When most people think of camping, they imagine campfires, tents, marshmallow roasting, and maybe even going hunting. However, the rest of us may associate it with dirty fingernails, greasy hair, and lack of a hot shower.
It’s true — stepping away from the comforts of your bathroom can be challenging for looking your best, yet, it’s not impossible. You may have to sacrifice a few beauty tools; however, it’s possible to look fabulous even while camping. Take a look at some of the best tips from looking your best even in the sticks.
Bring Dry Shampoo
You may not be able to enjoy a hot shower every day on a camping trip the same as you would at home; but, it doesn’t mean you can’t look like you just had a blowout! Dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend when it comes to giving yourself fabulous hair, yes, even without a shower. Spray a few sprays starting from the root and work your way down to the ends.
Remember to evenly distribute throughout your hair, otherwise it can leave residue that’s visible to the eye. Once you’ve sprayed evenly, either throw your hair up in a ponytail or let it down, and voila! It’s just like your hair back at home.
Wipes are your best weapon when you’re far away from running water. Not only are they great for going to the bathroom, but it’s also essential for wiping off your face at the end of the day. There are all sorts of different makeup removers on the market; however, it’s recommended to go with a reputable brand.
Some of the cheaper brands may have additives in them that might not agree with your skin. The last thing you need on a camping trip is a breakout. Do yourself a favor and choose a brand that isn’t associated with bad skin reactions.
Bring a Hat
Getting back to the subject of hair — dry shampoo may not always do the trick. On the days that your hair is feeling particularly in need of help, you might want to wear a hat. If it’s summertime, go for a simple baseball cap or even sun hat. However, if it’s winter, it goes without saying you should probably wear something warmer, like a beanie.
Perfumes are probably not the best idea when you’re camping because they can attract bugs. More specifically, they can attract mosquitoes which are not the kind of bugs you want near your tent.
However, you can still use deodorant to get rid of any unwanted smells lurking in your armpits. Not only will you smell fresher, but it’ll also stop you from sweating too much, which can leave you feeling itchy in the absence of a shower.