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When it comes to packing for a ski trip, it’s pretty obvious what you need to bring clothes-wise—heavy sweaters, gloves, a scarf, snow boots, and a warm hat are all givens. But what about beauty products? Should you bother applying makeup? Do you need a special moisturizer? All that time spent in snowy, cold temps can beat up your skin, leaving you feeling dry. So consider the following when you’re planning what to pack for a skip trip—and avoid any skin issues on the slopes:
1. Water-Based Moisturizer
The blustery conditions you experience on the slopes can lead to dryness. When you’re back at the ski lodge, apply a water-based moisturizer, which acts like a “boost” of H2O to keep your skin hydrated. Find the right one for your skin type:
This moisturizer is formulated with aloe water and hyaluronic acid. Plus, it provides long-lasting continuous hydration, leaving normal and dry skin types with a glowing finish and fresh, healthy-looking skin.
If your skin is on the extremely dry side, consider this moisturizer your complexion’s new BFF. Formulated with aloe water and hyaluronic acid, it features long-lasting hydration (with a velvety skin finish.
Even if your skin is on the oily side, you still need moisturizer. Not moisturizing oily skin can lead to dehydration, which can cause your sebaceous glands to overcompensate by producing even more oil. This pick also formulated with aloe water and hyaluronic acid can provide skin with instant and continuous hydration, but it has a matte finish, so it won’t make your skin look shiny.
2. Moisturizer with SPF
Even though it’s cold out when you ski, the sun is still beating down, so you need to wear sunscreen to protect your exposed skin from UV damage. Try L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Bright Reveal SPF 30 Moisturizer. In addition to SPF, it is formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C, and pro-retinol to help visibly improve the look of dull, uneven skin tone and lines and wrinkles. It helps brightens, hydrate, and rejuvenate a lackluster complexion.
Cold weather can lead to dryness, which can in turn lead to dull looking skin. Add some luster back to your complexion while you’re on the slopes with L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation. This liquid foundation—which comes in a cushion—provides a fresh, luminous look. Use the puff applicator to tap the makeup into your skin. Layer it on for your preferred level of coverage.
4. Lip Gloss
Keep your kisser in tip-top shape while you ski by opting for a moisturizing lip gloss, such as L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss. Available in 16 shades ranging from clear to plum, the formula is infused with omega 3, vitamin E, and argan oil. In addition to being shiny, this lip gloss is hydrating. Talk about a triple threat.
Want va-va-va-voom lashes that won’t budge? Use L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Feline Waterproof Mascara. All it takes is one coat of the ultra-glossy black formula for shiny, smooth lashes. The quick-charge brush captures each and every lash for volume and fullness instantly.
6. Micellar Water
A gentle cleanser is a must after a day in skin-drying weather. Enter micellar water, which is comprised of tiny micelle molecules suspended in water. They cluster together to lift dirt and makeup up and away from your skin—no rinsing (or harsh rubbing) required. Apply L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin to a cotton pad and gently wipe it over your skin until it’s completely clean.
7. Face Mask
After a full day of physical activity in frigid temps, recharge by slathering on a clay mask. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Mask is formulated with charcoal, which can help to detoxify pores and illuminate the appearance of skin. The formula is creamy and non-drying, leaving your skin feeling clean and velvety. It works to turn dull, tired-looking skin even and radiant. Plus, it also helps remove dirt, dust, and pollution from your complexion. Keep the mask on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.