How to take care of winter skin before and after hitting the slopes
February is one of the most popular months to go skiing, but have you ever put much thought into your winter skin care when you’re on the slopes? The cold temperatures and weather can really take its toll on your skin, causing it to become sensitive, dry and sore. That’s why we have put together our best tips, products and treatments for your skin when you’re skiing! SPF is a must This won’t be the first time you’ve heard it, and we’re sure it won’t be the last, but wearing SPF when skiing is extremely important. Although the air might be cool and crisp, the UV rays are extremely strong up in the mountains, and even if it’s cloudy or snowing, your skin is still expose to them. That’s why we recommend investing in a high factor SPF, our favourite is DermaQuest Sunarmor SPF 50 as it provides great hydration and promotes collagen production whilst protecting your skin from the sun. Don’t forget your lips Our lips are very sensitive to the sun and the cold weather, meaning many will find their lips to be sore and chapped when skiing. That’s why we always recommend applying your SPF face cream to your lips, and carrying a moisturising lip treatment with you at all times on the slopes! Our favourite repairing lip product is Biologique Recherche BioKiss, the non-sticky formula has a nourishing effect on the lips, preventing external aggression from causing them to become dry. Layer up One of the best ways to protect your skin from damages that can be caused when skiing is to ensure you’re wrapped up. This may sound obvious, but wearing a scarf, snood, or a balaclava will not only keep you warm but it’ll also protect your neck and the bottom of your face from the harmful UV rays. The sunlight bounces off the snow onto the mountains and increases the UV rays by up to 40%, so protecting again the sun is as many ways as you can is vital. Rehydrate! After spending a week (or even a couple of days) out skiing, your skin will be feeling the repercussions, especially if you’re more of an après skier. Many feel their skin becomes dehydrated and can even suffer breakouts if they’ve been enjoying a post-ski drink. However, not it’s not only the cold weather and drinking that can cause your skin to dry out, but also the central heating in hotels/chalets. The sudden change in temperatures from freezing cold outside, to warm inside causes the skin to become very dry and tight. That’s why we recommend booking in for some of these great treatments following your ski trip. Our Jet Facial is perfect for exfoliating and hydrating dry skin. The relaxing treatment uses a jet of pressured air and saline solution to unclog and exfoliate your skin. After the exfoliation, a personalised blend of vitamins and hyaluronic acid is applied to the skin through the jet machine, hydrating and replenishing your skin. Another great treatment if your skin needs a pick me up after the harsh weather a skiing holiday can cast upon it then we recommend trying our High Frequency Mesotherapy. This micro-needling treatment delivers vitamins directly to the skin, stimulating collagen production to replenish and rejuvenate your skin. Want to find out more about the different skin treatments we offer? Call us today on 020 3811 2727 or book a no obligation consultation with our expert Treatment Coordinators here.