How to look good when camping


It can’t be said too often: sunscreen is a must when camping. And water, lots of water, is important.

Camping season is finally here! You're looking forward to the perfect opportunity to reconnect with nature and yourself. And you really want to escape the pressures and fashion demands of urban life… to live simply for a few days.

But just before hitting the road, you take a quick last look in the mirror and wonder what you'll look like after three days without hot water and three restless nights fighting off mosquitoes. A small wave of concern comes over you.

Don't worry! Here are some tips and tricks on how to look and feel good while getting close to nature.

Keep it simple

Forget about bringing four night creams, three day creams, the family-size 5-litre bottle of shampoo and your entire lipstick collection. When camping, the focus should be on the beauty of nature, not your cosmetics bag. Pack small quantities of products, like samples, and avoid heavy items—you can live a few days without conditioner. Bring only the essentials.

Dry shampoo: a practical solution

It can do miracles on a camping trip, or when travelling, especially when you don't have any hot water and the cold showers are 2 km away. Just spritz it on your hair, massage it into your scalp and let it sit for a few minutes before styling your hair. Texture, volume and freshness—dry shampoo gives such amazing results, you just might consider using it for hair emergencies back in the city.

Beware of fragrant products

Some cosmetics with strong scents attract flies, mosquitoes and other insects. Use unscented products as much as possible. In addition to preventing a cloud of mosquitoes from buzzing around your head, it'll help you better appreciate the natural scents of the great outdoors.

Water, and more water

Drink lots of water! We've heard and read this a thousand times, yet still, we often forget. When camping, you'll likely spend your days in the sun and wind. As a result, skin gets dehydrated much faster than in regular everyday life. Water is an excellent skin moisturizer.

Enjoy the sun, but be smart

Apply sunscreen everywhere: arms, legs, shoulders, face, nose, ears and even lips (a lip balm with sunscreen does the trick). But which sunscreen is best? There are so many out there, it can sometimes get overwhelming. Ask one of our in-store cosmeticians to help you find the product that suits you best.

But which sunscreen is best? There are so many out there, it can sometimes get overwhelming. Ask one of our in-store cosmeticiansto help you find the product that suits you best.

Anthelios Mineral ultra-fluid lotion from La Roche-Posay is an excellent choice:

  • SPF 50
  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB
  • high protection
  • Quick absorbing
  • Water-resistant
  • 100% mineral sunscreen

A balm you won't want to do without

Insect bites, burns, rashes: camping also has its downsides. Luckily, there are products like Cicaplast B5 from La Roche-Posay—a versatile ointment with widespread benefits:

  • Soothes, relieves and repairs
  • Can be applied to body, face and lips
  • Very soft, suitable for sensitive skin
  • Fragrance-free, paraben-free and lanolin-free

And don't forget that you're camping and not at a trendy cocktail event—leave perfection in town. Taking a break from it all can be relaxing!

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