4 Tips for Travel-Friendly Skincare

Just as skin reacts differently to changing seasons, your complexion’s needs also shift with a change of scenery. Traveling to new climates, as well as the journey itself, can create new skin concerns from breakouts to dryness to sensitivity. To keep skin looking glowy and feeling its very best, be sure to maintain—even update—your skincare ritual as you hit the road. Here are 4 ways you can prepare and protect your skin health wherever you roam.

Tip #1: Mid-Flight Hydrate + Protect

The Problem: Air travel comes with two key barriers to optimal skin health. The first is dry air. Since airplane cabins have very low humidity levels, dry skin inevitably follows. The second is exposure to UV rays. “Most people don't think about exposure to UV rays when they're up in the air,” says Dr. Amy Wechsler, guest expert on our Mind Your Skin podcast. “There are two damaging UV rays: UVA and UVB. UVB is blocked by glass. But UVA—you have no idea you're getting it. It doesn't create a tan or burn. It penetrates a bit more deeply and causes sun damage. The side windows on airplanes do not have UVA filters on them.”

Our Solution: Apply targeted skincare when you fly. To combat dryness, our Multi-Task Full Circle Eye Serum Masks are an easy way to ensure bright-looking eyes after the red-eye. These hydrogel patches offer 360-degrees of hydration and are a breeze to pack. To both hydrate and protect skin from harmful UVA, UVB, and even blue light, apply a layer of Beyond SPF UV Defense Masque SPF 30 before take-off.

Tip #2: Post-Travel Cleanse + Rehydrate

The Problem: Whether flying or road-tripping, skin can feel uncomfortable after a long journey. With air travel, this is partially due to recirculated air. In the car, turning up the air conditioner can also leave skin dry and sensitive, as AC removes humidity from the environment. When you reach your destination, you may also find that different microclimates cause your skin to react in unexpected ways.

Our Solution: When you reach your destination, prioritize cleansing to reset your skin. Double cleanse with our Detox Cleansing Duo to dissolve surface impurities and leave skin feeling softer and purified. Next, replenish moisture with our Soothing Relief Hydration Emulsion, formulated to soothe sensitivity, infuse skin with lasting hydration, and support skin’s moisture barrier. In a clinical study, 97% reported their skin felt a lasting improvement in skin dryness.

Tip #3: Simple Ritual for Warm, Humid Weather

The Problem: If you’re traveling to a warmer climate, skin is likely to experience an increase in oiliness due to heat and humidity. This is because the hotter the weather, the more sebum skin produces, creating more visible surface oils.

Our Solution: Try a simple ritual to help keep oily skin under control and clarify skin.

Step 1: Cleanse with Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar
This detoxifying cleansing bar purifies, unclogs pores, and absorbs excess surface oil without stripping the skin. Bonus: Cleansing bars are solid, so they aren’t subject to liquid limitations when traveling.
Formulated With: Charcoal & Dead Sea Mud
Results: Skin is left looking and feeling smooth and soft, clear and refreshed.

Step 2 AM: Moisturize & Protect with Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30
In sunny weather, shield skin from harmful UV rays while improving the look and feel of skin's suppleness and elasticity.
Formulated With: Sea Water & Spirulina Maxima
Results: Skin is both moisturized and supported with UV protection, left feeling soft and smooth with improved firmness.

Step 2 PM: Moisturize with Mattifying Gel Moisturizer
Formulated for all seasons and skin types, this all-weather moisturizer delivers both instant and long-lasting hydration in one.
Formulated With: Hydrating Sugar Complex & Squalane
Results: Skin enjoys all-day matte-finish moisture and a smooth, satin look.

Step 4: Finish with Shake-It Tinted Skin Treatment
Your last step to skincare, Shake-It refines the look of pores and reduces excess surface oils to lock in a sheer-matte finish.
Formulated With: Cosmetic Grade Alcohol & Powdered Pigment
Results: Pores appear tightened and oil is controlled for a shine-free look and feeling of skin confidence.

Bonus: If you plan to be out in the sun, apply an extra layer of protection with UV Defense Masque SPF 30. Our newest mineral-based sunscreen not only shields skin with broad-spectrum UV protection, it also defends against blue light damage.

Tip #4: Simple Ritual for Cool, Dry Weather

The Problem: If you’re traveling to a cooler climate, skin can become dry, flaky, and irritated. Low humidity can draw moisture from the uppermost layers of skin, leading to dryness if left unaddressed.

Our Solution: Try a simple ritual update to help replenish moisture and support skin’s barrier.

Step 1: Cleanse with Phelityl Cleansing Bar
This nourishing treatment bar gently cleanses without drying, helping skin maintain moisture. Bonus: Cleansing bars are solid, therefore carry-on friendly.
Formulated With: Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) & Safflower Seed Oil
Results: Skin is left with balanced hydration and a silky-smooth feel.

Step 2: Moisturize with Extra Dry Phelityl Cream
Our rich-textured day-to-night cream delivers EFAs to help nourish dry skin and replenish the vital moisture and nutrients that daily life depletes.
Formulated With: Phelityl Complex & Botanic Oil Blend
Results: Skin’s protective barrier is left supported, moisture is preserved, and hydration levels are balanced for a velvety-soft finish.

Step 3: Protect with Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30
Our everyday rich, protective cream shields skin from harmful UV rays while helping improve the feel of skin's firmness and elasticity.
Formulated With: Mineral-rich Sea Water & Spirulina Maxima
Results: Skin is protected while enjoying an instant look and feel of firmness and long-term rejuvenation for a renewed, healthier complexion.

Step 4: Finish with Shake-It Tinted Skin Treatment
Your last step to skincare, Shake-It brings barely-there pigment that helps to even the look of skin tone.
Formulated With: Cosmetic Grade Alcohol & Powdered Pigment
Results: Skin is left looking more uniform in tone. In a clinical study, 94% reported skin appeared smoother upon application.

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