As snowfall covers mountains in northern latitudes, ski season is finally here. If you’re a skier, you’re probably in the proud minority of people who look forward to cold winter weather. With ski trips being planned, booking rooms in cozy lodges, don’t forget to consider an important step in preparing for the slopes: taking care of your skin.
The cold wind and reflective snow can burn your face, which cumulatively can lead to premature aging. To prepare your skin for ski season, follow these tips:
Build up SPF
If you don’t already have SPF in your daily moisturizer, it’s important to start including it in your routine today. SPF can actually build up in the outer layers of your skin, giving it extra resilience to UV damage. The Christie Brinkley Recapture 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream contains SPF 30 is a great way to incorporate SPF into your routine.
Balm it up
Keeping lips kissable on the slopes is no easy feat. Lips can easily dry out if you forget to include them in your skin care routine. Start applying lip balms before bed, and bring a lip balm containing SPF on your ski trip to use on the mountain.
Skip the bubble bath
After being physically active in the cold all day, you might want to relax in a warm bath. To prevent overdrying your skin, opt for a quick warm shower and apply moisturizer immediately after. The fragrance in bubble baths and other skin cleansers can dry out your skin, not to mention the drying effects that sitting in hot water can have!