Beauty on the Slopes: Essential Products for Ski Bums
It may be fashionable and fun to go on a winter ski vacation, but the effects skiing can have on your body are anything but. After a day in the powder, you can expect chapped lips, fried hair, sun damage, and windburns galore. Many women change up their beauty routine when the weather gets cold, but skiing and other outdoor activities require even more specialized care. If you take these products on your trip, you’ll be sure to thrash the slopes—not your skin.
Aesop Fabulous Face Oil
This Australian beauty line is known for its herbal and natural extracts, and packs a super-hydrating punch. After washing up for the night, apply a few drops of the fragrant oil to resurface dry and rough spots.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+
Make sure you always choose a sunscreen with at least SPF 30, since skiing at high altitudes puts you at greater risk of a burn. Shiseido’s lightweight version protects against UVA and UVB rays, and is sweat-proof and water-resistant.
Banana Boat Aloe Vera Lip Balm With Vitamin E SPF 45
Your lips need protection from the sun and wind just as much as the rest of your face. Banana Boat’s powerful formula is water-resistant and helps lips stay soft, so don’t forget to reapply as needed.
Lancôme Remove-All Deep Cleaning Oil
After a day of sun and wind, wash your face with an extra gentle cleanser. Oil-based formulas remove dirt, while also leaving your skin’s own protective oils intact. Lancôme’s cleanser gently removes makeup and is suitable for all types of skin.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
To protect your hands against blisters, dryness, and chapping, treat them to a coating of this super-emollient hand cream. It’s like wearing gloves underneath your gloves.
Kneipp Warm Embrace Herbal Bath
End a long day on the slopes with this nourishing and warming bath oil. Infused with macadamia oil and honey, it will rehydrate wind-chapped skin.
Johnson’s Baby Oil
There’s a reason that this delicately scented oil is the gold standard for moisturizing baby skin—it really, really works. Applied immediately after showering to still-damp skin, it forms the ideal barrier to keep skin hydrated and protected.
Nexxus Humectress Hydrating Treatment Deep Conditioner
Cold weather and dry indoor air do not mix well—and means bad news for your hair. Defend against elements you can't control by using something you can—a deep conditioner that deeply moisturizes.
Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner
Treat your hair to a dose of leave-in conditioner to prevent tangles and dehydration, and make it easier to manage and style later on. This Carol's Daughter formula is made of natural ingredients and comes in a convenient spray bottle.
First Aid Beauty Aloe + Plus Soothing Gel
This cooling and soothing gel will help calm irritated skin and relieve windburn.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
No matter how careful you are, your skin is likely to show some wear after a few days on the slopes. Revitalize it overnight with a restorative mask like this super-hydrating option.