Skin Care Tips For The Skier & Snowboarder

Posted on December 17, 2012


using-sunscreen-during-skiing-snowboarding-skin-care-winter-tipsGetting airlifted to the top of the slope via helicopter and then dropped mid-air onto the fresh powder is no joke. One must wear the proper snow gear and don the latest ski equipment to successfully conquer the mountain slopes. Skiers and snowboarders must not also forget to take just as much care and precaution with their skin. High altitude, lip-crackling sun, freezing temperatures, and blistering wind are all stress factors for your complexion. Here are some essential skincare tips for both men and women who love to frequent the peaks during the harsh Winters:

Wear high quality sunglasses or goggles that block all UVA & UVB sunrays. Your eyes and the skin around them are most sensitive to the sun at high altitudes.

Use an excellent sunscreen for your entire face and neck, including sensitive areas around the eyes and crow’s feet areas. Even though you are wearing UV filtering goggles or sunglasses, do remember to also apply SPF 30+ sunscreen around your eye area too. You can never get too much sun protection. Blazing hot sun UV rays reflect off the snow and bounce into your skin making snow and sun one of your worst complexion enemies.
As I wrote in many other posts throughout this blog, I only recommend using the best anti-aging SPF 40 sunscreen and moisturizer by TwinLuxe. (You can read my detailed review of it here.) Always re-apply sunscreen every two hours to maximize SPF effectiveness.

Wear lip balm with SPF. The sun is great at dehydrating your entire face and lips. And avoid licking lips because digestive enzymes in your saliva actually dry out your lips making them more chapped. I only use the Blistex Medicated Lip Balm SPF 15 during Winters.

Always wear a hat to prevent heat loss to your head as well as to protect your scalp from sun damage especially if your hair is thinning or if you are bald. Sunburn on your head is more painful than sunburn on your arms and back.

These winter skin care tips for the slopes help prevent the unwanted sunburn redness and premature skin aging that lots of skiers and snowboarders unknowingly encounter after a day on the mountain. Be smart and don’t come off the slopes looking like an amateur but like a Pro!