Skiing, the ultimate winter getaway. As temperatures start to drop, that means one thing – skiing season is upon us. Whether you are a seasoned skier or have never set foot on the slopes before, skiing can make a fantastic break away. Whether you book a break to The Alps, Lake Tahoe, or The Canadian Rockies, there’s one thing that you don’t want to forget, and that is your beauty essentials.
Sure, you could pick up the bits that you need once you arrive, but there is no guarantee that your preferred brands will be available or how affordable the products will be. That’s why it makes sense to ensure that you have all of the products that you can’t live without before you leave. So with that in mind, the question is: what are the beauty essentials needed for a skiing break?
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Lip balm and hand balm
Chapped lips and skin occur in cold temperatures, which means that lip balm and hand balm or salve is a must for any skiing trip. Chapped lips and skin can be sore, so it’s important to regularly apply a soothing balm to your lips and your skin. Want one product that does both? Shea Butter can work well, as it’s wonderfully rich and hydrating, plus its oily consistency means that it locks in moisture. For lip balms, you can’t go wrong with Burt’s Bees, as their products are made with pure beeswax and are completely natural, plus they smell incredible!
Deep moisturizing shampoo and conditioner (and hair mask)
The chances are that under your skiing helmet, your hair will freeze. When this happens, your hair becomes likely to dry out and split. Having a deep moisturizing shampoo and conditioner on hand is vital. It could also be worth packing a deep moisturizing hair mask. As these are fantastic for putting the moisture and nutrients that have been lost, back into your hair.
This might sound like a strange product to take to a cold country, but actually, sunscreen is vital. The fact is that when you are skiing you spend a lot of time on the snow, snow reflects sunlight back up towards you, making sunburn more likely than in a hot country. So wearing sunscreen is vital. When it comes to choosing the ideal product for you, a natural sunscreen is always a good option, as that way you know that it won’t irritate your skin. It’s not just your skin that needs protecting, your lips also do. So on top of your lip balm, apply an SPF lip product to protect them from burning.
Just like the rest of your skin can dry out in extremes of temperature, so can your cuticles. To ensure that your cuticles don’t dry out and become sore. It is important to pack a good cuticle cream, or if you prefer, an oil.
After a busy day on the slopes. There is nothing nicer than getting back to your lodge and stepping into a hot bubble bath. Some bath products can dry your skin out, so make sure to pick one that is enhanced with natural oils and will not only relax you but also help to keep your skin hydrated.
Before you hit the slopes this winter. Make sure that you have all of the above beauty essentials packed in your beauty bag.