Packing for the next road trip this summer? Before you ride into the sunset, be sure to check if you have these self-care essentials with you. Plus, a quick car checklist for an epic, non-stop, and long road trip! Check out below.
A long road trip can only be comfy if you are well prepared. To do that, here is a self-care checklist to survive a long trip:
You won't know if the next bathroom stop at the gas station has toilet paper or wipes! Or if you’ll have access to shampoo and soap, be sure to add these items to your toiletry bag:
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Toilet paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Bug Spray
Yes, it’s a road trip. But that does not mean you should slack on your skincare. Even if you can’t do your normal 10-step skincare routine, be sure to pack the most important basic skincare needs like these:
Traveling can change the skin especially if it is a dry and humid day. Your skin tends to produce more sebum and be more exposed to dust and dirt. These can cause clogging of the pores and skin dehydration. So do not sleep on your skincare!
Water or Cool Drinks
Keeping yourself hydrated is the key to pull through a long hot road trip. Did you know that dehydration can affect your driving? Yes, it can cause double vision, fatigue, dry eyes, and blurred vision that can pose danger on the road. Keep a water bottle near you or a cool drink to hydrate. Drinking plenty of water will also ensure that your skin will be well hydrated.
Change of Clothes and Flipflops
You won’t know what can happen during a road trip. You might get food stains on your clothes, or your shoes might be uncomfortable during the ride. It is better to be ready and have a change of clothes or a flip-flop you can use to switch in. If you suddenly had an impromptu stop on the beach, a flipflop or sandals can come in handy.
You’re in for the long haul! To avoid being traumatized from a lengthy road, pack these comfort products that will keep you comfy and relaxed (especially if you are the designated passenger).
- Portable Charger
What’s a little self-care without snacking on the road? Listening to music while eating your favorite snack is the most simple and relaxing thing you can experience during a road trip. Yes, most snacks available in store are unhealthy but there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a cheat day once in a while. Here are some of our favorite healthy and cheat day road trip snacks:
- Livlo Cinnamon Almon Pecan Keto Granola
- Protein Bars
- Beef Jerky
- String Cheese
- Candies and chocolates
First Aid Kit and Self-Defense Item
Let’s hope you won’t need to use a first aid kit or a self-defense item but it’s better to be prepared than to be sorry. Some self-defense items are:
- Pepper spray
- Alarm keychain
- Stun gun or Tasers
If you are going into the wild, there are kits you can buy with survival gear and first aid supplies that would be helpful and keep you safe.
Here are what you should check on your car before going on a long ride to prevent accidents and keep your car running for a long road trip:
- License and registration
- Check oil, tires, batteries, washer fluid, windshield blades, jack, compressor, headlights
- Pack spare tires
- Check ac and air filters
- Check belts, sparks plug, hose
- Check brake fluid and power steering
- Be sure that you get enough sleep before driving
Print this checklist and pack your bags for the best road trip you’ll ever have this summer!