To all you babes who love to ski/snowboard/après-ski: I think you know the struggle of staying glamorous in the snow. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your skin hydrated, your lips soft and your make-up ski-proof!
A few weeks ago, I went skiing for the second time in my life (first time I was 11 years old…), so I didn’t quite know what to bring to the French Alps besides warm clothes. Is it possible to wear my make-up high up in the mountains? Would my day crème be rich enough to hydrate my skin? And what about my hair? Now that I’m back in my beloved city of Ghent, here are my tips to stay beautiful in the snowy mountains!
Water de-hydrates your skin. So when you get a lot of cold snow on your face, it needs more hydration from your facial crème. I am a big fan of Kiehl’s (read my previous post!). This beautybrand has a couple of facial crèmes that combine hydration with a high SPF-level.
My latest boo is the “Hydro-plumping serum concentrate”. It’s an intensive hydration serum that really hydrates the skin’s deepest layers. You need to combine this serum with a day crème. I go for the “Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion”.
Although the only uncovered part of our body while skiing is our face, it’s important to not forget about the body. Use a nice bodylotion/-butter every day to keep the rest of your skin hydrated.
If you want to take it to a more luxurious level, you can go to sleep with the “Thirstymud hydra mask” form Glamglow. I reviewed this mask at the beginning of 2015; still in love with it!
The biggest challenge is finding a good foundation. Since your skin gets more sensitive and dry, a powder foundation isn’t the best choice because it will dry out your skin. A liquid foundation contains minerals. This means that combined with water or snow, it easily runs out…
The best foundation for me is the “Cream Foundation” from Make-Up Designory. Because it’s creamy, it stays on your skin when in touch with water. Also, these foundations are highly pigmented, so you don’t need a lot of it!
Because you are so high up in the mountains, your mascara gets more liquid! Mine was almost at its end, but to my surprise, it became more fluid staying in the French Alps! I love the “Volume Vertige” mascara from Yves Rocher. It isn’t waterproof, but I don’t mind. You really don’t want any chance your mascara runs out? Use a waterproof version.
Last but not least, use sunscreen! Sunlight reflects on snow, so it hits you twice as much.
I always use factor 50 on my face (I’m pale + I don’t want wrinkles soon!) and a lip balm with SPF. Your lips can get sunburned too, so be careful!
I hope you found my tips useful! Happy holidays and… stay fabulous!
Photo’s: google images, Yves Rocher and Unsplash.