Camping & Backpacking Skincare Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

Spring and summer weather call for camping and backpacking trips. While you are fierce when facing the elements, your acne-prone skin is more delicate. Your skin is more sensitive as you literally face heat, humidity, elevation, dirt, sweat, and sun exposure. On top of mother nature’s forces, you’re breaking your skincare routine. (As we always say, a consistent routine is key to clear skin.)

To keep you looking as beautiful as Reese Witherspoon on your own Wild adventure, here are skincare tips for when you hit the trail.

Cleansing Wipes: You may want to save your water for drinking, not cleansing your skin. We get it. We recommend packing acne-safe cleansing wipes (our favorite is the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Wipes). Or, you can soak cotton pads in a toner for DIY cleansing wipes. If you’re sweating bullets, use the toner pads a few times a day and reapply your SPF.

SPF: Sunscreen is mandatory out on the trail. You should also reapply every 80 minutes. A great, long-lasting SPF is our Solarex sunscreen. (Julie always takes Solarex to Hawaii and never gets burned!) You can also look for a sweat resistant/water resistant SPF, like Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF30.

Moisturizer: Moisturizer is essential. If you’re heading to dry areas or high elevations, pack our Hydra-gel.

Serums, Creams, and Other Actives: If you can, we recommend continuing to use your benzoyl-peroxide and serums at night. However, if your skin is dry and sensitive on the trail, you may want to hold off on using your active serums and creams. If that’s the case, your routine will be to cleanse, tone, moisturize, then apply SPF by day.

Of course, you can always email for personalized recommendations for your skin. We want you to feel confident when you can snap your #staywild Instagram photos.

(Psst…If you really want to take your outdoorsy beauty to the next level, get fake eyelashes! Now #goexplore.)

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