At Schön!, we love all things #ICE, and with Issue 23, we delved into all things skiing and snowboard related. With the season of Winter Sports reaching its peak, Schön! picked out the key skincare products for skiing. From lip balms to muscle soaks, here’s what should be in your luggage when you head off on your Winter Holidays!
With the high altitudes you’ll be reaching whilst out on the piste, the sun will be considerably stronger. Every thousand metres gained in altitude brings with it an increase of 5 to 10% in radiation. Add the reflection caused by the snow and you could get a nice sunburn in no time.
Long gone are the days of thick, sticky suncream. Lancaster have come up with a Winter Sport range which will be the first port of call before heading out into the cold. The Wind & Cold Protection Cream is a comforting SPF 50 sunscreen: with extracts of babassu oil, shea oil and edelweiss flower, this soothing sunscreen is perfect for protecting your skin without any greasy side-effects.
Already layered up with the & Cold Protection Cream? Don’t forget to take the Lancaster All Terrain stick with you, which uses the same protective formula as the Wind & Cold Protection cream. With its ergonomic applicator, this life-saving SPF 50 lip balm is to be kept in pockets at all times when out on the slopes.
On a similar vein, This Works have devised a long lasting Turbo Balm which will help alleviate the symptoms of dry, chapped skin. You can use this miracle combination of Tahitian Monoi Oil and Cocoa Butter to strengthen dry lips or irritated hands.
For skin which has had a bit of a traumatic experience in the snow, Dermalogica’s Ultracalming Barrier Repair will be sure to soothe irritated skin. This Barrier Repair will help shield against any extreme temperatures or radiation, and for sensitive skin, this is a perfect solution which comes without any artificial fragrances or colours.
After an intensive day of skiing, your skin will need to be looked after. With sub zero temperatures and intense sun, you’ll need to replenish and protect your skin in preparation for the following day. For the guys, we suggest packing Kiehl’s Heavy Lifting Facial Fuel in your luggage. This staple has a moisturising and firming effect on the skin, and contains caffeine and Vitamin C to help regenerate the skin. Alternatively, we recommend Biotherm Homme’s High Recharge Energy Shot which helps combat the signs of fatigue. This moisturiser will help you look wide awake and will make any signs of wear and tear disappear in a tick.
Elemental Herbology’s Biodynamic Facial Soufflé is a moisture replenishing cream which will improve the hydration levels of your skin. Perfect for use after a day out in the sun, this repair mask with extracts of Rose Damask and Calendula will restore and repair the barrier functions of your skin.
What better than a hot bath after an exhausting day of Winter Sports? Molton Brown’s Thermal Muscle Soak will do just the job you need – and will soak away all the strains and tiredness of skiing as you relax in your bath. With Silverbirch extracts and skin-conditioning thermal salts, Molton Brown will be sure to replenish your energy levels and get you ready for an evening of relaxing in the mountains.
Whether you’re into skiing or snowboarding, whether you enjoy vertiginous speed or a more relaxed pace doing long distance skiing, taking good care of your skin is a must. Schön! has your back covered, and with this selection of skin and body care products, you needn’t worry. Time to hit the piste!
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