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Summer Skincare Essentials For Your Next Vacation

Posted by Ellie Swain on May 27th 2022

Summer Skincare Essentials For Your Next Vacation

Summer vacations are full of fun. Don’t we all love relaxing on the beach, drinking cocktails al fresco, and dipping in the pool?

But packing for vacations isn’t as much fun. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our summer beauty essentials to help make the process easier for you.

Keep reading for our favorite travel-friendly summer products.


It’s an obvious one, but we can’t miss it. Most of us know the importance of wearing sunscreen, especially in the summer, but did you know that you need to reapply it every two hours? That’s no matter what the level of SPF your sunscreen contains.

Wearing plenty of sunscreen in the summer ensures your skin remains protected all day long and prevents the risk of skin damage, sunburn, and premature ageing.

While there are plenty of sunscreens out there, we recommend the Murad Essential C Day Moisture SPF 30 for the ultimate glowy finish to your skincare routine.

The SPF 30 moisturizer is packed full of antioxidants that shield the skin, helping to reveal radiance and protect it from UV damage as it treats environmentally-stressed skin.

Powerful antioxidant ginkgo Biloba leaf extract helps to protect skin from environmental aggressors like pollution for a glowing, youthful-looking complexion.

Facial mist

We all know how hot it can get on holiday. A cooling facial mist spray is a must-have for any summer trip as it can help refresh you in the unbearably hot weather. Facial mists are soothing for the skin and add much-needed hydration.

Keep a facial mist to hand in your handbag or beach bag so you can spritz yourself whenever you’re feeling warm.

We love the Glymed Plus Professional CBD B3 Facial Mist . Infused with CBD and vitamin B3, this refreshing mist helps balance the skin for a radiant complexion. Vitamin B3 is renowned for soothing irritation, reducing the appearance of redness, and improving skin tone.

So not only can you use the mist to cool down, but you’re also helping to improve your complexion – bonus! You can also use the mist to set makeup before heading out for dinner and drinks on your vacation.

Hydrating mask

A hydrating mask is a great addition to bring along to your vacay, especially if you’re traveling by plane. After all, the air inside a plane’s cabin is typically dry and thin. You might need some extra hydration to protect your face during the journey or to refresh when you reach your accommodation once your land.

The PCA Skin Hydrating Mask is the perfect solution. The at-home mask contains an advanced blend of calming ingredients and botanicals that treat irritated and thirsty skin.

Oat milk extract helps calm and soothe the skin while also retaining essential moisture. Meanwhile, Arnica Montana flower extract and cucumber extract deliver extra calming benefits. Panthenol, glycerin, and sodium hyaluronate then deeply hydrate the skin.

Tinted moisturizer

Sure, you might want to wear makeup and dress up when you head out to dinner or hit the tiles, but on holiday it’s nice to keep your daytime look easy and low-maintenance. When you’re on vacation, why not let your skin take a break?

If you can, ditch the heavy foundation and opt for a breathable, tinted moisturizer, preferably with added SPF.

Going light with your makeup allows your skin to absorb the surrounding moisture and prevents clogged pores.

The Revision Intellishade Original is an anti-aging tinted moisturizer containing SPF 45. The multi-tasking formula corrects, protects, brightens, conceals, and hydrates the skin. Turn back the signs of aging while you vacation with this award-winning tinted moisturizer that leaves your skin looking fabulous.


Summer heat and humidity can leave your pores clogged, especially when sweating and traveling to beach destinations. Slough away those dead skin cells and release oil, sweat, and debris with a regular exfoliating routine.

We suggest exfoliating one to three times a week. The evening is best, so your freshly exfoliated skin isn’t exposed to the sun. This helps buff away dead skin cells and speed up your skin’s natural healing process.

After all, nobody wants to deal with acne on their summer vacay, right?

The Obagi Professional-C Microdermabrasion Polish + Mask is a rich, exfoliating polish that de-flakes, refines, and reveals brighter, smoother skin. This helps clear the way for serums and moisturizers to work their magic.

The scrub precisely exfoliates the skin with fine crystals of uniform shape and size to work on the outermost layers of skin. It lifts and removes dead skin cells while infusing the skin with a 30% concentration of Vitamin C.

The scrub is suitable for all skin types used twice weekly – even sensitive ones.

Get Vacation Ready

Planning your Summer trip? Treat yourself to a fun time! When it comes to packing your skin care routine, checkout our selection of travel sizes and kits to make it a little easier.