With international travel looking shaky, many of us are staying local for our holidays this summer. But whether you’re camping, glamping, or have nabbed a holiday cottage for your UK break, your skincare regime doesn’t have to be put on hold.
Taking everything from your bathroom cabinet isn’t an option for most people. So what natural skincare essentials should be in your travel bag?
It’s 100% natural goodness and pretty much does everything. Lip balm? Check. Sore skin salve for your eyes and nose? Check. Scrapes and grazes? Check.
Summer’s the time for getting outside, but whether you’re enjoying some serious walking boot action, or showing off your toes in sandals, flip flops or barefoot, it’s easy to get cracked heels or sore soles. Skin Salvation can look after this too - try soaking feet in warm water for 15 mins, then applying balm overnight under thin cotton socks if heels are really suffering!
It also acts as a brilliant hayfever deterrent - applied around the nose and eyes it literally traps pollen.
Perfect for mozzie bites and other ouchies, this little tin of 100% natural balm will protect skin under attack from insects, while the tea tree oil is a natural antimicrobial. (It smells a lot better than conventional antiseptic creams too!)
The perfect natural alternative to aftersun, this lotion is paraffin-free, unscented, and gentle on the skin. Deliciously cool menthol, soothing aloe vera and calming lavender oil help reduce burning and soreness, and nourishing hemp and organic cold-pressed olive oil give your skin a revitalising feed! It’s cruelty-free and vegan friendly, and comes in a handy pump.
This gorgeous product makes an excellent all-purpose hair, face, hands and body wash for wild camping/outdoor showers, as it won’t harm wildlife! Just take one bottle with you - a little goes a long way. It’s free of soap, silicone, sulphates and other ingredients that can strip hair of natural oils, so leaves you looking salon-fresh even in the wildest places!
It’s not always easy to keep clean when camping - beauty spots don’t tend to come with a bathroom! So take a bottle of this as a under canvas must-have.
It’s a great cleanser and make-up remover - simply apply to the face and wipe away with a face cloth: it binds to dirt and make-up whilst nourishing your skin gently and naturally without clogging your pores. 100% natural rosehip oil and organic calendula and safflower repair and soothe damaged skin without harming the environment.
If your hands get dry when you’re on the go, or travelling in hot weather, use this for hydration on the move. Sea buckthorn oil provides massively high levels of Vitamins A, E, C and Omegas 3,6, 7 & 9, perfect for fighting the effects of ageing and skin damage, while natural shea butter is world-renowned as a gentle but effective moisturiser.Balmonds sources its shea butter from a women’s collective in Burkina Faso so it’s also super fair trade: by buying this you’re doing your bit for the sisterhood too!
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