Home Lifestyle & Travel Lifestyle Holiday essentials…

Holiday essentials…

School out. Office’s closed. It’s holiday time. Woo hoo. Time to stock up on essentials to pack up and take with you.

First up … always … is the sanitizer. You can turn off your laptop, but you can’t go without all the safety precautions we’ve come to accept as the norm. We’re massive fans of this Inoar Hand Sanitizer Gel. It’s a first of its kind with Argan Oil, is 70 per cent alcohol, and eliminates 99,9 per cent bacteria. The bonus is it’s got a lovely scent, moisturise while you protect, is completely vegan and cruelty free, is non-sticky and is kind to hands. Plus the packaging is attractive – so you can pop onto the counter in the bathroom, kitchen and on the table next to the front door, and it’s in a whopping 500ml bottle so you’re not going to run out. R150 from inoar.co.za (where, by the way, you’ll find a selection of excellent Inoar hair products, so shop for those at the same time!).

 

- Advertisement -

What’s one of the first things we pack? Sunscreen. For the whole family, yes, but we’re particularly fussy about suncare for our littlies. We use the Heliocare 360° Pediatrics range, which meets the highest photoprotection standards. It protects against the four types of radiation (UVB, UVA, Visible and Infrared), helps neutralise and repairs sun damage. The range has products, which were  tested under paediatric, dermatological and ophthalmological control, including a Pediatrics Mineral SPF 50+ specifically designed for babies and children with sensitive and/ or atopic skin (R340), an Atopic Lotion Spray SPF 50  – a hypoallergenic formula de-signed to protect babies and children even with intolerant, atopic-prone skin. Perfectly suited for application on the body and can be used by all skin types (R770), and a Pediatrics Lotion SPF 50 –   a lightweight face and body sunscreen specifically developed for the delicate and sensitive skin needs of babies and children (R600). All available fromheliocaresa.co.za (where you’ll find exceptional suncare products for adults, too).

Let’s chat mistletoe. Love it. Hanging from the door frame, and trying to time it so you walk underneath at the same time as the chap you fancy. So … fresh breath. And big white smile for the self-satisfied selfie afterwards. Pack up your White Glo toothpaste. And this isn’t just any toothpaste. Nope.  Not if it’s the advanced Activated Charcoal and Baking Soda toothpaste. Through regular, daily brushing, this toothpaste will whiten yellow discolouration on your tooth enamel, and will protect against cavities and decay, as well as keeping your mouth healthy and your breath fresh. So mistletoe ready, then! Around R79.99 from Clicks, Dis-Chem Pharmacies, Checkers, Pick ‘n Pay and online at www.yooper.co.za

Let’s be real. There are going to be mishaps. A bee sting. A splinter. A small burn from taking the turkey out of the hot oven. So be sure to add a tube of Melcura to your holiday kit.  It’s been used for burns in hospitals for years, so you know it’s good and it really is a crucial component in one’s arsenal for fast, complete wound healing when an accident arises or a wound flares up (and doesn’t that always happen after doctor hours on Christmas eve!).

Melcura HoneyGel – the flagship product – has  medical-grade Fynbos honey and vitamins C and E, helps stop bacteria growth, and can be used on cuts, abrasions, first and second degree burns, bites, and post-surgery wounds. You can use on the wound, or on a dressing, and you’ll find it for R99 and R125 from pharmacies.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Artists – you could be the next winner in a leading art competition! 

There are just over two weeks to go until entries close for the Sasol New Signatures Art Competition. Time is ticking fast so best you...

Love tea? Here’s why and how you should drink it

Ready-to-drink teas, functional teas and speciality teas come in all shapes, sizes and flavours. Then there‘s also tea-infused water, energy drinks, tea-based ice cream...

Ten industry leaders doing extraordinary things

Sweet-Orr has partnered with 10 South African industry leaders to showcase their talent and celebrate their inspiring stories. It’s a salute to the hardworking men...

Five different retirement personas … which one are you? 

Like many things that require a long-term outlook and commitment, many of us tend to put off retirement planning until it's sometimes too late.  While...

Tuck into a hearty beef and mushroom bolognese

Nothing beats a meaty pasta dish to warm you up from the inside. But, if you want to reduce your red meat intake and...