After the dreary winter days, your skin is probably yearning for some sunshine and that irresistibly warm summer breeze. But as you’re getting ready for that long-awaited time off to run towards your nearest beach, you have to think of more than just your baubles and flowy dresses. If you want to safeguard your skin’s radiant glow and keep those harmful UV rays at bay, then you need to pack these summer vacation skincare essentials!
Especially if you are fair-skinned and you haven’t spent that much time outdoors before your vacation, chances are that your skin still needs to adjust to the heat. You’ll need to be smart with gaining that sun-kissed tan. You’ll need a few extra precautions to ensure that the sun will not damage your skin or your health.
With the rise of natural skincare, you no longer need to use harsh chemicals even when it comes to sun protection. You can take your pick from various all-natural mineral sunscreen products that are available nowadays. However, if you’re new to mineral sun protection, make sure to apply it in small amounts and about 15 minutes before you go out.
Even with the best sunscreen to keep your skin safe, the sizzling days in the sun tend to dry out your skin. Also, can cause permanent damage. To avoid unsightly wrinkles and spots, make sure you bring your most reliable nourishing body lotion to hydrate your skin on a daily basis.
While some ladies swear by a jar of organic coconut oil that can be used for face, hands, scalp, hair, and body alike, you might prefer a different option such as shea butter or a store-bought natural alternative with a unique fragrance. Either way, you’ll need plenty of oils to keep your skin well-nourished and healthy.
Toxin-free mosquito repellent
The best way to make those pesky insects buzz off – use a natural mosquito repellent to keep your skin free of the itchy bumps and bites, or even potential allergic reactions if you’re travelling to an exotic destination.
With so many healthy, environmentally-friendly options at your fingertips, it would be a shame not to try them out. Instead of those traditional, chemical-laden sprays that can overburden your skin with toxins. Natural alternatives are equally effective, but they have the added perk of nurturing your skin.
Although all the hype around sun exposure and hydration make sense, don’t forget to take care of your lips. They are equally exposed to salty water, harsh sand and the sunshine. And they are even more sensitive than the rest of your skin.
Cherish your lip skin with that very same coconut oil, but also make sure to always bring an all-natural lip balm in your purse when you go out for night-long dancing and exploring the city. They will not only give your lips that delicious aroma but also serve as a necessary refreshment after a day in the sultry sun.
Once again, let’s think outside of the strictly chemical antiperspirant box. After all, we can all agree on one thing – toxins stink! Although spending all of your time in the sun and at the beach can lead to a number of wonderful things, the sweaty odour is not one of them.
There’s another fabulous safe solution for your sensitive skin and the environment. From those based on essential oils with alluring scents, all the way to detoxing activated charcoal, natural deodorants are officially taking the beauty world by storm.
Nourish your skin, stay sun-safe, and with the help of these sizzling summer essentials, enjoy your vacation without a single worry on your mind!