NYC guide to clean travel prep
As stated in this TRAVEL SERIES INTRO,
my travel mantra is:
CLEAN PREP & PACK PRE-TRAVEL
DIRTY EXPLORING THROUGHOUT TRAVEL
With this mantra in mind, I set out to find the best clean,
organic salons in NYC that offer all-natural treatments
using non-toxic products.
I have compiled a list of each location and my reasoning
behind selecting each treatment. Check it out below 👇🏼
(note: there are also some special discount codes for you )
prep item: INFRARED SAUNA
location: HIGHER DOSE
why: Detox before you retox! I made sure to visit Higher Dose multiple times before leaving for my trip in order to sweat out city toxins, burn calories and purify my skin. A sauna session before heading to the airport is a great way to calm your body and help you fall asleep faster, which was v beneficial before a 14 hour overnight flight to Dubai!
prep treatment: CRYOTHERAPY
why: Cryotherapy has about a million amazing benefits, but why I love it for pre-travel is that it reduces inflammation, chronic pain and lactic acid build-up, and boosts metabolism, energy, circulation, and collagen. It's also amazing upon return to help fight jetlag. Cryovigor is my favorite location in NYC and it's now available to book on ClassPass!
linspo discount code: 2 for 1 discount with the code LINSPO
prep treatment: SPRAY TAN
location: BRAZIL BRONZE
1) I try to avoid harmful sun exposure as much as possible
2) I would rather spend my travel time exploring rather than trying to build a tan
3) Spending hours lounging in the sun really depletes my energy for the day. My qi is much better spent on adventuring!
Not only are the spray tans at Brazil Bronze organic, but they also offer an Anti-Aging spray as well, which is infused with all-natural ingredients such as Resveratrol, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Hyaluronic Acid. They also sell an Anti-Aging Spray Tan Mist product for your face that is infused with the same ingredients, which helps hydrate your skin, boost collagen and reduce wrinkles and inflammation and blocks dangerous UV light.
The spray tan was by far the best I have gotten, and I was obsessed with the Anti-Aging mist, which I used throughout my trip to extend my tan. (The product is available on their website)
(Side note: Brazil Bronze offered a rose quartz infused spray tan in honor of Valentine’s Day, which I unfortunately, missed the opportunity to try since I was away for Feb, but the owner confirmed they have something similar coming out soon. Stay tuned!)
linspo discount code: They are kindly offering 10% with discount code LINDSAY10
prep treatment: MANI + PEDI
location: MINTY NAIL SALON
why: Of course a pedicure and gel manicure are essential before traveling, but it's important to understand the harmful effects of nail polish and nail salons that do not focus on non-toxic products and treatments (read more about this here). I selected Minty because it is an eco-salon that uses organic polish and products for their treatments. The space was super cute and I loved my nude mani w/ nail art (pictured above).
prep treatment: EYEBROW WAX + TINT
location: DYANNA SPA
why: I went to Dyanna Spa for a wax and eyebrow tint because anything I can do to reduce the amount of makeup/and prep time I need during travel is imperative to me. A clean eyebrow with a tint does wonders for me, and really makes my eyes pop. I love Dyanna Spa because their staff is highly-experienced and I'm always really happy with the results.
linspo discount code: They are kindly offering 15% with the mention of The Linspo
prep treatment: LASH EXTENSIONS
location: WINK BROW BAR
why: Between the eyebrow tint, lash extensions and spray tan - I barely wore any makeup throughout the trip, which allowed me to avoid adding any additional toxins into my body during my 'dirty' explorations.
PSA: Wink Brow Bar does the best lash extensions in NYC! 😉
Leading up to my departure, I combined these treatments with clean, healthy meals, my favorite workouts (including Rumble boxing, New York pilates and Y7 + Laughing Lotus yoga) and nightly epsom salt + essential oil bathes.
I left for the airport feeling fresh, light, rejuvenated and ready to take on some dirty travel adventures.
CLEAN TRAVEL PACKING
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