No matter if you're hiking in a heavily wooded area or in the middle of a desert, it's always best to slather on sunscreen before a long day outside. Apply some all over 20 minutes before you head outside, then bring a travel size bottle along so you can reapply throughout the day.
2. Hair Ties
Got long hair? Make sure to pack a few elastics with you to keep your it out of the way. Tying your hair back is a great way to keep cool, and keep your hair from tangling. I love using hair bands that are made from ribbon or cloth in order to avoid the dreaded hair crimp.
3. Lip Balm
Sunburned lips are the worst! Bring along a lip balm with SPF in order to keep your lips moisturized and burn-free.
4. Citronella Oil
Forget sticky bug spray! Make your own with citronella oil. I love mixing a bit of the essential oil with water in a spray bottle. This oil is amazing at keeping bugs at bay.
5. Lucas' Papaw Ointment
This stuff is a lifesaver for a day out in the wilderness. From cuts and scraps to bug bites and rashes, this stuff heals all. This ointment is filled with all-natural ingredients with amazing antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that are perfect for healing any skin irritants.
6. Swiss Army Knife
While this isn't a typical beauty tool, it does have some amazing beauty benefits. Get a hang-nail or splinter while out on the trail? A Swiss Army knife can help you out.
7. Facial Wipes
Whether your makeup is sweating off or you fall into a bit of mud, facial wipes are perfect for any upsets on the trail.
It's going to get hot out there! Pack deodorant in order to keep yourself feeling and smelling fresh throughout your hike.
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