Camping Beauty Tips

Young woman in a wheat field

This is what camping looks like in my imagination.

Is it time to become one with Mother Nature? Whether you’re staying in a modest tent, an oversized RV, or a rustic log cabin, it’s important to keep all bases covered when it comes to your skincare regimen. Though it may seem like a beauty challenge, (Survivor anyone?) it’s never worth it to compromise the health and appearance of your skin—even if you’re having a blast under the sun or next to the campfire.

Adapt your skincare regimen. It’s almost like one of those choose-your-own-adventure books! This can be easy or difficult depending on your circumstances. Sure, at times we take running water for granted, so if you don’t have access to a sink or shower, choose a tissue-off cleanser like our Cleansing Milk with Carnation & Rice Oil. This will ensure that daily grime gets wiped away and your skin will be left clean, never stripped. Remember to also pack a cleansing toner that will take care of any residue left over from the cleansing process. If your skin is on the dry side, the Witch Hazel in our Seaweed Cleansing Lotion will invigorate your skin, keeping it feeling fresh. For those who lean more on the oily side of the spectrum, our Cucumber Cleansing Lotion is a great choice. However, if acne is something you’re battling, the Special Cucumber Lotion is geared toward keeping those breakouts at bay. When it comes to moisturizer, it’s best to think in terms of keeping your skin hydrated AND protected with SPF. Choose a formula created with your skin type in mind to avoid clogged pores or inadequate nourishment. Remember to reapply often to keep your skin protected from the sun. For added benefits, keep your face and body covered with a hat, sunglasses, long sleeves, and pants, when possible. For even more moisture, use a facial spritz like our Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. This is also a great way to freshen up when there's no sink nearby! We all love our beauty routines. While some of us are mascara and lip balm-only types, others prefer a full face of makeup. Preferences aside, choose products that are lightweight and easy to remove. Generally speaking, less is better when it comes to makeup outdoors, so try to avoid wearing any unnecessary items and strive for minimalism. Wash your hair less frequently. To avoid feeling like your hair is weighing down the fun—literally—stick to simple styles like a low ponytail, bun, or braid. If you time your hair washes right, you’ll barely be able to tell. It’s best to start your camping experience with clean hair to give it maximum wearability. You may also decide to pack a dry shampoo to extend the life of your style. Additional items to pack: nail clippers, nail file, bug spray, and lotion to protect against poision ivy, oak and sumac.

Have you ever experienced a beauty emergency while camping? Share your stories below!

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