Our skin goes through a lot while you are on the go which makes it very important to take good skin care during summer travel. Travelling itself makes your skin dull, and not to forget the sun and the dirt that affects your skin very badly.

Wherever you go you need to take complete care of your hair and your skin. Skin care during summer travel is very important. Here are a few things that you need to carry and do to save your skin when on the wheels to protect you from the harshness your skin might go through during travelling.

Tips for skin care during summer travel


model is cleaning her face skin by cotton pads, for skin care during summer travel
Cleansing skin during summers

Your skin is exposed to so much sunlight and so much dirt while you are travelling. Dirt gets accumulated in your skin pores which you are supposed to clean on a daily basis or else your skin will get infected. So keep a cleanser in your bag to remove the dirt and makeup at the end of your tiring day.

There are soap-free cleansers available in the market. Forest Essentials, Himalaya, and The Body Shop are the cleansers that are really effective and refresh your skin. They also hydrate your skin and does not make you feel dry or itchy. This comes in small packaging, you can even keep them in your bag and step one for skin care during summer is done.


Moisturiser for skin care during summer travel
Moisturising the skin cells is important

Most of the beauty products available in the market have alcohol in it that makes the skin dry. Always carry a small pack or bottle of moisturizer handy in your bag. Apply an intense moisturizer the night before travel, this will keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. Prefer a moisturizer which is light but still hydrating. Heavy moisturizers make your skin very oily. Choose moisturiser according to your skin type.

You should also use a moisturiser that suits the weather. In summer, there can be places that are humid and those that have a dry heat. Humid weather makes you sweat and hence your skin naturally releases toxins in the form of sweat, a light hydrating moisturiser that is gel based or like serum is a good option. Avoid oil-based or very heavy moisturiser as these will make your face feel more oily and sticky and will have you sweat more profusely. Dry heat can be as bad as winter dryness despite the hot weather and the shining sun. Use a good hydrating moisturiser to keep your skin from drying up.

Apart from there is a general classification of heavy and a light moisturisers, there is a lot more to moisturisers and how best to choose them. You may not know but there are four types of moisturisers for your skin. According to the amount of dryness present in your skin, select amongst these hydrators and your skin care for summer travel will be on track.


This hydrator particularly attracts water to your skin and keeps it hydrated. When you pick up a moisturiser for yourself look for Glycerin, lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid and alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs) in the ingredients.

These work best on dry skins in the humid areas.


Ceramides are naturally present in the skin. If the skin is dry or damaged, it means that the ceramides in the skin are damaged. So replenishing them is important. Look for ceramide as an ingredient in moisturisers.

It is suitable for all types of skin.


These hydrators are good for dehydrated skins. Mostly these moisturisers are made of hazelnut oil and avocado.

These are heavy moisturisers and are mostly used for body and not for face.


There are gaps between the cells of the skin, that lack moisturising lipid. Emollients are used to fill those gaps. They are usually oil based and helps the skin to be hydrated for a longer time.

Ingredients that you have to look for are Lanolin and mineral oil.

9Face Mist

Woman face mist on face for skin care during summer travel
Face mists for skin hydration

A Face mist is another way of keeping your skin hydrated. Face mist is not just water, it contains herb extracts and other natural pick-me-up ingredients that help you keep your skin hydrated and oil free all day.

Alcohol free mist is considered to be better than the alcohol containing because that doesn’t make your skin dry.

Eminence Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist and DERMA E Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid are the two tried and tested face mists that will not fail to meet your expectation for skin care during summer travel. There are alcohol-free, mineral oil-free, and polymer-free which makes it the obvious choice for summers.

8Body lotion

Favourite cosmetics can help feel better
A good moisturiser can help you feel better

Our face skin layers are thinner than our body skin layers. Thus our body needs a stronger body lotion that gets absorbed easily, doesn’t make your skin oily, and keeps your skin moisturized.

You should select a body lotion for yourself that is ammonia free and avoid preservative which are in the form of parabens.

Before buying make sure you test a small amount on your skin, take it if it absorbs quickly and does not leave any greasiness behind.


Travelling to Fiji
Sunscreen protection for summers

Too much exposure to the sun can cause sunburn to your skin and not only this, Ultraviolet rays can penetrate deep into the skin not only can they damage the outer skin but also can penetrate into inner layers of skin and can damage your skin cells inside. So stop the sun outside!

Use sunscreen so that Ultraviolet rays are prevented to from reaching the skin.

If you are going to places where your skin will be overexposed to the sun, it is recommended to use a sunscreen above SPF 50. Using SPF 50 sunscreen is an advantage, you won’t have to apply it over and over again and you are done. If you are using one sunscreen for body and for face, try to buy both of above SPF 50. Or else use L’Oreal UV protect SPF 50 for face and Lotus herbal sunscreen SPF 50 for the body.

6Wet wipes

Wet wipes for skin care during summer travel
Skin cleaning with wet wipes.

Another way to remove extra oil or dirt from your skin is wet wipes, this makes your skin clean and its essence of different flavours make you feel refreshed.

Aloe Vera wet wipes can also be used to remove some extra makeup from your skin.

It’s a safe product and easy to carry with you when you are travelling and is one of the best things to do for skin care during summer travel.

5Blotting papers

Woman using oil blotting tissues
Woman using oil blotting tissues

A magical thing for oily skin is blotting papers; it absorbs all the extra oil from the skin. Remember the shine on your forehead? This is a solution for that. This oil that your face produces plays a huge role in your skin vitality so instead of barring your moisturizer just keep these magical blotting papers with you so that it absorbs the excess oil and washing can be avoided. Skin care during summer travel is incomplete without blotting papers.

These are compact and available in affordable range.

So buy them and stay oil-free and carefree.

4Face oil

Face oil containing nutrients essential for skin
Face oil containing nutrients essential for skin

Face oils these days consist of essential oils that are important for our skin nourishment. Usually, you should apply the face oil after using a moisturizer and before applying makeup on your face. This keeps your skin moisturized for a longer duration.

Removing your makeup will be easy after applying face oil to your skin.

Your kit for skin care during summer travel should have a face oil as a compulsory product.

3Lip balm

woman applying balsam for lips for skin care during summer travel
Female putting applying lip balm moisturizing balsam.

Lips are thin-layered when compared to your skin, so never leave them unattended. Use lip balms to keep them soft and hydrated. Keep them handy so that whenever you want them it’s just ready for you to use. Lips also need a good amount of care during summer travel.

2Stay Hydrated

young man drinking water
Drinking water is essential for skin care

Keep drinking water. It maintains the pH of your body as well helps your skin cells hydrated. This helps your skin to glow. No other tip for skin care during summer travel will work as good as this tip. Drinking water helps you remove toxins from your skin and helps your skin grow lighter and brighter.

1Ice pack for eyes

Eye mask for muscle relaxation
Eye mask for muscle relaxation

Relaxation at the end of the day is very important. If possible carry an ice pack with you so that after long day travel you keep an ice pack on your eyes and relax the eye muscles. If you like tea you can also use tea bags, green tea bags are especially good. Cucumber slices also go a long way in terms of relaxing those peepers. You will glow when every part of your body will feel comfortable and relaxed. 

These few tips can make your skin glow and grow brighter. Never forget to keep drinking a lot of water and definitely not to forget, keep smiling.

We would love to know which skin care products during summer travel make you happy and beautiful. Tell us in the comments section below.

Also read: Skin care tips for winter destinations


  1. Everyone must take their travel essentials wherever they go to maintain the charm and smoothness of their skin. Changing climates can take away your glow, so I take Forest essentials face creams and serums for the instant glowing face.

  2. Hey there! I just read your article on tips for taking care of your skin during summer travel, and I found it really helpful. I know how important it is to take care of your skin, especially in hot and humid weather. Your tips on using sunscreen, staying hydrated, and wearing breathable clothing are all great reminders to keep in mind while packing for my next trip. I also appreciated your suggestion to pack aloe vera gel, as I often forget about the potential for sunburns. Overall, thank you for sharing these tips – I’ll definitely be keeping them in mind for my next adventure!


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