Summer is on it’s way! Time to break out the Summer clothes and pack for that vacation you’ve been meaning to take all year. Let’s highlight the keyword “pack” one moment here. It’s the one step between you and the plane. We can all agree that packing is hard. Everyone that we follow on Instagram makes it look easy, but there’s no getting around it- it’s difficult. Of course, there are packing blocks to save storage, Marie Kondo for expert folding tricks and the method to throw everything you think you’ll need on your bed then throwing only half of it into your carry-on.
All methods work, but most travelers tend to forget to pack travel essentials. You know to pack travel documents i.e. passports, chargers, phone, keys, wallet, but what else could you possibly be forgetting? Don’t worry, Erasable Inc Med Spa has your back with our top 5 suitcase must-haves for Summer travel.
Let’s go straight into what we know best! As a company based in the sunshine state, we constantly pack a weekender bag to head into even sunnier destinations in South Florida or historical gems like St. Augustine. Where do we head to when we want the best skincare in travel friendly sizes? Our SkinMedica® online store of course! It is packed with travel sized options that protects, moisturizes and restores your skin for all the sun you’ll be getting on your Summer travels.
Pro Tip: Erasable Inc Med Spa’s SkinMedica® Glow on the Go Essentials System. Available at the SkinMedica® online store, this may look little but it packs a punch to any damage your skin may face while on the beach or exploring with your friends. It includes all of our fan favorites such as our facial cleanser, Lumivive Day Damage Defense Serum, Lumivive Night Revitalize Repair Complex, HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator and topping it all off with our Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum SPF 34/PA Sunscreen.
Best part? It’s already in a travel case! All you need to do is drop it into your luggage with your makeup and other toiletries. Truly, a Summer travel must-have in your suitcase, grab your SkinMedica® Glow on the Go Essentials System here.
Number 1 item to pack for a tropical locale? Bathing suits! As experts in everything tropical, we recommend bringing three swimsuits paired with flowy dresses that are easy to pull on and off for immediate jumps in the water. Outfits with these factors in mind will make it easier to transition from day to night with a simple shoe and undergarment change. Flowy outfits and bathing suits equal lighter and less material to pack. This means more space to pack a hat to keep that precious head of yours void of scalp burn, more shoes to style your ensembles with and a layer or two. A layer or two? Oh yes, this is going to be our second pro tip.
Pro Tip: Stay weatherproofed for rain and cold! Especially if you plan to travel somewhere tropical like our hometown- Tampa, FL. It’s all fun in the sun until a storm rolls in and you need to layer fast! That’s why we recommend bringing at least ONE layer that is lightweight and rainproof! It also keeps the chilly airplane cabin at bay. Trust us on this one!
On The Move
Whether you’re on the plane or traveling to the next destination’s hotspot, there are items you always bring. What’s in our carry-on? Snacks (always), our HA5®rejuvenating hydrator and headphones. If there’s one thing to count on while traveling, it’s delays or long travel times. That’s why these travel essentials are always a grab away in our carry-on when we’re on the move.
Headphones are the number one travel essential for any person looking to entertain themselves while traveling. At least for us! If a perfectly curated Summer playlist isn’t your recommended form of bringing on your vacation vibes, how about a good Summer read? Take a look at the weekly bestseller list to take your pick. If you’re looking for something to hit you in the feels but laugh hysterically, we hear Chelsea Handler’s new book is the perfect fit.
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite Bravo shows either! The best part of traveling to a tropical Summer destination is watching an episode of Summer House where they celebrate Summer each weekend or watching The Real Housewives where they go on a lavish tropical vacation every three episodes. Catch those Summer vibes with a lightweight laptop like a chromebook or tablet that fits your viewing needs while staying travel friendly in your purse or carry-on.
The one reason why our hydrator cream stays close to us in our carry-on is because traveling dehydrates you. Whether you’re high in the sky or walking in the sun, the Summer heat will be a scorcher that leads to major dehydration that can end up with dry skin, dizziness and dry mouth. Keep yourself and your skin hydrated by buying a large water bottle and travel sized hydrator for your plane or car ride, however you choose to travel for your Summer adventure. Just make sure constant hydration is a travel essential!
Pro Tip: Grab a travel water bottle that will retain the cold water temperature. We applaud those that want to bring a gallon BUT that is not recommended for carrying around while traveling to and from your destination. Plus, you get great karma points for buying a reusable bottle instead of using plastic bottles. Drink well, do good and keep your body happy.
No matter what you pack, Erasable Inc Med Spa has your best travel-sized skin care products. Check out the SkinMedica® online store to see how you can keep your skin in top shape no matter where your seasonal choices take you. If you’re a local in our sunny city of Tampa, FL come in for a pre or post vacation treatment to get your ultimate glow on!
Erasable Inc Med Spa’s Top Ways To Prep For Summer
Summer is officially on its way! Time to start packing your winter clothes away in favor of sandals and bikinis. Before you throw your favorite swimsuit on and hit the beach it’s essential to prep for Summer’s upcoming heat, salt and sun. Don’t let the Summer elements take a toll on your mind and body. Here are Erasable Inc Med Spa’s top tips for getting you Summer ready!
Summer used to mean a complete break from school, but these days you have to work hard in order to enjoy your stress free Summer weekends. To take full advantage of turning off your work notifications to savor those Summer moments, take some time to focus on your mind!
Five minutes a day is all you need to clear your mind with meditation. Try downloading a meditation app to take a small break after your PM traffic battle. After five days of practicing, you’ll have a clear mind to fill with focusing on connecting with loved ones or focusing completely on your new beach read.
Speaking of beach reads, check out this year’s picks to fill your tote with for your next pool day. Getting lost in your imagination exercises those brain muscles without you knowing it! So grab that margarita, put on some sunscreen on and relax while you read the latest dystopian thriller before it becomes a movie!
Our last mind prep tip may be the most difficult, but you’ll see the best results come time to live in the moment. Ditch your phone for a couple hours at a time to refocus on yourself. Take yourself or your family out on a date without instagramming. Best way to get started? Set a time to put your phone aside at night before performing your nightly routines! Stay present without the technology.
Now that you’ve reached peak zen in your mind, let’s move on to prepping your body for the Summer weather!
Let’s face it, we may love Summer’s plentiful vitamin C, but the sun can easily be a foe for the ill-prepared. With Erasable Inc Med Spa based in one of most sunny of cities- Tampa, Florida- we are the experts when it comes to prepping your body to take on looking and feeling good in your season’s best.
Don’t let the sun take the energy out of you making a full day of plans then canceling in favor of staying in the cool air conditioning. The best way to keep your energy intact against the heat is to get your workout routine down pat.
Getting back to exercising or even sticking to a workout routine is difficult! It even becomes dull after a couple weeks. Luckily, the Summer brings more opportunities to get your workout from indoors to outdoors. Break out the paddle board, kayak the many local nature preserves and push yourself by perfecting your breaststroke. You can even skip the studio for hot yoga and just bring your yoga mat to your backyard. Many possibilities to shake up your regularly scheduled workout. See the difference it makes to your stamina! That way you can make plans with your friends at the drop of the dime.
What’s the point of getting your body Summer ready if you’re not eating right? Break out your blender to create some juices and smoothies to add a little extra nutrition to your daily diet and don’t forget to stay hydrated with water! Make sure to fill your water bottle every time you leave the house. Your skin and body will thank you for it.
Sometimes exercise combined with eating right doesn’t melt away that stubborn winter fat fast enough. We’ve been there! Thankfully, Erasable Inc Med Spa has exactly what you need to get you feeling your best. Our CoolSculpting treatment uses science to help get your body in shape on top of your Summer prep routine. CoolSculpting already sounds delightful in any Summer scenario, but how does it work? This non-invasive FDA-approved procedure freezes fat cells by using CoolSculpting technology to safely cool and target fat cells underneath your skin resulting in your fat cells crystallizing and dying. Over time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate dead cells, leaving that stubborn winter fat behind! Bookour CoolSculpting Fat Reduction session today! Getting rid of winter never sounded better.
Skin + Hair Care
There is nothing more important than to protect your skin this Summer. You may do well to drink enough water to combat dehydration, but your skincare routine should completely change from combating those harsh winter days.
Skip the heavy moisturizers in favor of a sheer BB cream with sunscreen to avoid clogged pores in the daytime and a special hydrator serum for nighttime. Reach for the tints with sunscreen instead of matte lipsticks. And this Summer, focus on letting your skin breathe while protecting it with sunscreen. Visit Erasable Inc Med Spa’s online store to find your perfect Summer skincare products.
After all that hard work getting healthy and perfecting your Summer skincare routine, it’s time to treat yourself! This could be with a new ‘do. Shed the darker colors in favor of a lighter balayage or get experimental with a whole new color! Have fun with your mane, just make sure to nourish those locks by moisturizing once a week with coconut oil or a hair mask. Hair care already taken care of? Then jump start your Summer skincare routine by visiting us at Erasable Inc in Tampa, FL for a facial! Leave feeling relaxed with a pre-Summer glow.
Ready to take on the Summer? Tell us how you Summer prep by tagging us at #erasableincmedspa.