- Prepare your skin with "Multi Cartenoids" (with betacarotene).
- Check any vaccination requirements for any "exotic" destinations.
- Make sure to bring enough prescription medicines with you,
keep them in a safe place where they can't be lost or stolen.
- Bring any contraceptive requirements with you.
- Take out holiday insurance.
- Check that your passport is in order.
- Make sure to bring film and batteries for your camera or
one disposable camera, underwater camera.
- By now everyone should be aware of the potentially harmful
effects of excess exposure to the sun.
- Common sense and the right sun protection creams can help
avoid these problems.
- Start off with short periods in the sun and gradually increase.
- Avoid the sun between the hours of 12 noon and 3.00 pm,
when it is at its most intense.
- Ensure that young children wear a hat and shirt while out
playing in the sun.
- Start on a high factor and reduce to a lower one when you
have acclimatised to the sun.
- Use a lip block to protect the lips especially if you are
prone to coldsores.
Protection & Toiletry Needs
- Suncreams, Aftersun and Lipblock
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser and Night cream.
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Body Lotion
- Shaving Foam
- Toilet Bag (nail brush, face cloth, emery boards, etc.)
Needs Be prepared for some minor holiday ailments.
Take the following:
- Antiseptic wipes, Antiseptic Cream, Plasters.
- Anti-Diarrhoea Tablets (e.g. Arrett).
- Upset-tummy tablets (e.g. Motilium).
- No-bite mosquito killer.
- Insect repellant (jungle formula, citronella oil).
- Anti-Histamine tablets (e.g. Zirtec, Clarityn).
- Sunburn remedy (e.g. calamine lotion, Aloe vera gel).
- Pain killers (e.g. panadol, solpadeine).
- Calpol or paracetamol etc. for children.
- Travel sickness tablets (e.g. Stugeron, Sea-legs).
- Water purification tablets.