Skiing does wonders for the body and the soul. Fresh air, exercise and mountain views are a fabulous way to kick start 2019. Alas the sport isn’t so great on our skin. Freezing winds, intense UV rays and dry air play havoc on the complexion. Here are six great products to treat your skin this ski season:
Even oily skin types can dehydrate after a few days on the pistes. Soap based regimes and water itself can strip the skin of its natural oils. Skyn ICELAND’s Micellar Cleansing Water contains microscopic oil molecules (micelles) which attach themselves to dirt, oil and makeup without stripping away natural moisture. With soothing aloe leaf juice, strengthening amino acids and vitamin rich nordic birch sap, skyn ICELAND’s gentle cleanser leaves skin clean, fresh and strengthened. Skyn ICELAND’s Micellar Cleansing Water $25.00 USD for 155ml.
Chances are your regular face cream won’t do enough to protect your skin from a dehydrating day on the slopes. QMS Medicosmetics Day Collagen is an intensely hydrating and protecting serum that strengthens skin by moisturising deeper down than traditional creams. An innovative formulation of Collagen Hyaluronic Acid delivers hydration to all layers of the skin, protecting it before dehydration sets in on the piste. QMS Medicosmetics Day Collagen, £67 for 30ml.
The switch from heated indoor chalets to frosty slopes can leave skin in a flux. JK7® Golden Face Oil is a luxurious blend of the purest organic essential oils, including jasmin, neroli, rose and patchouli. The natural and soothing face oil works with all skin types to rebalance moisture levels, while calming the effects of windburn and revitalising dull complexions. JK7® Golden Face Oil, $680 USD for 15ml.
The reflection of the sun’s rays on the snow calls for some extra SPF in your skincare routine. Dermalogica’s Protection 50 Sport is an ultra lightweight, waterproof formula which doesn’t feel greasy to the touch. Innovative oleosome technology boosts the effects of the SPF, while protecting against moisture loss. Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport, $36.00 USD for 155ml.
Our lips suffer perhaps the most from the constant switch between icy slopes and toasty firesides. Treat your lips to a little TLC this season with SIBU’s Miracle Stick Balm – a wonderful all rounder which can be used not only on your lips, but also sparingly on your face to treat the effects of wind- and sunburn. The glide on stick contains organic sea buckthorn oil, a superfood boasting a host of powerful nutrients, including the world’s richest source of Omega-7, a fatty acid essential for healthy skin. SIBU Miracle Stick, $19.95 USD for 60ml stick.
Even if you’re wearing gloves, expect your hands to need a little extra hydration. Kai’s hand cream is a indulgent blend of rich shea butter, soothing aloe vera and conditioning plant oils. Infused with the iconic Kai scent of exotic white flowers, this cream smells divine and soaks in faster than any champion downhill racer. Kai hand cream, $19 USD for 60ml.
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