8 products that keep skin happy on the slopes
If your ski holiday is just around the corner, but you’re worried about the dry skin, redness and chapped lips that can come with sub-zero temperatures, our ski season beauty edit is here to help!
Why can skiing play havoc on our skin?
When on top of a snowy mountain there is a lack of humidity in the air. To compensate for this moisture imbalance between the skin and the air around it, skin loses moisture from the dermis. When cold winds and warm central heating are then thrown into the mix, the skin loses moisture at an even faster rate. In an attempt to keep the internal body temperature warm, capillary vessels within the skin shrink to slow down the circulation of blood; resulting in pesky patches of dull, dry or chapped skin.
What can I do to keep my skin radiant?
The good news is that with the right natural skin care products and daily routine, you can help to replenish the moisture that is lost on the slopes and maintain a fresh, outdoorsy glow instead. Read on to discover the natural skincare products that we think are as essential to pack as your skis!
Pre ski routine
1. Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm
A luxurious blend of Fine Oat Powders with Shea, Cocoa and Mango Butters means that you can slough away dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and deeply hydrate the dermis with these rich butters. The result? Post-facial skin that glows in a matter of minutes.
2. Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25
Goggle mark tan lines are a big faux-pas. Even though you aren’t sunbathing in 30 degree heat, your skin is at high risk of burning on the slopes because the UVA and UVB rays can easily reflect off of the white snow surface and directly hit your skin. We recommend applying our Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25 every 2 hours to give your skin the protection it needs. Our advanced formula contains skin-quenching ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid to instantly plump and smooth the skin which can replenish any lost moisture.
3. Wonder Eye Cream
The eye area is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your face, and so it loses moisture even faster! Help to keep your eye area bright and also line and puff free by gently applying this natural eye cream every day. It contains Cucumber Oil to brighten and soothe sensitive skin and Hyaluronic Acid to instantly hydrate.
4. Stellar Beauty Balm
Chapped lips be gone! This 100% natural, petroleum free balm contains Virgin Coconut Oil, Cocoa, Shea and Mango Butters to deeply hydrate skin. Most lip balms contain petroleum which creates a veil over the skin to give a temporary feeling of comfort when it fact it does not nourish or hydrate the lips – hence the need to frequently re-apply. This balm can be applied once or twice a day and will keep lips protected for hours.
Après ski routine
1. Collagen Boost Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser
Soothe sensitised skin with this rich, restorative yet gentle cleanser. Its indulgently thick cream texture helps give skin added hydration while Hyaluronic Acid instantly plumps and Essential Amino Acids support healthy skin cell generation for a smoother skin surface.
2. Rose Otto Face Oil
This soothing facial oil is a natural sunburn saviour and helps to calm skin tones prone to redness or sensitivity. Massage two drops into clean skin and let the Pure Rose Oils naturally soothe and strengthen skin in distress. If you have normal skin, apply in the same manner and your complexion will become more plump, even and radiant overnight.
3. Collagen Boost Restore and Replenish Face Cream
After a long day on the slopes it’s important to use a rich cream at night time to help your skin restore itself. Our Collagen Boost Restore and Replenish Face Cream contains a natural peptide complex that encourages your skin to create more collagen for a plump, smooth and radiant skin finish.
4. Wonder Eye Cream
As with your pre ski routine, it is important to apply an eye cream at night too!
5. Super Moisturising Hand Cream
This multi-award winning hero product contains ancient skin conditioners Yarrow, Benzoin and Lanolin which give it the luxuriously thick (yet easily absorbent) texture and healing properties. Apply it to hands as often as required, and breathe in the spa-inspired Lavender and Geranium Essential Oils for a moment of bliss. What’s more, you can apply this cream to dry patches all over the body – including elbows and the heels of your feet making it a great travel bag multi-tasker!
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