In the mountains, the doses of ultraviolet rays on the face increase due to altitude. Additionally, the cold dries out the skin. Therefore, it is essential to take care of it to protect it from external aggressions such as the sun, wind, or even temperature changes. The question that arises is: which face cream should be used for skiing? Here are some tips to help you.
Which face cream for skiing?
- What skincare is needed to protect your skin while skiing?
- What are the practices to adopt?
- Tips for taking care of your skin after a day of skiing
What skincare is needed to protect your skin while skiing?
To protect your skin while skiing, it is advisable to choose a cream suitable for your skin phototype. The phototype is a classification system for individuals based on their skin's reaction to UV exposure, taking into account the skin tone (colour) in conjunction with eye and hair colour. This allows for an assessment of its tanning ability for each skin type. To date, there are 6 identified:
Phototype I: Very fair skin with freckles that never tans in the sun but with a systematic risk of sunburn.
Phototype II : Light skin that reddens in the sun but occasionally acquires a slight tan and frequently suffers from sunburn.
Phototype III : Fair to medium skin that sometimes reddens and tans gradually (light tanning).
Phototype IV: Skin that is naturally matte and tans well (deep tan) with occasional sunburns during intense exposure.
Phototype V: Brown/mixed-race skin that tans easily (very dark tan) with rare occurrences of sunburn.
Phototype VI: Dark skin that tans in the sun and very rarely experiences sunburn.
To take care of your skin during the winter period, you also need to know your skin type (dry, oily, combination, or other). It is then appropriate to choose suitable skincare products.
In winter, opt for a moisturising treatment, as well-hydrated skin is better able to withstand temperature fluctuations. The aim is to recreate a lipid layer and prevent the cold from attacking the epidermis and causing redness. Our hydrating face cream is suitable for these conditions, and is appropriate for sensitive, dry, combination and normal skin types. However, if you have oily skin, avoid using it.
In the morning, apply a small amount to your clean, dry face, following your usual serum.
Then massage using circular movements to allow the treatment time to fully penetrate the skin.
Also, perform gentle and infrequent exfoliations. If you have oily skin, scheduling an exfoliation once a week is sufficient. However, if you have normal or dry skin, do it every 15 days. Our radiance facial scrub with rosehip oil contains organic rosehip oil and an organic carrot macerate. In addition to promoting cell renewal, this treatment unclogs pores. It smooths the skin and brings radiance to the complexion.
What are the practices to adopt?
Reflecting off the brilliant white of the snow, the sun is particularly harsh in the mountains, during winter sports. In this case, it is appropriate to choose a suitable sun protection. Moreover, UV rays are not only harmful in the tropics, they are also damaging in the mountains. Therefore, it is necessary to protect the skin from their assault. To do this, we offer our face sun cream SPF30 with a light texture, without white marks, with a non-shiny and non-sticky finish. It helps to prevent photo-ageing of the skin, while deeply moisturising the skin.
Here are some tips for protecting your skin while skiing:
Regularly apply a sun care product to exposed areas, particularly the ears and the back of the neck;
Apply a moisturising treatment to your skin after your shower.
Tips for taking care of your skin after a day of skiing.
After a day on the ski slopes, it's also important to take care of your skin. Opt for a gentle cleansing oil to remove the impurities that have accumulated throughout the day. Our 7-ingredient cleansing oil is suitable for sensitive skin. It should be applied to a cotton pad with circular motions and used to cleanse your face until all makeup is completely removed. You can also pour a small amount of cleansing oil into your hands, then massage your face. Simply rinse thoroughly afterwards.