As the half-term break approaches, many are gearing up for an exhilarating ski trip. While the excitement builds for hitting the slopes, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of preparing your skin for the mountain elements. Harsh winds, low temperatures, and high altitudes can take a toll on your skin, but fear not! With the right beauty treatments, you can ensure your skin remains radiant and protected throughout your ski adventure.
1.Hydration is Key: Moisturising Treatments
One of the most crucial steps in pre-ski skincare is hydration. The cold, dry air of the mountains can quickly deplete your skin’s moisture, leaving it dry, flaky, and prone to irritation. To combat this, consider indulging in moisturising treatments before your trip.
Hydrating Facial Masks – Treat yourself to a luxurious hydrating facial mask to replenish moisture levels and restore radiance to your skin. Look for masks containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides to lock in hydration and strengthen the skin’s barrier. Book a facial at our sister store Beauty Edit Mayfair HERE
Deep Moisturising Creams – Invest in a rich, nourishing moisturiser specifically designed for dry or sensitive skin. Apply it generously both day and night to keep your skin soft, supple, and protected from the elements. Shop our top picks HERE
2.Shield Your Skin: Sun Protection Essentials
While the chill in the air may trick you into thinking otherwise, the sun’s rays can be even more potent at higher altitudes. UV radiation increases with elevation, putting your skin at risk of sunburn and premature aging. To safeguard your skin during your ski trip, prioritise sun protection.
Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen – Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to shield your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply it liberally to all exposed areas of skin, including your face, neck, and hands, and remember to reapply every few hours, especially after sweating or swimming. Shop our top picks HERE
Protective Lip Balm – Don’t forget to protect your lips from the sun’s harsh rays with a moisturising lip balm containing SPF. Look for formulas enriched with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and supple while providing essential sun protection. Shop our favourite lip care HERE
3.Prep and Polish: Nail and Hair Care Tips
In addition to skincare, don’t neglect your nails and hair when preparing for your ski trip. The cold, dry air can leave both feeling brittle and parched, so a little extra TLC goes a long way. Charlotte Mensah makes the very best in haircare products, shop her range HERE.
Nail Strengthening Treatments – Strengthen your nails and prevent breakage by treating them to a nourishing nail oil or serum. Massage it into your nails and cuticles nightly to promote healthy growth and combat dryness. Try some of our top picks HERE
Hydrating Hair Masks – Revitalise your locks with a hydrating hair mask to counteract the effects of cold temperatures and dry air. Opt for formulas infused with moisturising ingredients like coconut oil, argan oil, and shea butter to restore shine, smoothness, and manageability. Shop the very best in hair care HERE
With these beauty treatments in your pre-ski arsenal, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle the slopes with confidence and radiance. Remember to start your skincare routine well in advance of your trip to allow ample time for your skin to reap the benefits. By prioritising hydration, sun protection, and overall pampering, you’ll ensure your skin remains a half-term hero throughout your ski adventure.
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