Hey lovelies, sorry about the lack of posts over the past week, unfortunately I’ve been a little under the weather so haven’t been up to writing. I’m on the mend now so hopefully will be back to posting regularly again. I’m going to be cutting my daily posts down for the next six weeks. I think I’ll posting around 4 times a week with a schedule of Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat :O)
Anyhow I’m sure that some of you will have heard me harping on about my upcoming holiday over the last 6 months. So finally we’re on countdown until we fly away at the end of the month. We’re flying to Abu Dhabi for a couple of nights and then onto Thailand for a couple of weeks.
OK maybe it’s the nurse in me that likes to make sure I have thought of everything possible. After sorting my vaccinations, any antimalarials and a good travel insurance I like to get a little first aid kit together. Now I’m not going to the back of beyond and I’m sure I’ll be able to get hold of most of what I need in Thailand or Abu Dhabi, but I do like to have my little first aid kit, just incase I need something for minor issues.
I picked my little First Aid bag up in boots years ago, since then I have always just filled it with what I think I may need when I’m away.
For tropical climates especially where there are pesky mosquitos you need to check whether or not Malaria is a risk.The parts of Thailand that we are travelling to are low risk so no need for antimalarials, there are other risks associated with those nasty mosquito bites however. Swelling, irritation, infection and Dengue Fever being just some of them. The advice my friends is DEET…ewwwww. I know it’s strong stuff and really stinks but unfortunately it’s a necessary evil. The mosquitos apparently hate it as much as us so that’s why we need to make sure we pack plenty!
Next on the list is plasters, antiseptic wash and cream incase we get any nasty cuts or bites. I also like to take a hydrocortisone cream incase I get any nasty bites that are not infected, but get irritated or inflamed. I picked mine up in Boots travel section. I also pack anti-histamines and painkillers (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) as well as Loperamide (Imodium) for those times you may have an upset tummy. I was lucky enough to get everything I needed on offer in Boots. There are loads of buy one get one free, or buy one get one half price at the minute. I often find that we spend a fortune on our toiletries and first aid items, so make sure you shop around guys. There’s always offers on in one of the major retail stores.
One of the most important things on my shopping list is sunscreen. Getting fried like a lobster, risking skin cancer and/or wrinkles is not an option. I start with a high SPF and work my way down if necessary. I prefer a really good water repellent spray, Boots has all of their sunscreens on offer at the minute so if you need any get down there quick.
Protect that face!
Last on my list is a mattifying moisturiser that will take the shine off my face in humid climates. The shiny lobster look is definitely a no go, so I tend to apply my sunscreen (a high SPF specifically formulated for the face) first to clean skin, let it absorb for 20 minutes and then apply my mattifying moisturiser if necessary.
So that’s my holiday health travel kit sorted. Do you think I forgot anything? Let me know if I did.
PEACE & LOVE
Sonya D x