Skiing Skincare and Makeup Tips

by Roxanne C.

Almost barefaced

It’s winter and what better to do than ski and snowboard? While these winter sports may seem like fun and help us keep fit at the same time, we shouldn’t forget our skincare and makeup routines!

In the picture above, I am wearing nothing on my face except for my normal daily skincare products and foundation. They are, and in the order shown:

1) Dalacin-T Gel on spots

2) Clinique’s All About Eye Rich Eye Cream

3) Clinique’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturiser

4) Dior’s Diorskin Nude Hydrating Glow Liquid Foundation (SPF 10)

5) Dior’s Diorskin Nude Hydrating Face Powder (SPF 10)

Here are some tips I believe would help when you go up in the mountains!

1) Never forget SPF. The subzero temperatures and wind might make you feel like the sun can do no damage to your skin but the inverse is truer. In fact, due to the reflection of the sun’s rays from the snow on the ground, your face actually gets much more UV rays. You won’t get a tan – you’ll get a burn, even if it’s freezing cold. So put on that BB cream, sunblock or foundation that contains SPF so you can have fun with a peace of mind.

2) Moisturise. Being high up in the mountains means the atmosphere is colder and less humid. Moisturise – a whole lot – so that you don’t get flaky skin after you descend from a day (or week) of fun.

3) Don’t forget your lip balm. Lip balms are great, especially those that also contain SPF. What you do for your skin should also be done for your lips.

4) Wear minimal makeup. Forget the blush, contour powder, highlight powder, eyeshadow, mascara, eyebrow powder and what nots. You don’t normally wear much makeup when you do sports or go to the gym because they don’t mix well, so there’s no need to look your very best when skiing. Furthermore, you’d want to concentrate on keeping your limbs intact instead of worrying that your blush is running, your mascara is flaking or your eyeshadow is creasing.

5) Finally, wear ski masks instead of ski shades. Ski masks help to block harmful UV rays from entering your eyes (so do ski shades) and are better than shades because they are more sturdy and help to protect a larger portion of your face due to their larger size. This also means a lower chance of getting your cheeks burnt.

That’s it! 5 simple rules to follow are all you need. Do you have tips of your own to add?

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