Ski Bunny Skincare
Preparation and Protection for the Slopes
By Nina Sutton
The winter season brings not only the fun of the holidays, but the opportunity for exciting cold weather sports, such as skiing. However, hitting the slopes can mean switching gears from the glammed up holiday season to effortlessly glowing skin- all while combating the harsh elements. Here are some tips for radiant skin; before, during and of course, après ski.
January 05, 2017
Prep your skin pre-ski
One week before your ski trip, stop using retinol or AHA products; these can make your skin more sensitive to the sun and be more drying. Instead, opt for intense moisturizers each evening before going to bed to infuse hydration into your skin.
The high mountain altitude can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn, so before you get on your skis, be sure to slather on a high level SPF onto your face and reapply often during the day. Amp up your sunscreen by applying a Vitamin C serum first; the Vitamin C will give your skin the extra armor to defend again environmental aggressors, such as wind, freezing air and extra strong UV rays. Follow your sunscreen with a BB cream or CC cream that contains SPF to even out your skin tone, while protecting at the same time.
Don’t forget your lips and neck
Your lips need constant care while on the slopes, so take extra care of them. Apply a lip balm with SPF often during the day; followed of course with a hydrating lip gloss. If your lips seem flaky, exfoliate them by applying petroleum jelly to a soft toothbrush and gently scrubbing your lips to remove any dry, flaky skin. While your neck might be covered while skiing, sometimes it can still be exposed to the elements, so apply a neck firming cream before wrapping your scarf.
After you have taken off your skis and enjoyed your après ski cocoa, it is time to pamper your skin from the day. Remove your makeup with a gentle cleanser and apply a serum specifically designed to treat dry skin, such as JAFRA’s Royal Jelly Vitamin Infusions Extra Hydration Serum with Vitamin E. Follow with a nutrient rich night moisturizer designed to boost your skin’s natural moisture barrier, such as JAFRA’s Advance Dynamics Hydrating Night Moisture.