Summer is a time of outdoor activities and travel but it can take a toll on your skin. Heat, increased humidity and sun exposure can result in dryness, breakouts, and sun damage. With the right skincare regimen, you can keep your skin healthy and protected throughout the summer. In this blog, you’ll find you tips to have travel-ready skin all summer long. 


Salicylic Acid  

During the summer’s increased heat and humidity, our skin tends to accumulate more dirt, oil, and sweat which can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and dull-looking skin. Thankfully, salicylic acid is a powerful ally in our summer skincare routine. Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that penetrates deep into pores, dissolving excess oil and removing impurities. By gently exfoliating the skin's surface, salicylic acid helps slough off dead skin cells for a smoother, more radiant complexion. Moreover, it has anti-inflammatory properties, making it an ideal solution for calming irritated and acne-prone skin. Incorporating salicylic acid-based cleansers or treatments into your summer skincare regimen can help combat breakouts and keep your skin looking fresh and vibrant all season long. 


Papaya Cleanser not only contains salicylic acid to deeply cleanse and exfoliate, but it also contains papaya fruit enzymes to keep the skin fresh & supple while reducing the visible signs of aging. 


Glycolic Acid 

As the summer heat intensifies, the skin can become prone to congestion, dullness, and uneven texture. Enter glycolic acid, a powerhouse ingredient that effectively cleanses and exfoliates the skin, leaving it revitalized and glowing. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that gently dissolves dead skin cells and unclogs pores. Its small molecular size allows it to penetrate deeply into the skin, promoting cellular turnover and revealing a fresher complexion. By removing built-up debris and excess sebum, glycolic acid helps minimize the appearance of pores and smooth out rough skin texture. Additionally, it stimulates collagen production, improving skin elasticity and reducing the signs of sun damage. Incorporating a glycolic acid-based cleanser or treatment into your summer skincare routine can be a game-changer, allowing you to maintain a radiant and rejuvenated look throughout the sunny season. 


Perfect Glycolic Cleanser is great for additional cleansing and exfoliation. This product contains glycolic acid, plant botanicals, and antioxidants to increase cell turnover and leave the skin looking and feeling bright and fresh! 


Add Perfect Glycolic Treatments 15% and 25% 


Hyaluronic & Lactic Acids  

Hyaluronic and lactic acids are two powerful allies in the fight against skin dehydration during the summer. Hyaluronic acid, a natural humectant, has the remarkable ability to retain moisture by holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water. By incorporating HA-infused products like serums or moisturizers into your skincare routine, you can replenish and lock in moisture, ensuring your skin remains hydrated and supple even in the face of soaring temperatures and excessive sweating. 


In addition to hyaluronic acid, lactic acid offers a dual benefit of exfoliation and hydration. This alpha hydroxy acid gently removes dead skin cells and attracts and binds moisture from the environment to the skin. Lactic acid-based cleansers, toners, or masks help you effectively combat dehydration, promote a healthy moisture balance, and achieve a smoother, more rejuvenated appearance. Embrace the power of hyaluronic and lactic acids to keep your skin refreshed, revitalized, and hydrated as you soak up the summer sun. 


AM Daily Moisturizer SPF 45+ is an oil-free moisturizer that not only provides essential hydration, it also offers broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV rays. With the added benefits of hyaluronic and lactic acids and vitamins E and B5, AM helps make your skin appear younger and smoother while keeping it hydrated throughout the day.   


In the evening, replenish your skin with PM Anti-Aging Moisturizer. This luxurious cream is formulated with powerful anti-aging ingredients to restore elasticity and firmness while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll enhance your skin's clarity, radiance, and brightness, for a fuller and smoother complexion. 


Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide 

Zinc oxide is a powerful sun protector. This mineral acts as a physical block, forming a protective barrier on the skin's surface. Its unique ability to reflect and scatter both UVA and UVB rays makes it an excellent ingredient for sunscreen formulations. Zinc oxide is known for its broad-spectrum protection, effectively shielding the skin from harmful UV radiation. Moreover, it’s gentle and suitable for sensitive skin, making it an ideal choice for those who require extra care. Incorporating zinc oxide into your summer skincare routine can help prevent sun damage, keeping your skin healthy and protected. 


Titanium dioxide is another essential mineral for safeguarding your skin against sun damage. Like zinc oxide, it acts as a physical blocker that forms a protective shield on the skin. It reflects and scatters both UVA and UVB rays, providing effective broad-spectrum protection. Titanium dioxide is known for its “photostability”, meaning it remains effective even when exposed to sunlight. This quality ensures long-lasting sun protection. You’ll enjoy the summer months with confidence, knowing that your skin is shielded from harmful UV radiation. 


  • Triple Duty Plus Sunscreen SPF 35+ is an all-physical mineral formulation with both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for broad-spectrum UVA/UVB defense.  It also contains a sheer tint for an even glow, vitamins C and E and the antioxidant thioctic acid. 
  • Sheer Physical Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 is a lightweight, mineral-based face and body sunscreen formulated with both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid for hydrated and supple skin. The  water-resistant formula ensures it won't easily rinse off or drip into your eyes during water activities. 


Keeping your skin fresh and healthy during summer travel requires a well-rounded skincare routine with key active ingredients for skin that’s cleansed, hydrated, and radiant.  Be sure to follow us on social media for more skincare tips!