Mar
19
2014

Spring Break Beauty Essentials

Now that freezing temperatures and monster blizzards are almost behind us, we have Spring to look forward to. Whether you’re a college student on break or a working person needing a vacation, Spring breaks are always something to look forward to – especially after the brutal winter most of us lived through.

For most people who are going on a Spring break trip, the destination will be somewhere warm, which means you need to pack appropriately. Obviously, the clothes you bring will be a little different from what you’ve been wearing over the winter – shorts, tanks, and swimsuits instead of parkas, sweaters, and thermal leggings. But while you pack, don’t forget to change up your beauty routine as well. Since the temperatures will be warmer, you’ll need to adjust your skincare and haircare products accordingly.

Here are the beauty, skincare, and haircare essentials you’ll need to bring for Spring break:

Sunscreen

This may be obvious but whenever you’re traveling to a warm weather destination (or anywhere for that matter), you need to bring sunscreen. If you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors, you need to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Even if it doesn’t seem particularly sunny, UVA and UVB rays can still cause damage to your skin. For your face, use a daily moisturizer with SPF like the Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer SPF 15. For your body, use a sunscreen with a high SPF level, particularly on the parts of your body that don’t get exposed to sun often. The Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50 is a great option, especially if you expect to be in the water.

2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner

When you’re traveling, you definitely want to pack light. Having to bring both a shampoo and conditioner won’t help your cause. Instead, bring a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, like the Pantene Pro-V Classic Care 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner. It works just as well and will save you some space in your suitcase.

Dry Shampoo

Similarly, when you’re on vacation, you may not be able to wash your hair as often as you like. If you find yourself short on time, use a dry shampoo instead. Dry shampoo is great for in-between washes and helps absorb excess oil. It also doesn’t strip away natural oils from your hair, like regular washing does. Try the Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo.

Body Moisturizer

When you’re out in the sun, your skin can be zapped of moisture. This means you have to moisturize even more than you normally do. Make sure to pack a heavy duty body moisturizer, like the Curel Natural Healing Nourishing Lotion, after you shower. If you find your skin a little sunburnt, use a lotion with aloe, like the Jergens Soothing Aloe Relief Skin Comforting Moisturizer.

 

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