Heading to the slopes? Pack these skin essentials.

There's nothing quite as invigorating as a day on the slopes. When the powder is perfect, the sun is shining, and the wind whips past you as you sail down the runs -- it's a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, it's not such a beautiful thing for your skin.

Many of the elements of a great ski trip are rough on your skin. Cold, dry air, winter sun, and high altitude UV rays all contribute to dry skin. Then when you head inside to warm up by the fireplace or take a hot shower it dehydrates your skin even more. Not only does dry skin look ageing, it feels tight and itchy. The irritation leads to inflammation, which can cause eczema to flare. All of these assaults can cause small fissures in the skin, which opens it up to an infection.

But there's no reason to let this attack on your skin ruin your ski trip fun. With a simple plan and the right products, you can overcome dry skin and protect yourself from the harsh environment. In just a few minutes you can pamper your skin with effective moisture and be ready for all of the dehydrating elements. Here are 5 steps to keep your skin dewy even on the slopes.

1. Apply a hydrating serum. 

To deeply moisturise and calm irritated dry skin, start with the Alpha-H Essential Hydration Concentrate. It's rich in vitamins, Essential Fatty Acids, and antioxidants to soothe and nourish your skin. Just a few drops of this silky serum absorbs quickly, preparing your skin for the next step.

Alpha-H Essential Hydration Concentrate

2. Follow up with a nourishing moisturizer. 

Once you have softened your skin with the serum, it is ready to absorb a moisturiser that will keep your skin hydrated and fresh. Eminence Organic Skin Care Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer contains antioxidants, vitamins, and acai berry to plump the skin, leaving it with a healthy radiance.

Eminence Firm Skin Moisturiser

3. Lock moisture in with protective sunscreen.

To prevent losing all the moisture you just pampered your skin with you need to apply a product to block the elements. PAYOT Cold Cream SPF30 creates a barrier between your dewy, moisturised skin and the harsh environment. It protects against UVA and UVB rays and reduces inflammation, making this a powerful way to protect your skin from the sun and extreme weather.

PAYOT Cold Cream

 

4. Pamper your skin with a mask.

The right mask will keep your skin in its very best condition. Applying a mask twice a week soothes your skin and helps it to heal, for a resilient and bright complexion. The skin repairs itself while you sleep, and an overnight mask takes advantage of that natural process for glowing results. Aspect Gold Probiotic Sleep Mask firms and calms skin, helping to balance moisture levels. You can remove it after 20 minutes or leave it on while you sleep to allow it to continue to restore your skin throughout the night.

Aspect Gold Probiotic Sleep Mask

5. Care for your lips too!

Not only do lips get uncomfortably dry in the cold, chronic sun damage of the lips will age them and can lead to cancer. To keep your lips supple and protected during the day, ASAP Hydrating Lip Balm + SPF15 moisturises and protects your lips with a full-spectrum SPF. It's anti-inflammatory, and even contains Alpine Rose to help prevent cold sores. 

When the day is over, keep your lips healthy and hydrated with Dr. Hauschka Lip Care Stick. Nurturing plant waxes and herbs give a silky feel and soft shine. Your lips will drink in the moisture.

 asap hydrating lip balm Dr Hauschka Lip Care Stick

 

Dry skin doesn't have to take away from your fun on the slopes. Prepare to fight back against the harsh environment with powerful products. In just a few steps you can protect your skin so you can play without worry. You will not only feel great, you'll look your best too.