Winter sports can be the perfect way to enjoy the season of snow, with maximum calorie burning as the icing on the cake. However, before you hit the slopes, you should arm yourself with some beauty know-how that will get you through a day of skiing and a night cozying up in the lodge. By properly packing that beauty supply kit, you will be prepared to handle anything the elements throw at you with style and savvy.
Protection for your Skin
Cold temperatures and bright sun can combine to become your skin’s worst enemy – if you are not properly protected of course. The first step in your beauty routine for the slopes should be to apply sunscreen, and not just any sunscreen will do at this altitude. You will need an SPF of at least 25 to properly protect your skin at higher altitudes and you can even find sunscreen products designed to protect you at higher elevations. Don’t forget to take care of your lips and eyes as well, with an SPF in your lip balm, and oversized sunglasses that sport UVA and UVB protection.
Go Light on Makeup
There are not many places for makeup on the slopes unless you count a tinted moisturizer with an SPF. The cold and exercise will put a natural rosy glow on your cheeks, and your eyes will be hidden under large sunglasses during the day. You can also go for a tinted lip balm if you prefer, as long as sun protection is included with the color. However, you will want to stock your makeup bag for cozy nights in the lodge snuggling up with your favorite someone over an Irish coffee. Opt for products that will add moisture to skin that has been exposed to the elements all day to give you a look that is soft and smooth.
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Keep Hair under Control
Nothing looks better on a snow bunny than a long, flowing mane fluttering behind as she whooshes down the slopes. Until that mane becomes tangled or frizzy, that is! Manage your tresses by using a high-quality shampoo and conditioner and applying a bit of hair serum to prevent the frizzies from occurring. It’s a good idea to tie back long hair in a ponytail or a wide headband while skiing so that your hair doesn’t interfere with your line of vision. A warm, funky hat can also solve the hair dilemma when the slopes call.
For the Non-Skier
Today’s ski resorts have to compete with some high-quality spa treatments that can keep skiers off the slopes for beauty boosts galore. It used to be that a massage after a day of skiing was the primary function of the spa experience, but today resort visitors can choose from hot stone massage, a dip in the spa pool or a variety of pampering beauty treatments. Body scrubs, pedicures, and manicures are just a few of the options available to the non-skiers or the outdoor sportswomen who simply want to spend a day relaxing.
Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are all great activities that will help you get in shape and burn the post-holiday calories. Prepare well and you will look as good on the slopes as off, for a romantic ski weekend you will never forget.