Summer Travel Essentials Part 2: Things I Always Pack
When traveling to a sunny destination or just hanging out in the sun, I have a few items I can’t live without. Growing up in So Cal, I was in the sun ALL the time! One of my favorite past times was “laying out”! I wish I knew then what I know now about sun damage. I decided I needed to start taking care of my skin or I may end up looking like the Grandma from “Something about Mary’! I wear sunscreen everyday and if I’m in the sun for longer periods, I wear a hat. I wanted to share this hat I discovered! It’s from Amazon and it comes in lots of different colors. I was so excited to discover the hat has an adjustable ribbon to fit multiple head sizes! Take a peek here. You can also find a similar on here that is packable.
Adjustable Sun Hat
I also want to point out my sunglasses! These sunglasses may look like ordinary glasses but there is something very special about them! Can you guess? They are reader sunglasses made by Caddis Life. They are regular glasses on top and readers on the bottom. Brilliant!!! That way I can read while out in the sun and I can see to drive but also read my phone. I’m wearing the Bixby Sun in Turtle. I think it's time I get a second pair.
Sunscreen is always in my summer travel bag! I’m extremely particular when it comes to sunscreen for my face and body! I like to use sunscreens that are made from clean ingredients and that are reef safe. Why would I want to protect my skin from sun damage with yucky chemicals? Not sure which is worse, the sun or the chemicals? I have two favorites I want to share both made by Ever Skincare. The first is Ever DAYLIGHT Radiance Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 32 with LSR10®. On my face I use the Medium tint everyday. It’s super lightweight and not greasy. When I know I’ll be in the sun for longer periods of time, I like to use the clear. This is also great for my boys! For the rest of my body I use the Ever LAVISH Skin Perfecting Mineral Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This is a mineral based sunscreen that protects you from sun damage while hydrating your skin!!!!! It smells so YUMMY! Mineral sunscreen can take a bit to get used to because of how thick it can be. But once you get the hang of applying it, your skin will thank you!!! Speaking of Ever LAVISH, I always bring a tub of the Ever LAVISH Body Butter. Not only does it hydrate your skin, smell absolutely amazing, I've seen it heal a sunburn over night. Another tip.......it works wonders on scars!
Last item I always pack is a good cover-up or two, okay fine, three! Here are the 3 recently just took on our family trip to Hawaii. A simple black sarong from Amazon. Love the size of this sarong and the cute tassel detail. I actually used it to sit on one day! The second one, the navy cover-up, is also from Amazon. The edging details are beautiful. Looks extremely expensive and wonderful quality! Perfect cover-up to go from beach to lunch! It comes in a variety of colors! Lastly, I've been loving the cutoff trend as a cover-up. They can make your one piece swimsuit look like a fun top. If you want to add an additional layer, put on an oversized button down, like this one. Wearing cutoffs as a cover-up is a great way to keep from overpacking! I used this tip on my recently trip to NOLA. Here are a few similar cutoff options, dark denim and one lighter wash denim.
Hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for being here! XO, Sara