Sunday, May 14, 2017
Whether you're going to Europe or the States, travelling can be a taxing experience. Making sure you have everything in check, and everything you need, before leaving can help to alleviate alot of the stress of travel. So, that's why we've put together a list of the top holiday health essentials you should have in your suitcase!
This one is so important for safeguarding against the sun, especially if you are going to be visiting somewhere much warmer than the UK. Invest in sunscreen that is at least factor 15, and be sure to use it and cover up when the sun is at it's hottest between 11am and 3pm.
Spending too much time in the sun can be bad for your skin, which is why it's important to use a product afterwards which will help to rehydrate and soothe your skin. Invest in a good after sun product to protect your skin even after being in the sun!
Itchy mosquito bites can be incredibly uncomfortable when you're on holiday in sunnier climes. Invest in an insect repellent before you go and be sure to look out for the ones with DEET, as studies suggest they are more effective.
It's easy to manage small cuts and grazes when you're at home, but when you're away it can be tricky to get hold of basic antiseptics and dressings. Before holiday, purchase a first aid kit which includes antiseptic wipes, plasters, small dressings and bangades and adhesive tape.
Visiting a new destination might leave you open to getting insect bites. Be sure to take some over the counter antihistamines with you to relieve the itchiness of any insect bites you might get.
Many people find that eating and drinking in new locations can give them an upset stomach due to the different ingredients. Before departing, buy some over the counter anti-diarrhoea tablets so that you can relieve any symptoms quickly with no fuss.
Depending on where you're going, getting hold of certain normal over the counter pain relief medications may be tricky. Prepare yourself before and purchase any of your usual medication before leaving.
Take a look at our travel section and ensure you are kitted out with all the health holiday essentials for your trip