When heading off to hit the slopes there is plenty to pack. As well as ensuring you have jackets, salopettes and goggles, it is vital you have a well-stocked beauty bag too.
Whilst the mountain air does you the world of good, the bitter cold, damp air at high altitudes and snow can play havoc with your skin, hair, nails and anything that’s exposed to the brutal elements.
Do not fear, because at Pure-Beauty we stock a great range of Dermalogica products that will help keep you looking as fresh as the newly fallen powder on the mountains.
It might not feel the case as you shiver waiting for the ski lifts but it is essential to use a decent, protective sun cream on the slopes. You might not feel like sun worshipper but the sun’s rays are really powerful as they reflect off the snow and beam straight at you.
15 minutes before leaving for any session, make sure you apply Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 liberally and evenly to your skin. This sheer lotion protects the skin from UV light and environmental assault. It is packed with special oleosome micro spheres that enhance SPF performance and counteract the moisture loss triggered by extended daylight exposure. The lightweight formula helps neutralise damage and bind moisture to skin without a greasy after-feel, which is something you really need when you put on your hat and goggles.
As well as protecting your skin against the sun, you also need to ensure it remains flake free. Using a highly intensive moisturiser like the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery is a wise move. This rich formula protects against daylight exposure and blends smoothly into skin to create a perfect finish. The skin loses moisture when you ski due to the lack of humidity in mountain air but thanks to the unique blend of ingredients this shouldn’t happen and you should have smooth, glowing, hydrated skin.
To keep your lips smooth and chap free, pop a stick of Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex in your pocket. This sophisticated daily treatment has been designed to restore delicate tissue while minimising contour lines and helps prevent the signs of aging. Vitamin E fights damaging free radicals and a moisturising blend of avocado oil, shea and cocoa seed butters, quickly smoothes rough, uneven lips.
If you can’t bear to out without any make-up whilst you ski, Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30 is a good option. This broad-spectrum sunscreen comes with tinted earth minerals that protects against UV damage thanks to added soothing Grape Seed and Green Tea extracts. It contains Dermalogica’s UltraCalming™ Complex and botanicals help guard skin against premature aging and irritation – what’s not to like?
After using these products it is hoped the skin won’t burn but never say never. If you do succumb to goggle marks and sore, red skin, help is at hand from Dermalogica After Sun Repair. A blend of Clove Oil, Szechuan Pepper, Licorice, Mugwort, Lavender, Cucumber, Chamomile and Yucca help reduce irritation, redness and pain induced by sunburn and leaves the skin feeling soft and comforted. Carefully apply a generous amount of the balm to cleansed skin (keep away from the eyes) and repeat application on the most sensitive areas, as necessary.
Then sit back, relax and enjoy the après ski and remember that all orders under £100.00 to UK addresses are sent FREE at Pure-Beauty for Dermalogica products.