Star-gazing, campfires, hiking, and s’mores are all activities that remind me of camping in the great outdoors. Whether you are sleeping under the stars at Yosemite or in a make-shift fort in your backyard, camping can create memories that last a lifetime. So gather your friends and hit the road, but before you jump straight into the woods check out the following First Aid tips below to help keep the focus on fun on your camping trip!
Open spaces and scenic views are just two of the amazing rewards one gets by delving into land (mostly) untouched by man, but in all honesty camping is not all sunshine and roses. Let’s be real here, no one comes home bragging about the amount of mosquito bites they got, and no one raves about the AMAZING ants that somehow found a way into all of the goldfish. Now, I can’t take all of the bugs out of nature, because it is their home and we are just visiting, but I can give you some tips on how to prevent and treat bug bites and let you know how to take the comforts of home with you in a friendly travel size manner.
When it comes to bug bites, nothing treats them better than the powerful all in one first aid kit that is Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree is a potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, and natural antiseptic. Try our Tea Tree & Vitamin E Antiseptic Cream, it will be the superhero needed on any camping trip! This super hydrating cream is proven to be effective on a variety of conditions including blemishes, insect bites, rashes, dryness and dermatitis. As an extra bonus, if you use this before you camp (and during) you will be less likely to receive bug bites! Insects and bugs like spiders don’t like strong scents, which is where the idea about Peppermint scaring off spiders came from. The scent in Tea Tree will help ward off unwanted bugs!
Another issue that I have when it comes to camping is meeting my skincare needs away from a proper bathroom. I love my skincare routine and my skin will get angry at me if I skip it for a long period of time. On the other hand, traveling with full size products can be a pain, and we have all had that experience where your skincare somehow explodes in your bag which is not the best way to start a camping trip. An easier way to make your liquid cosmetic products travel size is to soak them in water-soluble paper and cut them up! Check out the cute Buzzfeed video below to see how! (They did it with hand soap and laundry detergent, but it could easily be used with cleanser, oils, and toners!)
So go out, and be free Derma E Beauties! Swim in lakes, grill some black bean burgers, enjoy the company of friends and family, and be carefree because the best times in life are.