5 best treatments for ski skin

Protect skin from extreme conditions on the slopes with these hard-working products

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A trip to the slopes tends to come with aching muscles and bruising as standard – and that's just the effects of the après-ski – so it's worthwhile putting a bit of thought into your toiletry-bag packing.

Even if your skin doesn't usually burn, increased altitude and plenty of ray-reflecting snow make a high-factor sunscreen for face and lips an absolute necessity, as is a rich moisturiser to soothe wind-chapped skin.

A muscle-soothing product might seem ridiculously luxurious, but will be worth it when you manage to struggle into your salopettes and ski another day.

 

1. Garnier UV Ski 2 in 1: £7.14, echemist.co.uk

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Choose a ski-specific sunscreen to avoid burning (and unsightly goggle marks) and reapply frequently, especially on your nose. This cream-and-lip balm-in-one is easily absorbed and fragrance free.

 

 

2. Weather Warrior sheet mask: £5, maskeraide.co.uk

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Aloe, green tea, witch hazel and argan oil are sealed in a handy single-use sachet – perfect for a mid-trip skin pick-me-up, without carting your entire bathroom cabinet.
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3. Mio Skincare Liquid Yoga: £26, net-a-poter.com

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Sinking into a bath laced with this combination of Epsom salts, arnica and essential oils is the ultimate way to unwind after a hard day at the snow-face.

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4. Skyn Iceland Quench kit For Thirsty Skin: £34, marksandspencer.com

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This travel-ready set has everything you need to tackle the dehydration and damage that inevitably accompanies so much time in fresh, cold air.
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5. This Works In Transit Muscle Therapy: £16.20, feelunique.com

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Soothe stiffness, tension and any après-ski-inflicted headaches on the go, thanks to clove and black pepper essential oils in a handy rollerball.

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Verdict
With the dual protection for lips and face, Garnier's UV ski is a must for snow bunnies.

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