Summer is finally here, and so is glamping season. What is glamping? Think of it as camping with a touch of luxe. Enjoying nature doesn’t mean you have to give up the finer things in life, like a cozy place to snuggle and a crisp glass of Chardonnay.
The finer things in life also include our beauty routines. Although glamping doesn’t necessarily rhyme with skincare and haircare routine, there are, however, a few essentials one needs to stay fresh and looking their best during a fun weekend getaway.
At the end of a fun day in the sun, it’s important to get all traces of makeup, sunscreen, sweat and dirt off your face before bed. The Light Work Rosehip Cleansing Oil from Pai Skincare, in the 28ml size, is the perfect cleanser to bring on a weekend getaway. Pair it with the Consonant Cleansing Cloths – which are biodegradable by the way – and you’ve got yourself the ultimate double-cleansing routine!
As for your cream and sunscreen, we recommend packing the All Purpose Skin Cream from Egyptian Magic. As its name indicates, it’s an all-purpose cream, meaning you can use it for literally anything. Use it as a face and body moisturizer, after sun lotion, hand and cuticule cream, makeup remover, eye cream, for cracked heels and elbows, and much more! When leaving for a trip, it’s best to keep luggage light. This all-purpose cream is many products in one convenient jar! As for sunscreen, we love COOLA’s Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Matte Tint for a weekend glamping trip. Its matte finish and universally-flattering tint makes it the perfect sunscreen to keep the skin looking fresh throughout the weekend. It’s also sweat and water resistant, making it ideal for fun active days in the sun.
In order to keep your hair clean and tamed during your trip into the wild, we’ve gathered a few essentials you’ll need to pack in your overnight bag. For shampoo, we recommend you pack LoveFresh’s Shampoo Bar, as it is conveniently sized and is 100% natural and organic. This bar gently cleanses the hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural oils. It’s also biodegradable, septic safe, waterway safe, vegan, gluten-free and plastic free! You can keep your hair clean without harming the surrounding environment.
If you’re planning on a quick glamping trip, consider a dry shampoo to extend your pre-trip blowout. The Death Valley Dry Shampoo from R+CO is formulated with hydrating, strengthening and deeply nourishing ingredients that quickly add volume and body to your hair. It’s the perfect tool for a mid-trip touch-up.
Speaking of keeping hair fresh and looking fabulous, the Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier is a must for a weekend trip. Monica, one of Etiket’s in-store staff members actually recommended it, as it has become one of her staples when venturing off into the great outdoors. After spending a day in the sun, swimming in the lake or in the ocean, Monica reaches for this product to smooth her hair and fight frizz. Next-day gorgeous, moisturized hair guaranteed!
Now for the body products. First and foremost, we highly recommend COOLA’s Classic Body Sunscreen SPF 30 because it is water and sweat resistant. We also love it because it comes in a spray bottle, making it easy to cover your entire body. It’s also formulated with antioxidant and skin-nourishing ingredients that absorb quickly with no greasy feel. A great sunscreen for adults and kids!
On hot summer days like the ones we’ve been experiencing so far in Canada, deodorant is crucial. We love the ones from LoveFresh as they are offered in many different fragrances and are formulated without any harsh chemicals. They’re also offered in convenient travel sizes, making them the perfect addition to your getaway bag!
Don’t forget your toothpaste! We’re obsessed with the LEBON toothpastes because they’re all-natural. In fact, they’re formulated with organic Green Tea and organic Aloe Vera which help to naturally prevent bacterial growth, plaque formation, cavities, and to protect gums. Not only that, but they come in convenient travel sizes and an array of different delicious flavours.