Going skiing? Here are the 5 beauty essentials to keep your skin looking alpine fresh
Hit the slopes with flawless skin
It’s that time of year again, and if you’ve got big plans to head to the mountains, it’s essential to give your skin some thought before facing the elements. Whether you’re more of an extreme adventurer or prefer a healthy dose of après ski, time spent in the snow can leave your skin feeling dry and overworked. So between unusual weather patterns and late nights, keep reading and follow our guide to the alpine beauty essentials that will save your skin on the slopes.
1. Apply a healthy dose of sun protection
Contrary to popular belief, you still need SPF in the winter, and time spent on the slopes is no different. According to the Mayo Clinic , you’re at more risk of sun damage when you’re near snow. Not only are you at an increased altitude, but the snow can reflect up to 90% of UV radiation - that’s almost a double dose of sun! Protect your skin by upping your UV-game and slathering on sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection. Creme Solaire Anti-Age SPF 50 is created with an innovative filtering technology and Mexoryl SX and XL for broad spectrum protection, whilst also being formulated with Life Plankton™, Glycerin and Vitamin E to hydrate, heal and protect skin against aging accelerators.
2. Save your skin with some on-the-go hydration
The cold, crisp air is just one factor which makes ski holidays magical, however it can be the downfall of your skin. The foolproof way to ensure flawless skin in the mountains is to keep a powerful hydrator close to hand at all times. Enter; Skin Oxygen Wonder Mist . Enriched with Life Plankton™, Chlorella and with an SPF of 50, this moisturizing spray nourishes and strengthens your skin as well as shielding against UV damage, without leaving a greasy residue. Keep stashed away in your backpack for a refreshing top-up when you stop for those oh-so-necessary hot chocolate breaks!
3. Nourish your skin with a hydrating cleanser
Sun, wind and cold climates can leave a whole host of impurities lying on your skin, whether that’s sweat, dead skin cells or airborne toxins, so be sure to purify your skin morning and night with a hydrating cleanser that won’t compromise your skin’s natural barrier. Cleansing products can often contain harsh astringents with high pH values that can unbalance your skin and leave it feeling unprotected, uncomfortable and prone to skincare problems. Choose a product such as the Biosource Cleansing Micellar Water , which, in just one step, can gently purify, tone and cleanse your skin of makeup, rejuvenating and nourishing your complexion thanks to its formulation of Life Plankton™, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc.
4. Show your skin some love after a day on the slopes
Your complexion isn’t the only part of your body that needs some extra attention. Skiing can actually be a pretty strenuous activity for your body, improving your cardiovascular health as well as strengthening your core and leg muscles, so don’t forget to treat it like a day spent exercising and use the Skin Fitness Firming Body Emulsion to accelerate your post-workout recovery. Formulated with Camphor, topical Magnesium and Sodium, this replenishing gel penetrates deep in to your skin to soothe, rehydrate and activate the skin’s microcirculation to renew your skin after a hard day’s skiing.
5. Don’t forget your lips!
Your lips will probably be one of the only areas of your face that is exposed to the elements, once you’ve donned your goggles, wooly hat and ski mask, so make sure you show them some extra attention with a hydrating lip balm. To avoid a dry pout, our ultimate skincare superhero is the Biotherm’s Beurre de Lèvres . Nourishing, hydrating and smoothing, this butter-like lip balm replenishes your sensitive lip-skin and delivers intense moisture to keep them strengthened and protected from the fresh alpine air!
Follow these 5 skin-saving tips to enjoy your time in the mountains with a rejuvenated complexion.