If you’ve ever been skiing, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into the kit you’ve taken with you. The right ski jacket, the boots, the furry coat for apres ski and the perfect sunglasses or goggles to finish your look. But did you put as much thought into the skincare you packed? The extreme weather conditions on the slopes call for specialist skincare, since your skin is exposed to stronger UV rays at the high altitudes and the shifting temperatures can play havoc with your complexion. So, whether you’re heading on a skiing holiday and wondering what to pack, or just season-proofing your winter skincare kit, here are a few ski skincare essentials that you shouldn’t leave home without.
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6 Ski Skincare Essentials
Sunscreen is key, even in the winter, but you will want something that feels light on your skin as you’re going from the cool air on the slopes to warm cabins and bars. This ultra-light formula has high levels of hyaluronic acid so it’s super hydrating while also protecting.
Having a sunscreen stick in your pocket is key for the slopes – when you get to the top of that black run the sun will be stronger than your used to, so add a slick to your cheeks and nose for some added protection in the lift on the way up.
The cold, dry air can lead to super dehydrated skin, so make sure you pack a treatment in your luggage for some overnight TLC. I love Sarah Chapman’s Overnight Facial, and it’s always in my kit.
Swap your usual moisturiser for a super-rich formula like this Augustinus Bader formula containing argan, avocado and evening primrose oil.
Your body might be well protected under all your layers, but your hands will be open to the elements at various points of the day and they’ll be needing some love when you get home. Choose a rich balm-like formula and use in the morning and evening.
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