This guest blog post was curated for Bucky by Kacey Bradley.
As cold weather becomes a thing of the past, you might be planning a great trip for the upcoming spring break or summer. There are plenty of options to choose from and warm weather means you can feel free to explore more outside. This opens up the possibilities to theme parks, mountain retreats and even beach vacations. Going on vacation means you get a break from work or school, but it doesn’t mean you should take a break from taking care of your body.
When you go away on a trip, there’s a few extra things you should pack to make sure you’re feeling great and looking great. Protect yourself from common vacation mistakes by reading up on the list of products below that you should bring on your next trip. They’ll make a world of difference, so you can focus on what really matters—relaxing and having fun.
Lots of Water
Hydration is so important all the time, but especially when you’re on a trip. You can get so caught up in all the exciting things you have planned that you forget to bring a water bottle or keep up with your hydration when you sit down for meals. Pack a refillable water bottle to keep with you on your trip so you don’t have to deal with dry, flaky skin or headaches.
Your Favorite Lotion
Depending on the type of skin you have, you might already incorporate lotion into your daily routine. If not, you should find a brand you love! You can choose from some of the best lotions out there to help your skin feel soft and look great while you travel. You’ll thank yourself later after you’ve spent too much time in a dry airplane cabin or out in the sun.
A Soft Towel
Hotel towels are not known for feeling all that great on your body or for absorbing water well. Hotels want to save money like any other business, so they buy their linens in bulk. You don’t have to dread the scratchy hotel towels you’ve always used if you pack a soft and high-quality towel designed for sensitive skin. Avoid the hassle of cheap towels and just bring your own!
A Sleep Mask or Two
Most of the time, people plan their vacation days down to the last minute. You don’t want to waste any time while you’re away, so don’t let a new environment or jet lag keep you from your schedule. Bring a couple of great sleep masks, they’ll help you fall asleep and stay sleep no matter where you are, so you can wake up feeling and looking refreshed every single day.
An Organic Sea Sponge
Lots of people pick up a loofah from the grocery store to use with their body wash when they clean up in the shower, but do you even know how they were made? Avoid rubbing your body with unknown chemicals and bring an organic sea sponge on your trip instead. You can read about the many benefits of a sea sponge in case the idea grosses you out. They’re toxin-free and a natural exfoliator, among other things. It can’t hurt to try it out for yourself!
Simple Hair Turban
There’s nothing better than crawling into a bed with fresh sheets after showering the day away. The only thing that could ruin that feeling is having to blow dry your hair before you get in bed, so skip that part while you’re away by packing a simple hair turban. It’ll hold your hair up while you enjoy room service and a good movie, so you can brush out your dried-off hair when you’re ready to sleep.
People forget sunscreen when they go on trips all the time! It’s why touristy locations always seem to have a shelf with tubes and sprays of it no matter which store you go into. Save yourself the emergency money by throwing a bottle of sun screen in your bag before you hit the road. It’ll save your skin from damage now and the lasting damage of sunburns in the future.
Oil-Free Makeup Remover Wipes
Get yourself a box of makeup remover wipes to save space in your luggage instead of bringing a bottle of remover and a couple washcloths. They’ll easily swipe off any makeup you choose to wear during the day, and if you get the oil-free kind, your pores will get a good deep clean. One box will be more than enough to last you a week-long trip.
No matter where you go or how many items you pack you will feel and look your best if you are confident. Whether you like to spend time with makeup in the morning or prefer a more natural look, self-confidence is key to pulling off any look you want to have while on vacation. When you stand in front of the mirror in the mornings, tell yourself five things you love about the way you look before moving in with the makeup and other products to boost your confidence. Don’t wait until vacation to start this routine and you will feel more confident in no time.
Vacations require a lot of planning, while you’re thinking about where you want to go, what you want to do and where you’re going to eat, don’t forget to take care of yourself! Plan ahead for what you’ll need to use during your trip, and make sure to stock up on some of these essential items. They’ll make your routine so much easier on you, so you can focus your energy on enjoying your vacation and making great memories.
About the Author
Kacey Bradley is the lifestyle and travel blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Along with writing for her blog, she frequently writes for sites like US Travel News, Thought Catalog, Style Me Pretty, Tripping.com and more!
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