9 Ways To Get Glowing Skin While Traveling This Summer Because Road Trips Take A Lot Out Of Ya

Summer doesn’t only mean spending laid back days at the beach: It also means going outdoors and going on fun adventures, like road trips or endless hiking soirees. And with your adventures comes the task of finding a way to get glowing skin while traveling. Because whether you have big plans and are going abroad for a vacation, or are just taking a weekend getaway with your friends, going on a holiday during which you can take a break from life in general is an absolute must in the summer.

As exciting as these trips can be, though, before you know it, they can take a major toll on your skin. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone on vacation, only to come back a sunburned mess with dreary, dull skin that I wasn’t happy with at all. Luckily — after learning how to properly care for skin while hitting the road — I realized that there are ways to avoid this.

Even though summer activities often involve being super active, there are still ways for you to get glowing skin during a seasonal hiatus in blue skies. With proper protection from the sun and the right skincare prep, you can easily get the glowing skin of your dreams. With these products in your arsenal, once you reach your desired destination, you’ll look even more glow-y than when you left.

1. The Ultimate Setting Spray

Defense Refresh Setting Mist, $28, Sephora

For scorching summer days when it feels like you’ll sweat your entire face off, the right setting spray can leave your skin feeling hydrated and glowing. A defense spray like Supergoop’s will not only help keep any makeup that you’re wearing in place, but it can also protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Plus, the rosemary and mint scent serves as the perfect pick-me-up to keep you feeling energized during active outings.

2. On-The-Go Cleanser

Dermaclear Micro Water, $32, Sephora

When you’re constantly outdoors or traveling for hours stuck inside of a car, you might not always have immediate access to the comforts of home, like running water. Luckily, that doesn’t mean you have to resort to just using makeup remover wipes or skip washing your face altogether. A micro water like Dr. Jart’s can easily dissolve any impurities and leave your face feeling clean. Just douse a cotton round with the microwater and your makeup will disappear before you know it!

3. De-Puff Tired Eyes

No Puffery Cooling Roll-On For Puffy Eyes, $25, Sephora

Summer getaways can sometimes leave you feeling completely drained before you even reach your destination. To avoid looking exhausted, dab on a cooling eye treatment, like Orgins’ No Puffery. This product helps to reduce the look of dark circles and calm overworked skin to help treat puffy eyes.

4. Dewy Illuminator

Argan Enlightment Illuminizer, $26, Sephora

If you crave a sunkissed glow, an illuminator like Josie Maran’s could be the answer. The argan oil infused formula can bring a healthy glow to the skin within seconds. A little goes a long way so all you need is a few drops — wear it alone and dab it along your cheekbones and down the center of your nose or mix it in with your favorite tinted moisturizer for instant radiance.

5. Multipurpose Highlighter

Rosebud Salve, $6, Sephora

For a minimal look, add a soft, dewy sheen to the parts of your face that you’d like to highlight. Use a lip balm like Rosebud Salve in unexpected ways by dabbing it onto your eyelids and cheekbones. I know it sounds a little weird, but hear me out here — the glossy finish will instantly make dull, tired skin look vibrant and ready to take on any weekend adventure.

6. BB Cream

Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45, $39, Sephora

Skip heavy foundation and swap it out for a lightweight BB Cream, like Dr. Jart’s. This balm is an all-in-one treatment with sheer to medium coverage that will not only help camouflage blemishes, but also prime and moisturize skin to leave it plump and hydrated. The SPF 45 in this BB cream offers added skincare benefits with sun protection.

7. Mattifying Moisturizer

8 HR Mattifying Moisturizer Sunscreen, $23, Sephora

If your favorite outdoorsy activities bring out your oily skin, control the shine with a mattifying moisturizer. Sephora’s moisturizer is oil-free so it won’t make your skin go haywire and it’s non-comedogenic, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

8. Waterproof Mascara

They're Real! Mascara, $24, Sephora

The last thing you want to wind up with after a hiking trip is raccoon eyes, which is why a waterproof mascara like Benefit’s They’re Real can come in handy. Swipe on one to two coats for a natural look that leaves lashes looking defined and separated without messing up your radiant skin afterward.

9. The Primer That Does It All

Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $65, Sephora

If you want your makeup to last all day, a primer like Murad’s Invisiblur is the way to go. Unlike other forumulas that just prep skin for makeup, Murad’s primer has a number of skin saving benefits. The primer’s smooth, silky finish is so effective that it can even be worn alone without any additional makeup. If you want a product during your travels that will help treat your skin with SPF protection and smooth your skin’s texture and fine lines without wearing pounds of makeup, this primer is the way to go.

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