Not everyone is up for camping and hiking, but if you’re the type that enjoys it, then you can’t let your skin condition slack. In fact, it might be more important that you put forth time and effort into your skin care because of excessive exposure to external environmental factors.
If you’re spending time out on hikes and running around the camping grounds, then you need to read this article. I’ve covered all the basics for the outdoor fiends. If that’s you, then this is for you! You’re not going to be able to run to ULTA or Sephora to pick up something to fix your skin. Not if you’re out on the side of a mountain.
Before you go planning your next camping trip or hiking expedition, read this and let it serve as a checklist to help you.
Skin Care Tips For Hiking and Camping Fans
Look, when you’re packing for a hiking and camping trip, you know that you’ve got very limited space. The leaner and lighter you pack, the better. That means you’ve got limited space and weight for skin care products. Here are some tips that may help you better prepare for your hike or camping trip.
The first thing you want to remember is that fragrance isn’t your fan in the wilderness. When hiking in the great outdoors, you’ll want to keep the fragrances to a minimum as you don’t want any encounters with furry unwanted animals. They’ve got senses like you read about and they will find you.
If you go against this tip, then be sure to store them in a container that’s bear proof. You’ll want to properly store skin care products, lip balms, toothpaste and even bug spray.
Now, you’re going to want to pack a biodegradable cleanser. One option is to pack Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap. If you’re open for trying this product, then you’re going to find out that you don’t need a lot of it. In fact, all you need to do is try a little bit, that’s all.
You’ll also want to pack some cleansing wipes that are fragrance-free. Think about giving CeraVe or Burt’s Bees products a try. The reason you’ll want to bring these along is that they don’t require any water and they will make your face feel clean and clear.
Remember that you cannot and should not just toss this in the wilderness once used. If you have a campfire, then you can burn them after using them I guess. Be careful not to start any out of control forest fires though.
Next up, you’ll definitely need a good moisturizer. When hiking, the air from the altitude can be brutal. Which is one of the main reasons why you need a good moisturizing cream. Find something that doesn’t have a fragrance, like the First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream. I like this because it comes in a small travel size container. All you need is a small tube that they sell at Sephora.
If you can’t find the moisturizer of choice in a travel size container, just buy a small, light container and put the product of your choice in the container and you’re good to go.
Now, last but not least is the one and only SPF! If you’re not packing sunscreen or a product containing SPF 30 at a minimum, then you’re crazy. Find a sunscreen that you can use on both your face and body. If you need to test a product or two out before to see how your skin reacts, then do so.
One product that’s convenient and effective is the Glow Stick by Supergoop. Another SPF option is the product by Alba Botanica. The Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen is fragrance-free and an SPF 30. It does the trick if you’re not willing to try the Supergoop Glow Stick.