5 Skin Care Must-Haves when Traveling to Tropical Countries

Sun, sand, sea breeze and swimsuits – these are only a few things that make you want to pack and head straight to a tropical country where summer lingers longer than any other destinations.

If you’re craving for vitamin Sea and Sun, plan a tropical getaway for these upcoming long weekends. Just be careful it can also be tricky for your existing beauty routine. You may not expect it, but the sunkissed glow you’ve always wanted isn’t all that you’ll get--but also the curse of oily skin and clogged pores that lead to skin breakouts!  

Say goodbye to these skincare worries and just focus on getting the much needed break. Here’s  a list of the skin care must-haves that every traveler should bring when traveling to tropical countries.

1. Cleanser




Traveling to a tropical country usually means spending a day or two by the beach, basking in the sun. But while this seems harmless, you should also know that it actually exposes your skin to dirt, saltwater and pollution that may lead to clogged pores and acne breakout. When out in the sun, additional skin care is required. Wash your face with cold water to cool off the heat, then cleanse with a good foam cleanser. The sooner you rid your skin of impurities, sweat and excess oil, the less time an acne can form.

TIP: Keep some cleansing wipes handy to rub off excess sweat and oil while lounging outdoors.

2. Sunscreen

In a tropical country or not, applying sunscreen is a must to protect your skin against harmful UV rays that can cause premature skin aging. A broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 will do, but if you want a product that dries to a powder finish and feels weightless, you may opt for one with SPF 50 formula. You can also try a lightweight sunscreen that maintains matte finish even in hot, humid conditions.

TIP: To add protection from the harmful rays of the sun, you can also wear protective gears to keep you away from possible skin damages in a tropical weather.

3. Moisturizer




The extreme hot weather in tropical countries causes dry and damaged skin that may lead to premature skin aging. Keep a moisturizer handy to maintain a supple and hydrated skin. However, avoid applying excessive moisturizer to oily areas of the skin like the forehead and nose.

TIP: Instead of thick moisturizing creams, pack a lightweight moisturizer to keep your skin feeling light even in humid temperatures.

4. Face Mist

A pick-me-up during hot weather, face mist gives your parched skin a refreshing boost. Wherever you go, chances are you’ll see someone spritzing mist on their face and you totally can’t blame them as this handy product can do more than just hydrating your skin. In fact, it can also double as a toner, setting spray and serum. Talk about win-win.

5. Mosquito Repellent

Mosquito Repellent

Mosquito Repellent


In most tropical countries, mosquitoes are not only annoying, they actually pose health risks. These insects are carriers of serious diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and Japanese encephalitis. That is why it is important to bring insect repellents to keep them away. It will also save you from broken skin caused by excessive scratching of itchy mosquito bites.

Maintaining a clear and smooth skin is achievable even while exploring tropical destinations. Just take note of the above mentioned skincare essentials and all you will ever worry about while traveling is the next spot to explore!

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