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Skincare Travel Essentials For The Summer Season

Skincare Travel Essentials For The Summer Season

Summer is a season of excitement, adventure, and sunshine. As we transition from cooler months to the warmth of summer, our skin faces new challenges that require special attention. Whether you're jet-setting to an exotic locale or enjoying a staycation, having the right skincare essentials is crucial to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and glowing. Here's a guide to the must-have skincare products for your summer travels and tips on how to adapt your skincare routine to the season's changes.

Understanding The Effects of Summer To Skin

The shift from spring to summer brings significant environmental changes. Higher temperatures and increased humidity can lead to more sweating and oil production, which can clog pores and cause breakouts. Additionally, prolonged sun exposure can dehydrate the skin and lead to sunburns and long-term damage if proper protection isn't applied. Understanding these changes is the first step in adapting your skincare routine for the summer season.

Increased Oil Production: With higher temperatures and humidity, our sebaceous glands kick into overdrive, producing more oil than usual. This excess oil can lead to a greasy complexion and potentially clogged pores, making us more prone to breakouts and acne.

Dehydration: Sun exposure, combined with the heat and the drying effects of air conditioning, can quickly sap moisture from our skin. Dehydrated skin feels tight, dry, and may even become flaky if left untreated.

Sun Damage: The most obvious impact of summer weather on our skin is sun damage. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can result in sunburns, premature ageing, and increase the risk of skin cancer. UV rays penetrate the skin, breaking down collagen and elastin fibres, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, and sunspots.

Breakouts: Sweat, oil, and environmental pollutants create a perfect storm for clogged pores during the summer months. This combination can trigger acne breakouts and skin irritation, particularly for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

Hyperpigmentation: Sun exposure can exacerbate existing dark spots and hyperpigmentation, making it crucial to use products that help even out skin tone and prevent further discolouration.

By understanding these effects, we can better tailor our skincare routine to address the specific challenges posed by the summer season. From adjusting our cleansing routine to incorporating hydrating and protective products, adapting to the changing needs of our skin is key to maintaining a healthy and radiant complexion all summer long.

Tips for Adapting Your Skincare Routine For Summer Travel

Lighten Up Your Routine: Switch to lighter, non-comedogenic products that won’t clog your pores. Opt for gel-based cleansers, lightweight serums, and water-based moisturisers to keep your skin breathable and fresh.

Stay Hydrated: Hydration is crucial, both internally and externally. Drink plenty of water and use hydrating products like face mists and serums to keep your skin plump and radiant.

Protect Your Skin: Never skip sunscreen. Choose a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 and reapply every two hours, especially if you’re spending time outdoors. Look for sunscreens that also offer hydration and antioxidant protection.

Exfoliate Gently: Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores, but be gentle. Opt for mild exfoliants and limit use to 2-3 times a week to avoid irritation.

Keep It Simple: Travelling can disrupt your routine, so stick to the essentials. Cleanse, hydrate, and protect. Choose multi-functional products that can simplify your routine without compromising on care.

The MINTD Travel Essential Edit 

Long weekend away? Jetting Off for 2 weeks? Constantly on-the-go? We’ve got you covered with the ultimate travel edit to keep your skin in order during your escapes, packed into our very own luxury MINTD Travel pouch.  This edit has been carefully curated to simplify and ease your ‘away’ selection of skincare products whilst repairing, revitalising and rehydrating your skin. 

Featuring 7 full/deluxe sized essentials, plus the NEW MINTD Wash Bag- full edit Worth £239!

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When combined, these products create the ultimate summer travel skincare set, ensuring your skin stays healthy, hydrated, and glowing throughout your travels. 

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

A refreshing face mist is a must-have for any summer travel skincare routine, and the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is perfect for the job. This luxurious mist is packed with hydrating ingredients like Okinawa red algae and hyaluronic acid, which help to boost your skin's moisture levels instantly. The fine mist can be used under or over makeup, making it a versatile addition to your travel bag. It's perfect for a quick hydration boost during long flights or hot days spent exploring.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 

Sol de Janeiro's Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is a cult favourite for a reason. This fast-absorbing body cream not only smells incredible with its addictive pistachio and salted caramel scent, but it also works wonders on your skin. Infused with guaraná extract, which is rich in caffeine, this cream helps to tighten and smooth the skin, leaving it feeling firm and soft. It's perfect for keeping your skin hydrated and looking its best, whether you're lounging on the beach or hitting the town.

Then I Met You Honey Dew Lip Oil 

Chapped lips can be a common problem during travel, but the Then I Met You Honey Dew Lip Oil is here to save the day. This nourishing lip oil is formulated with honeydew melon extract, avocado oil, and honey to deeply hydrate and repair your lips. Its lightweight, non-sticky formula provides a beautiful sheen while ensuring your lips stay moisturised and protected against the elements. It's a travel-friendly solution for keeping your lips soft and supple.

Super Dots Supercharged Clarifying Patches 

Travelling can sometimes lead to unexpected breakouts, but with Super Dots Supercharged Clarifying Patches, you can tackle blemishes quickly and discreetly. These microdart patches are infused with salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and Centella Asiatica to target and reduce the appearance of pimples. Simply apply a patch to the affected area overnight, and wake up to clearer, calmer skin. They're compact and easy to pack, making them a lifesaver for travel-related breakouts.

MINTD Wash Bag 

Organisation is key when it comes to packing your skincare essentials, and the MINTD Wash Bag is the perfect solution. This stylish and functional wash bag is spacious enough to hold all your travel skincare products while keeping them neatly organised. Constructed from neoprene, with a soft-touch, light-weight and durable sleek design.

Living Proof Restore Shampoo & Conditioner 

Maintaining healthy hair while travelling can be challenging, but the Living Proof Restore Hair Day Shampoo & Conditioner duo makes it easy and is the ultimate solution for damaged and dry hair. Formulated with Living Proof’s patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), this powerful duo works to restore and rejuvenate your hair, making it healthier, stronger, and more manageable.The shampoo gently cleanses while the conditioner provides hydration and shine, leaving your hair looking and feeling its best no matter where your travels take you.

Oskia Rest Day Cleanser 

The Oskia Rest Day Cleanser is a gentle yet effective facial cleanser designed to provide a luxurious cleansing experience. Infused with nourishing botanicals and innovative ingredients, this cleanser effectively removes impurities, makeup, and excess oil while leaving the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. Perfect for all skin types, the Rest Day Cleanser helps to maintain a healthy skin barrier and promote a clear, radiant complexion. Treat your skin to the ultimate pampering experience with Oskia's Rest Day Cleanser.

Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum 

Hydration is crucial for maintaining healthy skin, especially when travelling, and the Eve Lom Intense Hydration Serum delivers intense moisture to keep your skin looking plump and radiant. This lightweight serum is formulated with hyaluronic acid and peptides to deeply hydrate and improve the skin's texture. It helps to lock in moisture and protect against environmental stressors, making it a perfect addition to your travel skincare routine for maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion.

Tips for Packing Your Skincare Essentials

Packing your skincare products for travel can be a bit tricky, but with a few tips, you can ensure that you have everything you need without overpacking.

Choose Travel-Sized Products: Opt for travel-sized versions of your favourite products to save space and comply with airline regulations.

Use Multi-Functional Products: Select products that offer multiple benefits, such as a cleanser that also exfoliates or a moisturiser with SPF.

Pack Strategically: Use a sustainable wash bag like the MINTD Wash Bag to keep your products housed and easy to access.

Protect Against Spills: Ensure all products are securely closed and consider using resealable plastic bags to prevent spills.


Travelling during the summer season can be a joyful and memorable experience, but it's important to take care of your skin amidst all the excitement. By packing these essential skincare products, you can ensure that your skin stays healthy, hydrated, and radiant throughout your travels. From the refreshing Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist to the nourishing Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, each product in this set is designed to address specific skincare needs while on the go. So, embark on your summer adventures with confidence, knowing that your skincare routine is well taken care of.

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