Travel Tips

4 fantastic travel health tips for late summer sun

Posted on September 25, 2019

Amazing aloe vera

Packed with more than 200 active compounds, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and polysaccharides (which are good for immune health), aloe vera truly is a wonder plant.


If you’ve spent a little too long enjoying the sun, aloe vera can cool and soothe the skin, removing some of that uncomfortable tightness. It helps prevent itching too, which is great for dry skin, or insect bites.


Aloe vera is 99% water, so it will hydrate and moisturise your thirsty, sun-kissed skin – making it smoother and less prone to wrinkles (hurrah!). If you suffer from Eczema or Psoriasis, aloe can also help your skin.


Lifeplan Organic Aloe Vera Gel is the perfect product to pop in your toiletry bag, and will be your aftersun saviour. It contains no perfumes, colourings or parabens – just natural goodness that your skin will love.


But don’t just take our word for it.  We were thrilled that our Aloe Vera Gel was named as Platinum Award Winner in the Janey Loves 2018 Sensitive/Problem skin category recently.


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Tell mosquitos to buzz off

Waking up on holiday to a sore and itchy bite is never fun, so our next product is one that could help you avoid using DEET sprays and other chemical solutions by providing a completely natural solution.


The B vitamin Thiamin releases an odour onto the skin, which is undetectable to us, but which mosquitos and other biting bugs really hate.


Begin taking Lifeplan Thiamin 100mg tablets a week before you jet off and for the duration of your trip for the best results. And if you are unlucky enough to get bitten, remember that our aforementioned friend aloe vera can quickly soothe any itching.  


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Get beta carotene into your cooking


Make sure your pre-holiday meals contain plenty of beta-carotene, which may help to reduce your risk of sunburn and improve your skin’s golden glow.


Carrot, spinach and tomatoes are all rich in beta-carotene, and as a bonus they can help you tick off your five-a-day too. If you are struggling to eat a few portions of these foods a day, try Lifeplan Beta Carotene Complex. This is a high-strength alternative that will top up your carotenoids, which can boost eye and skin health.  It also contains copper which helps to maintain a healthy skin colour.


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Help prevent tummy troubles


A delicate stomach can upset any holiday, but live cultures provided by Acidophilus & Rhamnosus may be beneficial when travelling.  Every bottle is prepared using at least four billion live cultures and they’re a great supplement to take on holiday.


For optimal effectiveness it’s recommended that you start taking three capsules per day with your breakfast, a week before you go away.  Continue to take your capsules during your trip and for a week after you get home.


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With these four staples in your suitcase, you can enjoy a happier, healthier holiday, wherever you are heading.