If you’re going to be hitting the slopes this winter, then it’s important to be armed with the right beauty essentials to protect your skin from the icy temperatures and cool winds, as well as nourishing and of course looking good! A full face of makeup is not needed, as most of your face is generally covered in some kind of balaclava or scarf (sexy!) but there are some essentials that will keep you looking fabulous and keep your skin happy too! So whether you’re off to the pistes or just want some extra pampering for your skin at home, here are my Chalet Chic essentials!
La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream – This BB cream gives enough coverage to hide any redness caused from changes in the temperature, but doesn’t block pores or go cakey at all. It blends in so well, meaning you don’t have an orangey line on your scarf after you unwrap the layers! It’s ultra moisturising and soothing and gives you an instant fresh-faced look.
Dr Paw Paw Original Balm – A multi tasking weapon against the cold, itchy material, indoor heating, and even sun burn! The ingredients within this wonder-cream have skin healing benefits, so it can be used to instantly calm any irritation and start the healing process. I’ll be keeping it in my ski jacket pocket in case of any wind burn, and it can also be used to condition hair, and protect lips from chapping!
Hand Chemistry Extreme Hydration Complex – My new favourite hand cream. My mum and I both suffer from dry hands which get really sore when they’re cold, but this cream available from Beauty Expert has been our saviour. It’s an ultra concentrated formula which builds a protective layer on your skin, to aid moisture retention and protect against extreme coldness. If your hands get dry when exposed to cold air, this cream will intensely nourish and protect against further damage.
Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment – A fancy version of a staple product, but when you go skiing you need to step up your lip balm, and my luxe lippie of choice is the Clinique Lip Treatment. It creates a natural moisture barrier so your lips stay hydrated, and can be layered under lipstick too! Not that I recommend that for the slopes….!
Origins Make a Difference Plus Moisturiser – I mentioned this yesterday in my January Favourites and this moisturiser also makes the cut for my Chalet Chic post because it does such a great job of regulating your skin. I’d recommend taking your favourite night moisturiser with you too, perhaps the Origins Make a Difference Night Cream, but for daytime, this moisturiser deep quenches your skin, and holds onto moisture which would usually be zapped away by icy temperatures.