Summer brings time off from school and work as well as the opportunity for some outdoor fun. Since many of us spend most of our times indoors while working or at school, it’s important to be aware of your skin as you travel and play outside for your summer vacation. Protect your skin with sunscreen while you’re having fun.
Tip #1: Seal up your sunscreen
The last thing you want when you arrive at your long-awaited vacation destination is to discover soiled or ruined clothing. Keeping your sunscreen in a zip lock bag in your suitcase will prevent this sad event. A sealed zip lock back is particularly important when you use spray on sunscreen or check your luggage. The spray on sunscreen can easily get jostled while the baggage handlers are tossing your luggage.
Tip #2: Purchase travel -sized sunscreen
With the hefty baggage fees on many airlines, if you’re like me, you’re traveling lighter nowadays with carry on luggage. TSA requires all liquids and gels in carry-on baggage to be in 3.4 oz bottles (max) and be in one quart-sized bag. But even with this requirement, don’t forget to bring your sunscreen. Many sunscreen brands offer travel-sized alternatives. If you have a specialty sunscreen, consider putting them into travel-sized containers you can purchase at your local drugstore.
Tip #3: Bring along your hat
Hats are gaining popularity as a fashionable accessory again, but while it may be popular, wearing a hat in the sun can also be life saving. With sunscreen maybe your first defense, wearing a hat protects your head and your neck from any sun exposure. Make it special by having a hat you use just for vacations. Better yet, start a collection of hats you purchase on each vacation. Hats are popular tourist items with the name of your favorite vacation spot. And don’t forget to wear the hat you brought on vacation.
What summer travel tips would you share? Let us know in the comments below . . .