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Travel Essentials
Beauty
Published Thursday May 24, 2018 by Devin Dilday

Taking a Trip? Travel Like a Pro with These 6 Essentials

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Beauty
Relaxation

Your “Out of Office” email autoresponder is on. Your bags are (almost) packed. It’s official: you’re ready for that getaway. But, wait… is your carry-on missing something? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a list of our favorite travel products that you tend to forget, but need on your next trip. 

 
travel tips for clothes
No wrinkles here! 

We all know the struggle of unpacking what you thought was a perfectly organized suitcase (you’re rolling your clothes, right?) or getting off the airplane looking a wrinkled mess. Our solution: Downy Wrinkle-Releaser. The perfect size for your carry-on, this product works like magic. Just spray it right on your clothes and wave all those annoying creases goodbye. You’ll be ready to get up and go in no time. 

 
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Say goodbye to sickness in the sky.

It’s a well-known fact that more people get sick on planes. Before you board, do yourself a favor and grab some travel-size anti-bacterial wipes. Great for sanitizing seats, trays and even bathroom handles, these wipes will always come in handy. 

 
sleep mask
Get some shuteye. 

Wait, an eye mask can reduce headaches, relieve stress or even diminish the signs of aging? Sign us up! There’s no better feeling than getting good rest on a long (or even short) flight. Take our advice—invest in a silk eye mask and start vacation well rested.

 
beauty tips travel
Travel-size coverage. 

This award-winning IT Cosmetics CC Cream is life-changing. We repeat life-changing. A full-coverage, anti-aging, color-correcting cream with SPF 50+ sunscreen, it’s no wonder this easy-to-use product is a bestseller. Pack this travel-size CC cream with you for easy, on-the-go touch-ups you and your skin are going to love.

 
traveling headphones
Tune in, drop out. 

Whether it’s your noisy neighbor blaring Netflix on their laptop or the sound of a baby crying, loud noises can be damaging for your hearing, raise blood pressure and give you a serious headache. Swap out the loud sounds on your next flight for some sweet beats with noise-cancelling headphones! Invest in a pair of Bose headphones and rock out safely. 

 
hair travel tips
Guaranteed good hair day. 

Does anyone else love dry shampoo as much as we do? This VERB Dry Shampoo had a 2,000 person wait list, and we can see why. It’s travel-friendly and great for every hair type. The formula refreshes your luscious locks, removes oil, and boosts body. For added volume, try using Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask. You and your tresses will look luxurious in no time (5-7 minutes to be exact!). Both of these products will have your hair looking fabulous, even after the longest day in the air (or on the road).


Kick off your vacation on a high note with these must-have items for your list. Now, you can escape with ease knowing you’re covered. 
 

Devin Dilday MINDBODY
Written by
Devin Dilday
Social Media Manager
About the author
Social butterfly by nature, it's no wonder Devin found her niche in the social media and marketing industry. As a native San Diegan, Devin loves spending time at the beach and dining at local hot spots. When she's not working, you can find her at a Pilates, barre or yoga class.
female massage therapist massaging client in spa
Beauty
Published Wednesday Dec 23, 2020 by Denise Prichard

Unexpected Looks and Learnings from 2020

To put it bluntly—2020 was a real bummer. When we entered the year, we all had that “20/20 vision” mindset of making the year one of travel, joy, discovering new hobbies, and conquering our fitness goals. But come March, that vision became a blurry mess of sheltering-in-place and being forced to throw our normal routines and our aspirations out the window.  

Who would have thought that something like getting a haircut would be off-limits? Or that those monthly massages wouldn’t be around to help us unwind? 2020 forced us to get creative, and you blew us away with your stick-to-itiveness. 

We recently polled you on Instagram to see which beauty and wellness services you missed the most and how you’ve re-vamped your self-care routines to stay sane during this train wreck of a year. And I must say, as I read your responses in my sweats, rocking the messiest top knot of all time, I definitely felt like I need to take it up a notch when it comes to getting ready for the workday.  

Seriously—an alarming number of you have been on point when it comes to sticking to your daily morning routines and actually wearing work clothes while on Zoom calls. Kudos to you!  

Curious to see what the takeaways were from our Instagram poll? Keep reading.

Takeaway #1: All beauty services are missed equally 
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According to your responses, you're all sick of your exposed roots and split ends equally, with 51% of you preferring to get a haircut and 49% opting for hair color. The numbers were also pretty close when it came to your nails—with 52% of you opting for a manicure over a pedicure. Due to the pandemic, the state of the beauty industry has been on a rollercoaster of openings and closings—and they need our help and support now more than ever. If you happen to live in an area where you’re able to enjoy beauty services, make sure you show your stylist or nail artist a little bit of extra love when tipping them.  

 

Takeaway #2: You miss massages, but are ready for touchless spa treatments 
touchless spa treatments

Anybody who knows me will tell you the thing I miss the most is getting a monthly massage—and 71% of you seem to agree. With most of us working from our beds or hunched over our laptops on our couches, our posture (if not our comfort) has taken a serious hit. While most of us either live in an area where massages are off-limits or we just don’t feel safe going in for one quite yet, there are some touchless spa treatments you're ready to try.  

  • 69% of you are interested in trying an infrared sauna treatment—no surprise during the cold winter months. This type of treatment uses light to directly warm your body to increase heart rate, help you sweat out the bad stuff (like all that wine we’ve been drinking), and treat chronic health problems.  
  • 31% of you are willing to brave the cold of cryotherapy. These sessions aim to decrease inflammation and speed up recovery time after an intense workout by standing in an extremely cold chamber of liquid nitrogen or dry, fresh, oxygenated air. 
  • 52% of you are down to try out salt caves. Turns out, Himalayan pink salt isn’t just for you fancy home chefs out there. By sitting in an entire room made of this salt, you can relax and potentially treat respiratory and skin issues.   
  • 48% of you are ready to suit up for a float tank sesh. If you love meditating, this is the perfect touchless spa treatment to try. Float tanks are filled with body-temperature saltwater—and they’re lightless and soundproof. You guys—I’ve tried this and it’s definitely the kind of R&R we all need right now.  
Takeaway #3: Your self-care routines are admirable 

Call it wishful thinking, but I was fully expecting most of you to say, “Zoom camera off” as your go-to beauty tip—but I guess that’s just me. Instead, you've all been pretty consistent with your morning routines—working out, showering, and dressing like you're actually going into an office. Some of you are even going the extra mile and putting on a red lip and some earrings. I’m taking notes.  

And even though this year’s challenges put a damper on our normal routines, it's inspired us to get creative with our skincare regimen. Some of you have added new serums and masks to your skincare arsenal, while others have tried out at-home facials for that quarantine glow. By far, one of the most popular answers was the incorporation of Gua Sha to help detoxify, brighten, and tighten your skin.  

This year was one for the books. But I think it made us realize there is always wellness—and that taking care of ourselves is crucial. If you're in an area where in-house beauty services are an option, book that appointment (if you feel safe to do so). If your only option right now is to stay at home, keep carrying on with your feel-good, at-home routines.  

If you're curious to see what some other wellness trends you should take note of in 2021, check out this blog 
 

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.