How to Look Good in the Desert

So you’ve decided to make a trip to the Sahara Desert. Or the Kalahari Desert. Or maybe the Arabian Desert.

Regardless of where it is you’ll be sweating like the proverbial gypsy with a mortgage, and suffering from extreme dehydration and heat exhaustion, you need to know how to look good in this environment.

If you’re actually crazy enough to make a trip out to the desert, we hope our 8tips below will help you.

  • Make sure your vehicle is suited for desert terrain

In case you get sunburnt out there, you’ll need to be able to escape really quickly. So a desert terrain vehicle (preferably twin turbo), is what you need to make sure you don’t permanently damage your skin. Also make sure you have a spare tyre, extra gas, water and oil.

  • Pack water. Litres and litres of it

Hopefully an obvious piece of advice. You won’t be maintaining your fresh face if you’re dehydrated. Nor will you be able to think properly if all you can crave is the bottle of agua. We recommend packing 10 Litres per day you plan to stay there.

  • Pack some Niacin

In case you see a snake or a wild dog, you’ll need the proper supplementation to enable you to run for your life. As described in Best Niacin Supplement , NiacinMax by Wolfson Berg works up to 45 times better than other niacin supplements, increasing oxygen delivery to the blood, brain and muscles. This will ensure that should the situation call for it, you’ll be ready to run away from whatever animal is attacking you, and ensure it doesn’t damage your skin.

  • Dress properly

If there’s ever one time to not wear a dress and stilletos, it’s when you’re miles deep in the desert. Running shoes are recommended in case you need to run for your life. And pack a spare pair of socks. You never know when they could come in handy.

  • Wear lip balm

The last thing you want to do is damage your beautiful lips. Some Blistex 30+ seems to work from our experience. Just tip your finger in a container, and rub it through your lips.

  • Stay with your vehicle

It’s the easiest thing to spot, and has mirrors, horns and lights which you can use to attract attention if you feel the sun is damaging your good looks. Make sure you have a fuel tank of petrol, and keep the air conditioning running if you can.

  • Respect the location

If you start running out of water, do not try to be a hero. Do not eat, smoke or talk. Try to preserve as much energy as you can.

  • Pack a spare set of make-up and concealer, just in case

After all, you never know who you might meet out there, it could be the love of your life 😉


So there you have it. Hopefully those 8 tips will help you next time you decide to venture out to sandy terrain full of snakes and cactuses.

Obviously we do not recommend tripping in the desert, but if you have no choice but to make a trip, then these are the tips we would give.

Make sure you listen to Jess also when she explains how to look good after a night out

Safe travels ladies and gents!