Are you looking forward to holidaying at home this summer? Find the best skin care products for your staycation style with our guide to packing for a Great British getaway.
Staycation holiday prep products
The natural tanning ingredients in our organic self tan make it effortlessly easy to give sensitive skin a non-streaky sun-kissed glow ahead of your British beach break.'
For a soft, golden tan that doesn’t come with skin irritation or harmful sun exposure exfoliate the skin before use, then smooth this silky, hydrating self-tan into the skin. Allow to dry for 10 minutes before dressing - the tanned appearance will develop over the course of 3-4 hours and last for the duration of your long weekend staycation.
THE SOFT HEEL STAPLE
Sandal season is no fun if you’re conscious about your cracked heels, but our Ultimate Wonder Balm makes light work of getting feet feeling flip flop fresh!
Each jar contains a nourishing nectar of vitamin enriched oils including softening Sunflower Oil, moisture-retaining Coconut Oil and protective Pomegranate oil. After use, heels will feel seriously soft to touch and freshly fragranced by the delicate Jasmine and Ylang Ylang essential oils.
THE SUN PROTECTION SUPPLEMENT
The Astaxanthin used to create our Green Beauty skin supplement gives your skin a great vitamin boost and even acts like an internal sun cream. We take it twice daily for two weeks prior to travel to boost our skin’s supply of antioxidants and help it to defend against sun damage.
Our favourite way to take Green Beauty with Astaxanthin is to add it to a smoothie. Simply blend the contents of two capsules with a de-seeded pear, half a cucumber and two handfuls of spinach, then add an inch of peeled fresh ginger and a squeeze of half a lemon to create a nutritious morning smoothie.
Find the best skin care for your staycation style
Whether you’re going on a day trip or a week-long break, we can help you to find the perfect skin care to suit your staycation style.
THE BEACH BAG STAPLE
Heading to the seaside? Even the lightest of travellers can be weighed down with buckets, spades and windbreakers, but always make space in your beach bag for a marine-safe UV sun cream.
Not only are our reef-friendly formulas ideal for protecting sensitive skin against prickly heat and sun burn, but they are also packaged in eco-conscious and convenient-to-carry travel-sized sugar-cane tubes.
For extra convenient reapplication when you’re out and about, be sure to check out our Family Sun Starter Kit.
THE PICNIC BAG STAPLE
Whether you are laying out your picnic blanket in a glorious grassy meadow or a shaded woodland glade, make sure you’ve washed or sanitised everyone’s hands before you tuck in.
If water isn’t readily available, our naturally antibacterial Deep-Cleansing Hand Foam and Organic Children’s Hand Foam will gently cleanse the hands, giving you peace of mind natural germ protection when on the go.
Remember, sanitising hands regularly is important, but it can also rinse away your sun protection. Our SPF30 Hand Guard comes in a handbag-friendly 30ml tube and makes it easy to reapply SPF to the hands.
THE HAPPY CAMPER STAPLE
All good campers leave the campsite as tidy as they found it and you can minimise your impact on the environment by packing our natural toothpastes and body wash products.
Our range of fluoride-free toothpastes are safe to swallow, and our shower and hair care products are all not-toxic and made with natural actives, meaning they won’t have an adverse effect on the environment if washed onto the ground.
THE SWIM BAG STAPLE
If swimming is on your staycation schedule but sea salt or chlorine irritate your skin, remove any irritants from the skin and hair after swimming by thoroughly showering with a mild body wash and shampoo gel.
Our Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo is the perfect size for swim bags and contains everything you need to cleanse the skin and hair after chlorine exposure. You might also like to pack a prebiotic-packed Quinoa Deodorant which keeps the underarms feeling naturally soft and fresh during and after exercise.
THE NAPPY BAG STAPLE
Grizzly uncomfortable tots can make family staycations hard work for even the most patient of parents! To keep tears and tantrums at bay pack our Organic Children Calming Nappy Cream.
Not only is this mummy must-have great for gently relieving nappy rash, it contains skin-healing Zinc and can be used by all the family help to soothe scrapes and grazes.
What’s your staycation skin care essential? Let us know @GreenPeopleUK on social.