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Summer Outing Essentials

It’s summertime once again and nothing can be better than stepping out of your Tagaytay luxury homes and going on a summer outing with your friends and family! With everyone in a mad rush, it would be best to prepare your bag the night before the excursion. No idea what to bring? Maybe this checklist can help you out.

Sunbathing

Sunblock/Sunscreen

While you may think these two are the same, they are actually as different as apples and oranges. Sunscreen tends to have a thinner, oilier formula and can be bought in spray bottles. It’s also more easily absorbed by the skin. As for sun protection, what it does is transform the harmful sun radiation into milder radiation. Meanwhile, sunblock comes in the form of a thicker, non-oily lotion which must be rubbed onto your skin in order for it to be absorbed. As its name says, sunblock “blocks” the sun rays, effectively deflecting the radiation. In addition, sunscreen will take effect 20 minutes after application while sunblock will take effect immediately. Now, which one would you rather pack in your beach bag? Sunscreen or sunblock?

Wipes

Some may think wipes are solely for infant’s use, but actually wipes can be your best friend in the infernal heat. If you’re on the road and you’re feeling quite hot, whip out a wipe and use it to refresh yourself. For pretty young ladies out there who love using makeup, wipes can also double as a makeup remover during your roadtrips. If you have little kiddos who just love having sticky fingers, your packet of wipes ought to do the trick.

Bottle of Water

Keep yourself constantly hydrated with a bottle of water in your bag. If you deny your body of water, it can lead to fever, heatstroke, low blood sugar and even heart failure. Remember, hydration is key to a healthy body.

Sunglasses

These days, most of us wear sunglasses not for the purpose of protecting our pretty peepers, but for fashion’s sake. Next time your purchase a pair, make sure you are getting one with ultraviolet (UV) protection as your sunglasses are one of the best ways to protect your eyes from the harmful radiation. What can the sunlight do to our eyes? First, its UV rays can cause eyelid cancer. Second, it can cause intaocular melanoma, the most common eye cancer in adults. Third, it can also cause Keratitis or corneal cancer. As you can see, sunglasses are your first defense against UV rays so don’t forget to wear them, even if it’s on a cloudy day.

Cash

If you’re planning to go on the road, do not forget to bring cash with you! Do not assume all establishments accept credit or debit cards because not all do. Be prepared; bring a good amount of cash with you to last the whole duration of your outing.

A Map

When you are out in the middle of nowhere with hardly any cell signal, you certainly won’t be able to rely on your mobile device’s Google maps. With an actual, physical map, you and your companions need not worry about getting lost on the way to your destination for a paper maps neither runs on batteries nor needs a cell signal.

Snacks

You’ll definitely agree when we say traffic is everywhere—even in the province! Be prepared for those bumper to bumper moments by satiating your growling stomach with the snacks you packed inside your bag. Said snacks can be a trail mix, crackers or a granola bar.

Towelette

With summer comes heat and with heat comes buckets of sweat. Be ready to wipe away those droplets with a nice, clean towelette.

At the end of the day, the most important factor is to always have fun. Don’t forget to print out your pictures for what use are the images taken if they are just to be stored in a memory card? Print them to have a physical reminder of those summer days.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Kimberly Marie Gayeta (Kimmy) is a Communications Degree holder, currently working as an online Marketing Representative for TAGAYTAY HIGHLANDS: Tagaytay Luxury Homes.

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