It’s prime time for winter sports and activities, which means it’s officially ski season! Of course, we want you to go out and live your best life on the slopes, but let’s also talk about what you can do to protect your skin while having a great time.
A study from 2016 concluded that lower temps decreased the function of the skin barrier leading to skin that is more impacted from external factors. These external factors can cause redness, itchiness, and chapped skin. Try the products below to help prevent any possible skin discomfort:
First up on our list is the Avène Tolerance Control Soothing Skin Recovery Balm, this product is emollient without leaving an uncomfortable thick feeling on the skin. This product also contains a shea butter blend for smooth hydration and arginine which helps to prevent free radical damage and irritation.
Alongside keeping your skin moisturized, it also needs to be protected. Since skiing is an outdoor sport, an SPF is essential to help prevent sun damage and free radical damage. The Cocokind Daily SPF is a great option because it contains hydrating argan kernel oil and sunflower seed oil. It also contains aloe to soothe the skin which can be great for helping with that “chapped” feeling that skin can get in cold temperatures. In addition to it’s other ingredient counterparts, it contains vitamin E to help strengthen the skin barrier.
Last but certainly not least, sheet masks can be amazing for post-outdoor activities because the sheet helps to push the ingredients deeper into the skin for fast and easy skin recovery. The Dr. Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Deep Hydration Sheet Mask (set of 5 masks) contains several forms of hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin and ginger to calm inflammation. There is also a blend of algae extracts to promote instant soothing and brightening.