Glowing Skin on-the-Go: Essential Summer Travel Skincare Tips for Busy Nurses


Michelle Ravanera | June 17th, 2024

Summer travel is the perfect antidote to a long stint on the ward. But those sunshine-filled adventures can wreak havoc on your skin. Between long flights, unfamiliar climates, and endless sightseeing, keeping your complexion healthy can feel like an extra shift.

This blog is here to help! Here are our essential summer travel skincare tips to ensure you return from your adventures with a radiant, healthy glow:

  • Pack Smart, Travel Light: Ditch the full-size bottles. Look for travel-sized versions of your favorite cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. If you have limited space, consider opting for multi-tasking products, like a BB cream that combines moisturizer and SPF.
  • Hydration is Key: Airplane cabins are notoriously drying. Combat this by misting your face with a hydrating spray throughout the flight. Stick to water and avoid sugary drinks that can dehydrate you.
  • Sunscreen is Your BFF: Sun protection is essential year-round, but especially crucial in summer. Choose a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every two hours, or more often if sweating or swimming.
  • Lightweight Products for Summer Days: Heavy creams can feel suffocating in hot weather. Opt for lightweight, gel-based formulations that absorb quickly and won’t clog your pores.
  • Cleanse and Refresh: Traveling exposes your skin to new pollutants and dirt. Maintain a consistent cleansing routine, even if it’s a quick wash with a gentle cleanser in the airplane bathroom.
  • Don’t Forget the Extras: Pack lip balm with SPF to prevent dryness and sunburn. Bring soothing eye masks to reduce puffiness from long journeys.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your skin stays healthy and radiant throughout your summer adventures. So, pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready to hit the road with confidence!


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