2023 Summer Hiking Essentials | Hudson Valley Skin Care

Hiking is one of the most popular activities in the summer, and for good reason. Unforgettable views, connecting with nature, and getting exercise makes hiking one of our favorite things to do in the summer, but it’s important to stay prepared. Whether your hike is leisurely or you’re hiking a more intense trail, we’re sharing our hiking essentials to keep you safe and comfortable on your next hike. 

Natural Bug Repellent

Bug repellent is an absolute must when hiking. Bugs are much more populated in wooded areas, and it’s important to protect ourselves and our skin from bug bites. Our go-to bug spray is Hudson Valley Skin Care’s Natural Bug Repellent. This all-natural repellent keeps pests away without putting harsh chemicals or toxins on your skin.

Lip Balm

The last thing you want to deal with on your hike is chapped, irritated lips. Most lip balms actually end up dehydrating your lips even more, which is why we created a natural lip balm that actually strengthens your lip’s skin barrier. Hudson Valley Skin Care’s Lip Balms are made with organic oils like Sunflower Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, and Vitamin E to keep your lips ultra-moisturized so you can enjoy your hike. 

Jojoba Oil

This might not be the most common hiking essential, but Jojoba Oil can be a lifesaver on a hike. Jojoba Oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, meaning this oil is great to put on cuts, scrapes, or irritated parts of your skin. Rub 2-4 drops of Jojoba Oil onto the affected area and get instant relief. 


Lastly but certainly not least, be sure to bring an SPF of 30 or higher on your hike. The sun’s rays can cause serious skin damage, from sun burns to skin cancer, it is so important to always protect your skin from UV Rays. Make sure every exposed part of your body is covered to ensure maximum protection on your next hike. 

If you’re planning on hiking this summer, reevaluate your hiking bag and add any essentials you may have forgotten about. When hiking, it’s important to stay prepared and protected so you can enjoy all that our planet has to offer.