Going skiing soon? You lucky thing! As well as packing lots of layers for your body, have you thought about your skin?
Recent studies by the British Skin Foundation found that a huge 85% of people admit to getting sunburnt. 1 in 10 admitted to not wearing an SPF30 when abroad. Over one fifth forgot to apply sunscreen after swimming. It’s important to remember that sunburn isn’t just a nuisance, it’s a warning. Just 5 or more sunburns in your life doubles the risk of melasma. Although it’s cold don’t be fooled into thinking that you won’t get burnt, and don’t need protection, skiers often end up with pigmentation across their nose and cheeks from sun damage.
Regular application of suncream, seeking shade and covering up all significantly reduce the risk of skin cancer. So be savvy in the snow this winter and remember to put on some sunscreen.
We love Elizabeth Arden Pro Triple Action Protector SPF50 (£66), Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF30 (£32), and Vitage Skin Defence SPF30 (£26). Also don’t forget your lips! We sell Elizabeth Arden Pro’s Award-winning Lip Balm, it’s easy to pop in your pocket for the slopes (and with it’s sleek grey packaging, it’s the perfect stocking filler for the man in your life!) £20.
Have any questions about the right products for you? Going on a trip and need skin care advice? Leave a comment below!