, and worry-free commute!