No matter what kind of traveler you are, there are those moments during your trip that you just feel dirty. Perhaps you’ve just landed after a long haul flight, have stumbled off an overnight bus, are attending a multi-day concert or are out camping in the wilderness and there’s just no way to shower. Maybe you’ve just spent the day at the beach and are covered in sand and sunscreen and are worried about ruining the upholstery in your rental car. Or, if you’re as unlucky as I’ve frequently been, the shower is tantalizingly present in your hotel’s bathroom, but frustratingly broken (which seems to happen a lot in developing countries). Whatever the scenario, baby wipes are a real lifesaver. Simply give your skin a few swipes all over and you can go about your day feeling a bit more refreshed.

There are several products on the market designed specifically for this purpose, such as these No-Rinse Bathing Wipes, but it’s hard to go past regular old Baby Wipes when it comes to value for money and knowing that they won’t irritate your skin (they are intended for sensitive babies after all). However, if you’re going camping and are concerned about disposing of the wipes, you may want to consider biodegradable ones instead, such as these wipes from Walgreens or these Coleman Bio-Wipes (thanks to adventure traveler Katie Boue for the recommendation). Of course, nothing compares to a real shower, but when you’re feeling icky, wipes come a close second.