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We’ve all been there. It’s the end of day one on your four day camping trip and your skin is already missing its tried and true skincare routine. Whether it’s the dry sweat lingering on your skin from the hot day or the smell of smoke from your campfire resting in your pores, your skin is likely craving a refresh.
Packing your normal full-sized cabinet of skincare products isn’t always ideal for a camping trip. Especially the toner that requires a cotton pad, a mud mask that requires towels and what seems like an ungodly amount of water to thoroughly rinse the product off.
Luckily, these seven skincare products are easy to use, pack, and don’t require much effort at all. Seriously – you just apply and go about your day! Plus, they’ll help you achieve the glowing and healthy skin you’re used to seeing at home.
Article at a glance:
- Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Skin Barrier Moisturizing Mask, $9
- Clinique Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes for Face & Eyes Makeup Remover, $14
- Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, $80
- Tatcha Mini Indigo Overnight Repair Serum in Cream Treatment, $22
- Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm, $24
- Mario Badescu Mini Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $5
- Utu Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Stiq, $15, $15
Indulging in self care practices like applying face masks can be tricky while you’re camping. A mirror and running water aren’t always accessible, which can seem like a complete bummer for those of us who love their charcoal or clay face masks. Luckily, more and more brands have been coming out with sheet masks like this one from Dr. Jart.
This moisturizing sheet mask is easy to travel with and apply. You don’t need anything but a clean face to apply it. You simply remove it from the packaging and lay it on your face. This particular one is perfect for any skin type. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then massage the remaining formula into your skin. Your face will feel smooth, soft, and more moisturized.
Thanks (or uhh, not thanks) to new standards in skincare, makeup wipes may no longer play a part in your everyday skincare routine. However, camping is one of those loophole activities where these little disposables are approved by dermatologists. While your makeup may be minimal in the wilderness, they’re also helpful for simply cleaning your face at the end of the day. Goodbye dirt and pollution!
If you’re somehow new (no judgment here) to using makeup wipes, you grab one towelette from the package and use both sides to clean your entire face – including your eye area to remove your makeup. They work wonders for successfully removing mascara (waterproof, too!) and other face makeup. Your face will feel nice and refreshed after a few swipes.
Camping or not, your skin can always benefit from a little extra Vitamin C. This Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil from Sunday Riley will keep your skin looking its best. The oil is lightweight, and will absorb right into your skin, keeping it hydrated, glowing, and brighter. Using this oil with your favorite moisturizer will become a skincare powerhouse combination you’ll love applying to your skin each day.
Moisturized skin should never have to be compromised. This mini overnight repair treatment is small enough to travel with you without taking up too much space. It’s formulated as a serum-in-moisturizer treatment and will visibly brighten your skin while strengthening it and calming irritation.
Apply a pearl-sized amount of the moisturizer to your skin after cleansing your face, neck, and décolletage (your low neckline). Your skin will absorb the formula throughout the night and when you wake up, you’ll notice a hydrated glow on your skin.
Having chapped lips is an unpleasant experience, camping or not. Ensure your lips remain hydrated and smooth with this silky, vegan lip butter balm. You can easily carry it with you throughout the day, or as an overnight mask so you can wake up with your lips feeling plump and moisturized.
Your skin can become easily dehydrated while camping due to the ever changing weather and increased sun exposure. This spray serves as a lovely two-in-one and will hydrate your skin while giving you a little bit of a cool-down on those ungodly hot days.
The facial spray is made with aloe, herbs, and rosewater. Whenever you’re feeling like your skin is not thriving in any way, two to three mists on your face, neck, or even hair can serve as a pick-me-up on the go, right when you wake up, or before bed. Plus it smells amazing!
Sun protection is skincare! While you’re camping and out in the sun, wearing sunscreen all over your body, including your face is wildly important. This broad spectrum SPF Stiq with Jojoba Oilis an easy way to hydrate your skin while protecting it from the sun’s harsh rays. We’re huge fans of this new brand and love that they promise plastic-free, reef-safe, and effective SPF products for any activity you do under the sun.
The stiq is small enough to fit in your fanny pack or backpack for reapplication throughout the day. All you have to do is uncap and spread over your skin. The brand suggests reapplying at least every 80 minutes, especially when you’re swimming and/or sweating.