Winter Skin Care Tips: Snow Protection
We are used to relate dehydration and sun protection to Summer & high temperatures but during Winter time, the skin becomes dehydrated as well and needs extra care, esp. if you go skiing or are in contact with the snow.
The sun reflected on a surface as white as snow, bounces intensively (reflecting 80% of ultraviolet rays) and its effect is enhanced by increasing the skin risks. Furthermore, when we are at a high altitude, the closer we are from the sun. Therefore, you need to use facial creams with high SPF, and apply them periodically. Do not believe that although we do not notice the sun’s heat, it does not burn.
Piz Buin sun protection products are good allies to protect you from sun rays and snow reflection.
In terms of intense cold as snow, do not forget to protect the more delicate areas of the face such as the lips. Do not forget the lip protector to avoid the lips from drying out and become chapped. Caution: avoid moisten or get your lips wet if you feel them dry.
The eyes also suffer in the snow due to the intense light bounce on it. Get a good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from strong sunlight reflections.
During sun exposure in the mountains or in the snow, protection is very important. After sun exposure, make sure of skin hydration. Apply a facial moisturizer (nose, cheeks) after cleansing rests of sun protector or sweat and use another cream for the hands as well, to compensate dryness due to sun exposure and low temperatures. In case you got sunburnt, use directly the aftersun to restore the hydrolipidic film of the skin and keep a nice tanning.
After the energy that skiing requires, it is good to relax. Spoil yourself using any relaxing cream to help legs blood circulation so you can rest and be refreshed to enjoy another day at the ski slopes or the mountains. The milk for tired legs Lait Jambes Lourdes by Clarins provides a relaxing-refreshing effect, toning and hydrating the area, giving you a comfortable sense of well-being.
So you already know: if you go skiing, apart from taking the ski-boards, hat and gloves, do not forget some tips to protect your skin from the snow.
What beauty product is your ski-buddy?