Skincare Camping Essentials
A global pandemic and government-enforced lockdowns shook up the world of travel, and it’s not looked the same since. With travel restrictions constantly changing, we’ve turned to holidaying on our own turf and the U.K. has delivered on its potential as a summertime destination.
While Airbnb’s were in high demand, it was camping that came up on top. Mintel reported an increase of over 41 per cent of individuals choosing to camp over the last year. It makes sense, with the world like it is, an escape to the great outdoors is exactly what we’re craving.
The term ‘back to basics’ embodies the camping experience to a T, the beauty of camping is in its simplicity. Pack smart and pack light is your one number rule when packing for a camping trip, and that counts for everything, including your beauty essentials. We’ve taken the hard work out of the equation for you, so here’s a list of all the beauty goodies you should pack for any camping trip.
SPF is a given, by now we’re all well acquainted with the importance of SPF, all day, every day. The Sun Stick (as its name suggests) is conveniently packaged in stick form, making it easy to transport around, so compact you can slip it into any pocket and trust us, this is crucial for camping. Leaving no excuses not to apply and reapply throughout the day, UVA and UVB protection should have you covered, whether you’re enjoying a long walk or reading by a lake.
Is there anything better than a warm shower, well a warm shower with a lush body wash? Showering in the great outdoors isn’t always as glamorous as you’d imagine, so to ensure that your camping showering experience goes from ‘meh’ to amazing, the Tropic Body Wash delivers on all accounts. With avocado, coconut oil and sweet almond oil, this creamy hydrating formula will not only leave you feeling clean, but moisturised and ready to conquer the great outdoors. Available in four scents from a refreshing Wild Mint Lime and Pineapple to the perfect wake-up call – Jasmine, Neroli and Vetivert – to bring that spa vibe to any shower experience.
Can you go anywhere without a good lip balm? Simply, no. The Tropic Lip Fudge combines the best of both worlds, a lip balm that simply works and a colourful pout-perfector to suit all. You’re winning while camping with a combination of 26 skin-conditioning plant extracts and omegas six and nine, which work together as natural lip plumpers, so there’ll be no sad lips in sight!
Truly a saviour, this is a balm that does it all. Insect bites, cuts, stings, burns and dry patches, check, check and check. Preparation is key when you’re out there in the wild. Tamanu oil, also known as ‘green gold’ in its native French Polynesia and rightly so, is a powerhouse ingredient. It’s nature’s quick healer, and is both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. You won’t be going anywhere without this green goodness again.
You’ll need a cleanser that can do it all, a one bottle job. The smoothing cleanser is an oil-based cleanser that will get rid of all dirt and grime, including any makeup and most importantly SPF, without any hard work and no greasy residue. With golden jojoba oil and aloe vera juice, your skin will be hydrated and protected against any harsh weather, come sun or rain – you can never be too sure when holidaying in the UK!
The creamy lightweight formula will have you feeling and smelling fresh all day, just what you want from a deodorant on a camping trip. Hardworking yet gentle, it’s formulated with chamomile, vitamin E and shea butter to go above and beyond the basic deodorant and keep your pits calm, cool and conditioned.
The main aim is to pack products that work hard for you, and a little multi-purpose number goes a long way. The Tropic Nourishing Hair Cleanser, will not only leave your hair feeling clean, but also conditioned. The formula is packed with nourishing ingredients such as macadamia oil and pro-vitamin B5 to repair, hydrate and protect your hair from the inside out. You can leave that extra conditioner bottle at home.