Where Doctors Vacation: Top Skin Pros Share Their Favorite Getaways

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Top doctors across the country share across the country share their favorite international fun-in-the-sunscreen getaways. 

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“I love the Amangiri Resort. The setting is exquisite, the service is impeccable and the food is divine! It’s ideal for unwinding and focusing on one’s health—I leave feeling balanced, renewed and pampered. I always make sure to bring Avène’s Mineral Tinted Compact SPF 50 ($36) when I travel because it’s my favorite mineral-based coverage for my face. It also stays on for hours, so it’s perfect for swimming, skiing and hiking. It’s easy to carry and reapply too! I also love all EltaMD products.” —Houston dermatologist Jennifer Segal, MD

Photo courtesy of Amangiri Resort

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“I recently visited the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, FL and had a wonderful experience. From the beautiful, powder-white beaches to the multiple swimming pools and grounds, it was truly delightful! Heliocare is a must-have on a sunny vacation—it’s a natural plant extract supplement that helps decrease photosensitivity, thereby reducing risk of sunburn. I also love Alastin Skincare HydraTint SPF 36 ($55), as it gives my skin a nice glow while protecting it.” —Chicago dermatologist Dr. Quenby Erickson

Photo courtesy of Ritz-Carlton

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“My favorite resorts are Aman. They all have stunning architecture and impeccable services, and are located in the most beautiful locations in the world. As I write this, I’m about to hop on a plane with my husband to Amanjena in Morocco! My go-to sunscreen is the Hydroglow SPF 40 from my own cosmetic line, LEA Aesthetics. It is a zinc oxide–powered SPF that’s anti-aging and moisturizing, and has antioxidants to protect against free radicals.” —Newport Beach, CA plastic surgeon Goretti Taghva, MD

Photo courtesy of Amanjena

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“My favorite luxury resort and spa is the Bellagio in Las Vegas. It’s like a city inside itself with lots of restaurants, shops, pools, big production shows, a full-service spa and a casino. The resort also has an enormous water feature that plays music and goes off several times each hour. I usually carry at least an SPF of 50 for my sunscreen when I’m there because the sun can be really powerful in Vegas. Higher SPFs are sometimes harder to find, but my favorite is Obagi Medical Sun Shield ($53).” —Sugarland, TX plastic surgeon Peter Chang, MD

Photo courtesy of Bellagio

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“I know many people probably prefer more exotic locations, but I really enjoy going to Lake Placid in the summer and staying at the Lake Placid Lodge. It’s an absolutely beautiful place. My family loves to hike, kayak and boat. It is extremely relaxing, the food is great and there are wonderful accommodations. The sunscreen I always pack when I travel is PCA Skin Weightless Protection ($44). It’s SPF 45, comfortable to wear all day long, easy to reapply, and doesn’t make me look pasty.” —Orlando Park, IL plastic surgeon David Dreyfuss, MD

Photo courtesy of Lake Placid Lodge

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“I love relaxing at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. The air literally smells like jasmine, and the award-winning Talise Spa offers the best massages ever. Seriously what’s more to love? I never leave for vacation without Shiseido Clear Stick WetForce SPF 50+ ($28), and I always reapply during the day with Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-On SPF 50 ($65). It’s an invisible powder, so reapplication is easy, and it doesn’t make my brown skin look white.” —Danbury, CT dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD

Photo courtesy of Madinat Jumeirah

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“I love Terranea on California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula. It’s a luxury, seaside resort with every possible amenity. There’s a luxurious spa, multiple restaurants, and pools for both adults and families. I like to bring my private-label sunscreen that is SPF 50 and contains both zinc and titanium oxide; I think it’s extremely important to protect one’s skin with a broad-spectrum physical UV-blocker containing micronized metals, versus some over-the-counter chemical sunscreens.” —Beverly Hills, CA facial plastic surgeon Davis B. Nguyen, MD

Photo courtesy of Terranea