Whether you’re hitting the slopes of Aspen or Val d’Isere this season, making sure you jet off with an arsenal of beauty products to maintain your alpine beauty after a day in the snow is pretty much as important as packing a woolly hat.
From an SPF to ward off any chance of those dreaded google marks to a volume-boosting dry shampoo that’ll banish helmet hair, we’ve selected eight products to cover all bases…
Banish helmet hair
Instantly revive and refresh your locks after a day on the slopes with a spritz or two of this dreamy dry shampoo from Aveda. The powder formula cleverly absorbs any excess oil, all while giving you a boost in volume from the roots.
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, £22
Elizabeth Arden’s award-winning Eight Hour Cream is great for when lips become chapped from the harsh cold. It works absolute wonders to nourish and protect, and can be used to smooth any dry patches of skin.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, £26
Containing antarticine, which helps regulate the skins hydration levels despite the freezing temps, this cream from Kiehl’s envelopes the skin in a rich, comforting formula. It strengthens the skin’s barriers and helps to lock in vital hydration to leave your complexion feeling softer and smoother.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm, £24
For makeup-free perfection, Pore Delete minimises pores, mattifies and blurs the skin in one fell swoop. Dubbed as a ‘real-life duplication’ of photo-retouching, simply pat over your skin as the last step in your skincare routine.
Hylamide Finisher Pore Delete, £18
Avoid the goggle tan…
This ultra lightweight sunscreen comes in a teeny tiny bottle, so it’ll fit easily in your pocket while skiing. The oil-free, high factor formula will protect your face from the UV rays reflected off the snow. Plus, it contains the brands anti pollution complex to protect the skin against the harsh environmental factors that can reap havoc with our complexion while out in the snowy mountains.
Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Day Screen, £27.20
A post-ski pamper session
Restore radiance and hydration, all while you dream the night away. The inclusion of neroli, valerian and vanilla in this oil help lull you into a deep sleep, while a combination of vitamins and plant oils release dead skin cells and quench dehydrated skin, so you awaken with a glowing, smooth and vibrant complexion time and time again.
Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Skin Refining Oil, £35
After the first day or two on the slopes, our muscles can be left just a tad achy (depending on how much exercise we’re used to!) The warming blend of ingredients from lavender to ginger give tired limbs an energising treat after spending too long in one position or after too much physical activity.
Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath and Shower Oil, £45
Sales of face masks are up 22% this year, and we’re not surprised. Starskin’s masks are an absolute skin saviour. Soaked in 30ml of vitamin-packed serum – the equivalent of a full bottle – this hydrating sheet mask hydrates and rejuvenates, in turn giving your complexion just what it’s crying out for after a day out in the cold.
Starskin Red Carpet Ready Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Face Mask, £8.50