While many may opt for a tropical getaway during Winter months, snow bunnies are busy booking ski trips with their buds. There's a lot to look forward to – brisk mountain air, shredding through the slaloms, and sipping on cocoa with a cutie in the chalet. But before you get excited about packing your favourite cold-weather accessories, focus on adjusting your beauty routine.
Winter – and specifically, skiing conditions – submit your skin to a crop of concerns you've likely never thought of, like awkward sunburns, frostbite, and extreme dehydration. To get you ready to hit the slopes, Get The Look is giving you a few tips on how to deal with complexion skin conditions.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE HITTING THE SLOPES
BRING A STRONGER SUNSCREEN
Did you know that the closer you get to the mountain's summit; the more UV you're exposed to? This means, it's important to use an SPF of at least 50 to avoid sunburns and of course – awkward goggle tan lines!
PACK PRODUCTS CAREFULLY
This is the reason we never stash our favourite beauty items in our checked luggage: high altitude can cause packaging to pop open. Make sure all lids and caps are screwed on extra tight to avoid making a mess in your beauty kit.
ASK YOUR HOTEL FOR A HUMIDIFIER
The central heating in your room has a drying effect on your skin. Using a humidifier will add moisture back into the air (and into your complexion!)
APPLY VASELINE TO EXPOSED SKIN TO PROTECT AGAINST FROSTBITE
Before taking advantage of the fresh powder, slick on some petroleum jelly. Vaseline acts as an insulator, meaning it will keep your body heat trapped behind the balm instead of seeping out through your skin, leaving it at risk.
PROTECT YOUR NECK (AND CHIN)
After smoothing on your sunscreen, add an extra layer to your neck and chin area. The sunlight bouncing off the snowy slopes increases your UV exposure by 40 percent – especially in this area. Wrap yourself up in a scarf for extra sun protection.
AVOID SUPER HOT SHOWERS
While you may be chilly after a long day outdoors, go for a quick, warm shower instead of a luxuriously steamy one. Scalding water strips your skin of its natural oils, leaving you parched.
CUT BACK ON ALCOHOL
A hot coffee and Bailey's at the chalet may sound great, but limit yourself to just one. Alcohol is extremely dehydrating, especially at high altitudes.
DON'T FORGET TO DRINK WATER!
No matter how many times you've heard this, it's worth repeating: consuming plenty of H2O will hydrate your complexion from the inside out.