Can I Bring Face Wash on a Plane? Skincare Essentials in the Sky

Yes, you can bring face wash on a plane in your check-in luggage or in your carry-on if it adheres to TSA’s 3.4 oz or 100 ml container size limit.

For carry-on luggage, travelers must follow the 3-1-1 rule for liquids, gels, and creams as well as use leakproof containers to ensure the safe transport of their products while traveling by air.

However, face wash and any other liquid product are exempt from the restrictions when transported in checked baggage.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the process of traveling with skincare essentials with ease.

What is face wash?

A Bottle of H2.O Facial Cleanser

Face wash, also known as face wash soap, is a cosmetic product designed to cleanse your facial skin by removing:
  • dirt
  • oil
  • sweat
  • makeup
  • and impurities.

Typically, facial cleansers work by utilizing surfactants which allow you to wash away oily substances like grease and makeup.

These surfactants facilitate the removal of undesired substances from your skin’s outermost layer, resulting in clean and revitalized skin.

How to Use Facial Wash

A guide on how to use face wash

For best results, wetting your face and neck with lukewarm water before cleansing is recommended. This process opens the pores, allowing for a more effective application of the face wash.

After that, follow these steps:
  1. Pick up your gentle, non-abrasive H2.0 Facial Cleanser
  2. Pump a nickel-sized amount into your palm
  3. Massage the face wash into your skin for 30–60 seconds
  4. Rinse thoroughly with cool water to remove all traces of the cleanser
  5. Follow up with the treatments and moisturizer as necessary

It's really that simple!

Now, having learned how to properly use facial wash, let’s shift our attention to its benefits.

Benefits of Using Face Wash

A lady washing her face

Face wash is not just for washing your face. It plays a crucial role in enhancing skin health by effectively clearing pores and eliminating grime and pollution, thus ensuring the skin remains clean and free from impurities.

Moreover, face wash effectively eliminates oil, dirt, makeup, and impurities that accumulate on your skin throughout the day. This process not only enhances your appearances but improves your health by protecting your natural skin barrier.

Now, there are several types of face washes, each with specific benefits. However, they're not all made equal.

For most people, it's important to seek out a gentle, pH-balanced, and hydrating face wash that is devoid of fragrances and potential irritants.

Can I bring face wash on a plane?

Yes, you can bring face wash under 3.4 fl oz in your carry-on bag on a plane. If it's over 3.4 oz, you'll have to put it in a checked bag.

In fact, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has set up clear guidelines for carrying face wash on a plane. According to these rules:

  • Face wash products in liquid, gel, foam, or cream form must adhere to the TSA’s 3.4 oz or 100 ml container size limit and be packed in a quart-sized clear plastic bag.
  • Solid face wash bars and powdered face wash are exempt from these restrictions.
  • And, in checked luggage, there are no limitations on the form or quantity of face wash that can be transported.

In short, face wash can be transported on an airplane in both checked and carry-on baggage with proper rules and guidelines.

Can I bring face wash in my carry on?

Yes, you can bring face wash in your carry on as long as it adheres to the TSA limit of 3.4 ounces or less. 

However, if your face wash exceeds 3.4 fl oz, you will need to pack it in your check-in luggage instead of packing it in your carry on.

Please note that solid face wash bars and powdered face was are exempt from these restrictions. Feel free to throw them in your carry on as you wish!

Can you bring face wash in checked luggage?

Yes, you can bring face wash in checked luggage. Unlike your carry-on where liquids are required not to exceed the 3.4 fl oz limit, you can bring face wash of any size in your checked luggage.

However, it's a good idea to pack it securely to prevent leakage during transit. We recommend packing your face wash and other toiletries in separate, spill-proof bags to prevent any spills and to protect your clothing.

Why is your travel skincare routine essential?

If you're like many of us, you've likely experienced skin issues, especially during air travel, such as:
  • breakouts
  • dry patches
  • or puffy eyes.

But have you ever wondered why your skin reacts this way?

Well, the reason is often cabin pressure. Due to the pressurized cabin air, the humidity levels on an airplane drop significantly, about 20% or less than those on the ground.

The dry and recirculated air can prompt your skin to overproduce oil to compensate. Unfortunately, this often results in oily skin, breakouts, and additional discomfort like dry eyes and congestion.

That's why bringing your skincare is essential to keep skin balanced and radiant throughout your journey.

Understanding TSA's Liquid Rules for Carry-Ons

a  number of small bottles of cosmetics

While the TSA’s liquid rules for carry-ons may initially appear complex, they're not as tricky as you might think.

TSA regulations require that liquids, gels, and creams be stored in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces. Additionally, they must be placed in a quart-sized clear plastic bag. This is known as the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule.

The quart-sized bag, also known as the one-quart size bag, is the designated container for all liquid items in carry-on bags. Each passenger is allowed one bag.

This means that all your liquid skincare essentials, including face wash and face cream, must conform to these rules.

Additional Skincare Essentials for Flying

The TSA permits the transportation of other skincare products on an aircraft, provided that they are contained in receptacles with a capacity of 3.4 ounces or less. These products include:
  • face wash
  • moisturizers
  • toners
  • and makeup wipes.

To prepare accordingly, we suggest that you organize your makeup, skincare, and haircare items inside a transparent bag to adhere to TSA guidelines.

Further, you can also consider using powders or solid products like toothpaste tablets instead of liquid toothpaste for convenience. We suggest toothpaste tablets over toothpaste powders as they're more compact and less likely to cause a mess.

You can also pack along some samples or even travel-sized versions of your products.

By following these suggestions, you can ensure that your skincare essentials are easily accessible and compliant with air travel regulations.

The TSA Exceptions: Medically Necessary Liquids

There are certain exceptions to the TSA’s liquid rules for those who need to travel with medically necessary liquids or breast milk.

These are considered exceptions to the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule, allowing them to be carried in larger quantities than 3.4 fl oz provided that proper documentation is presented and communication with TSA agents is established.

You may want to notify the TSA agent of the quantity of medically necessary liquids in your possession and ensure that you retain the original label to expedite the security screening process.

This includes medical face wash, which is permitted on a plane in accordance with the TSA exception rule for medically necessary liquids.

Can you pack and bring makeup on a plane?

a group of makeup products

Similar to face wash, makeup can be stowed in both carry-on and checked bags.

According to TSA regulations, liquid makeup in carry-on luggage must comply with the 3-1-1 rule.

This entails that each liquid container must not exceed 3.4 ounces, and all containers must be able to fit within a single quart-sized clear plastic bag.

Contrarily, solid makeup can be carried in your carry-on bag without any restrictions on quantity or packaging. There is no specific limit to the quantity of makeup that can be brought on a plane.

Can I bring dental care on a plane?

A dental products

Yes, you can bring dental care products on a plane.

The same goes for makeup and skin care products; TSA allows you to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your carry-on bag, as long as each container is 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less.

This includes toothpaste and mouthwash, as long as they meet the size requirements.

Or instead of worrying about liquid restrictions, you could try our toothpaste tablets  as a solid alternative to your toothpaste.

It is travel-friendly, safe, and effective than traditional ones, plus without needing to follow the TSA rules.

Further, along with your oral care products, be sure to pack a bottle of our hydrating cleanser in your checked bag so you can refresh yourself upon arrival.

Summary: Can you bring face wash on a plane?

A H2.O Facial Cleanser description

Yes, you can bring face wash on a plane in both your carry-on and checked bags. Just note that to adhere to TSA's liquid guidelines, you'll need to keep your face wash to under 3.4 ounces or 100mL.

When packing for a trip, it's important to bring along the necessary skincare products, even if space is limited. At a minimum, be sure to pack your hydrating cleanser and moisturizer.

These are essential as flying can dehydrate both you and your skin—so you must drink plenty of water, too.

By doing this you can enjoy a hassle-free travel experience while keeping your skin healthy and glowing!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring a facial wash on a plane?

Yes, you can bring facial wash on a plane as long as it's within the 3.4 ounces (100 mL) limit and placed in a single quart-sized bag.

How do you pack face wash for travel?

For travel, make sure your liquid face wash is in a container no larger than 3.4 ounces if you're putting it with your carry-on bag. If your face wash is larger than 3.4 ounces, be sure to pack it in your checked bag instead.

What are the TSA's liquid rules for carry-ons?

The TSA requires travelers to carry liquids in containers up to 3.4 ounces or 100 ml each, all of which must fit into one quart-sized clear plastic zip-top bag.

Can I bring makeup on a plane?

Yes, you can bring makeup on a plane. Your liquid makeup, like foundation or concealer, must be 3.4 ounces or less while your solid makeup, like eye shadow, can be any size.

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