Beauty, Skin and Wellness Experts Share Their Travel Rituals for Staying Stress-Free

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Travel is a luxury for many of us, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful. From meditation to packing essentials, our Brain Trust experts share their tips and tricks for traveling stress free.

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“Hydration is a must, especially when traveling in dry, cold climates! A heavy moisturizer is essential to keep your skin hydrated head to toe. I love the Augustinus Bader Body Cream and the Rich Cream.” –Amy Peterson , medical aesthetician

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“I’m a huge aromatherapy enthusiast, so I always make room in my luggage for a few shower steamers. Body Restore is my current go-to for options that revive or restore when I reach my destination.” –Bart Kaczanowicz, Omgbart.com

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“If I’m traveling to a different country or time zone, I will use the travel time to help reset my circadian rhythm by timing my sleep and light exposure cycle. I also stay hydrated and avoid alcohol.”–Doris Day, MD, dermatologist

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“When flying, I like taking care of myself by using eye masks. I also avoid coffee while traveling and drink matcha instead. My favorite post-travel ritual is an infrared sauna session at Sweat Theory in LA.”–Ermahn Ospina, makeup artist

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“Having my medications and toiletries set up in advance is a time-saver and stress-reliever when traveling. I leave notes in the bags with what’s out, so I can restock and be set for the next trip!”–Heidi A. Waldorf, MD, dermatologist

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“I keep a beauty bag packed all year round so I can just throw it in my bigger bag whenever I’m traveling.”–Jamie Greenberg, makeup artist

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“Two words: Goldie Cohen, my pediatrician wife. She rocks the logistics and travel world. Also, once I get overseas, I never take a nap, I just power through it and sleep when it’s bedtime in whatever country I’m lecturing in.”Joel L. Cohen, MD, dermatologist

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“One practice I never compromise on is daily meditation. Even with a busy travel itinerary, I carve out 10 minutes each day to meditate, which allows me to shift my thinking and find inner peace amidst the anxiety of travel.”–Josh Rosebrook, skin-care & hair-care expert

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“I always pack my kit and bag ahead of time and leave them by the front door so I know I can have an easy morning. I also always bring a small lavender candle that I light in the hotel room for a relaxing slice of home wherever I am.”–Kelsey Deenihan Fisher, makeup artist

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”For me, keeping things simple is the best way to reduce stress when traveling. Prior to any departure, I do my full skin-care regimen, ending with sunblock, and I do not touch my face again until I get to my destination.”–Nerida Joy, aesthetician

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“Noise-canceling headphones have been a game-changer for me. I am sensitive to noise, particularly the constant airplane sounds. Good noise-canceling headphones minimize that stress, and I never travel without them.”–Raman Mahabir, MD, plastic surgeon

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“Hydrating before, during and after travel helps my digestion, energy and overall feeling of well-being. Boosting my immune system with herbs such as astragalus helps keep me healthy during my travels. I prefer to sit in the aisle so I can get up often and stretch my legs, which helps my circulation and joints.”–Shari Auth, acupuncture & Chinese medicine

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“Book an aromatherapy, face and body treatment the day before you travel. It’s the most effective way to dial back stress and anxiety levels, while also regulating blood pressure.”–Veronica Barton-Schwartz, Veronica Skincare

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