Heading to the slopes this season? We LOVE skiing. But the effect that the wind, snow, sun, après-ski and mountain food can have on our skin… not so much!
So, here are our top tips to keep you looking Alpine fresh if you’re heading for the mountains!
1. Goggle marks are so last year!
Protection during the day should be your number one priority. Because you are at a high altitude when skiing, the UVA and UVB rays can be stronger, even when it’s not sunny. Opt for a natural mineral SPF, such as our Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF 25, or our BB Cream SPF for some added coverage. Both are packed with Hyaluronic Acid to plump and hydrate parched skin.
2. Keep lips luscious.
Sub-zero temperatures will practically guarantee you chapped and flaky lips. A multi-use balm is a great little product to have on your arsenal at all times, and our Stellar Balm fits the bill perfectly. The trio of Mango, Cocoa and Shea Butters plump and nourish, and the essential oil May Chang has impressive anti-viral properties. Slather on at every hot chocolate stop.
3. Hydrate at night.
Settled in a snuggly chalet, post cheese fondue and a glass or two of wine, the last thing you probably want to do is a lengthy skincare routine. But a good cleanse and some serious hydration is worth the effort, and can have you glowing by morning, ready to hit the slopes. The hot and cold extremes can disrupt your skin’s protective barrier. Balance it out with a face balm, which gives a thorough cleanse without stripping. Our Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm exfoliates gently with natural Oat Powder, and Arctic Cloudberry protects against environmental damage. Hydrate your freshly clean skin with the right oil or moisturiser for your skin type. Our Moisture Rich Face Cream is suitable for even the most sensitive and wind-beaten skin, and packed with anti-oxidants to protect from the elements.
4. Don’t neglect your body.
Hidden under layers and layers of thermals, it’s easy to forget. But the cold can affect every inch of your skin. Post shower opt for a body oil rather than a cream, as they offer a more intense hit of hydration. Our body oils are super easy to apply, non greasy and sink in quickly. There’s no excuse! Go for the Super Toning Body Oil if you’re worried about all that mountain cheese and want something detoxifying. The Super Moistursing Body Oil is great for very dry and sensitive skin types, and can also be used if you’re pregnant.
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