Beauty Essentials for Camping: What to Pack to Look Good and Feel Fresh!
If you’ve ever been camping, you probably know how hard it is to look good and feel fresh in the rugged outdoors. Running water isn’t always at your disposal, so looking good and feeling fresh while ‘roughing it’ can prove to be more difficult than you’ve ever imagined.
In order to best prepare yourself for all types of unpredictable external factors, it’s crucial to have a plan in place!
Manage Your Hair
First things first! If you have medium to long hair, especially, it’s necessary to have a handle on your mane! Your hair must be secured to avoid getting it caught or tangled, and to keep it under control if the weather happens to turn! The best way to manage your hair is to pull it up in a bun, or even better, have it braided! When your hair is tied, it’s tame, and you avoid the hassle of having to ‘fix your hair’ when it comes to documenting those Instagram-able moments!
Keep Up With Dental Hygiene
Dental hygiene is still in effect, even when you’re camping! If you find brushing your teeth without running water to be a bother, at the very least, use mouth wash!
Protect Your Skin Using SPF
Whether it’s sunny or not, you’re spending a great deal of time outside when you’re camping. UV exposure damages your skin, so slathering on sunblock every single day is important! Sunburns aren’t cute and they aren’t fun to have, especially when you’re trying to enjoy your mini getaway.
Pare Down Your Beauty Products
Two things to consider when deciding what beauty products to bring:
1. Makeup – It’s okay to wear some makeup; just be practical. Bring only the essentials: foundation, concealer, mascara, lip balm – THAT’S IT!
2. Skincare – You need a way to cleanse, tone, and hydrate your skin.
Cleansing wipes are convenient since you don’t need running water to use them. A face toner is a great way to remove additional dirt and debris that the wipes may have left behind. Face toners also help balance out pH levels and control excess oil. And lastly, bring your favorite hydrating face cream.
Make sure you remove all your makeup before bedtime. You’re probably sweating more than usual while camping, which can make your skin oilier than normal. Avoid clogging your pores by sticking with an evening skincare routine.
Soothe Your Skin
If you manage to get sunburn while on your camping trip, it’s good to be prepared. Aloe vera gel can soothe your skin by helping it cool down and reducing inflammation and redness. It’s a great product to have on hand!
Deodorant is an absolute must if you want to feel somewhat ‘fresh’ while camping. But make sure you’re using the unscented kind. You don’t want to attract predators with any sort of strong scent.
Bugs can be a nuisance when you’re out in the woods. Bug bites can leave your skin red, bumpy, and itchy. Bring along a natural bug repellent to avoid these little critters.
Whether you’re building your shelter, gathering firewood, or even hiking through some trails, you’re bound to get nicked or scraped. Having some sort of repairing antiseptic skin salve is a must!
Camping Beauty Checklist:
- hair tie(s)
- hair brush
- dry shampoo
- tinted moisturizer or light coverage foundation
- waterproof mascara
- lip balm
- cleansing/makeup wipes
- face toner
- hydrating cream
- cotton rounds
- cotton swabs
- eye drops
- dental floss
- mouth wash
- aloe vera gel
- unscented deodorant
- bug spray/repellent
- repair salve