Summer is here! Whether you are headed to relax by the surf & sand or backpack through Eastern Europe- there are some essentials that I never leave home without. Even with kids in tow, I always make sure to leave room for these as we make our way through TSA and get started on our adventures! Here are 5 of my must-have skin protection items for EVERY trip, no matter how near or far:
#1 The Packable Wide Brimmed Hat (UPF 50)
It doesn't matter where you travel- the sun will follow you. Ultra-violet (UV) rays are responsible for up to 90% of extrinsic signs of aging (signs of aging that are from lifestyle choices, not genetics). That's pretty huge if you ask me! Even on a cloudy day, most of the UVA (aging/cancer causing rays) penetrate through those clouds. This is especially true at higher altitudes as there is less atmosphere to filter out dangerous rays. This is where your protection comes into play.
A Packable Floppy Hat that's rated with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50+ will keep those cancer and hyper-pigmentation/"sun spot" causing rays away from your skin. A wide brimmed hat is the best option as it will cover a much larger area of your face/neck/decollete than a baseball cap. The best part? Unlike sunscreen, you don't need to reapply and the shade provided will keep you cool as you roam the streets of Buenos Aires (or the beach) in style!
Try: BKR Glass Water Bottle
I am in love with these glass water bottles! Glass won't leech any chemicals into your water, it is top-rack dishwasher safe, and is encompassed in a silicone sleeve to prevent breakage or slipping. They come in tons of cute colors and designs as well. To top it off, they support great non-profits like the Wounded Warrior fund and other organizations that support clean water initiatives and cancer prevention.
Check out all the colors here!
What are your Must Have items for travel? Stay tuned for more Must Haves in a post to come!
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Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am the professional holistic esthetician/licensed massage therapist turned skin care blogger here! I am a southern girl with two little ones at home and a full time job running my boutique spa. I am passionate about holistic/organic skin care, wellness, clean foods, and discovering new ways, services, and products to help you age well and healthily. Welcome!