Skincare Routine for Ski Season

Sydney Solon

Global Marketing

4 min read

Skincare Education

High-performance skincare essentials for your best ski season yet.

Woman applying white moisturizer to her cheekbone against grey background

The slopes are an extreme sport for your skin, too. From icy temperatures to high-speed winds and a variety of other factors to consider, your skin is put to the test every time you get onto the slopes. To minimise dehydration, irritation, and discomfort, reach for moisturising products for your face, lips, hands, and other exposed areas. To cover all the bases, refer to our easy-to-follow ski season skincare routine.

1. Apply an antioxidant-rich concentrate

Antioxidants aren’t just available in food form: you can also apply them to your skin. These botanical extracts provide protection from harsh weather conditions and environmental irritants by binding to the free radicals that cause oxidative stress. To decrease the visible signs of sun damage, support the skin’s natural repair process, and boost radiance, apply an antioxidant-rich serum or essence after washing your face.

Our choice? Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence. Designed to penetrate 20+ layers of the skin’s surface, this potent concentration visibly repairs and protects the skin, providing additional hydration to the skin for a healthy glow and added comfort 一 a preparatory step your skin will be grateful for after a day in the snow.

2. Protect the delicate eye area

We recommend providing extra protection to the delicate area around your eyes, which is prone to dryness and discomfort in cold temperatures. Add howling winds to the equation, and the eyes may experience excessive watering, which further contributes to sensitivity and irritation. Smooth, firm, and protect the eye area with Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream—an ultra-fast-absorbing formula enriched with a blend of black tea and rambutan lead extracts for retinol-like* results. Vitamin C and ginger extracts help brighten dark circles and reduce under-eye bags so you can feel confident with a revived look.

3. Support the moisture barrier

The third and most important step in your winter skincare routine is moisturising. While this is important all year round, cold climates can challenge the skin barrier, which may result in increased dehydration and sensitivity. Wind can further irritate your skin, causing it to become red, itchy, and uncomfortable. To protect your skin and minimise discomfort, add a lipid-rich face cream to your morning and evening routine. Crème Ancienne Soft Cream helps deeply nourish and hydrate the skin while stabilising the skin barrier to better equip your skin to protect itself.

The combination of shea butter, which assists in the prevention of transepidermal water loss; vitamin E, which softens and protects; echinacea extract, which boosts the skin’s resistance to environmental aggressors; meadowfoam seed oil for deep nourishment; and chamomile wax, which acts as a protective barrier, provides immediate comfort with long-lasting results.

4. Calm and replenish

It’s normal to experience sensitivity after a long day in the sun and snow, but your body intelligently uses sleep to repair and regenerate. A soothing overnight mask can do wonders to assist this process. We love the Floral Recovery Calming Mask. Rich in floral extracts—passionflower, cornflower, cherry blossom, and peony—plus vitamin C and squalane, this calming face mask has been clinically proven to minimise sensitivity, redness, uneven skin tone, and rough texture. Give your skin the nourishment it needs to do it all over again in the morning!

5. Prevent chapped lips

The skin on the lips, like the eyes, is delicate, which means your lips can become chapped and flaky without proper care. To restore and condition your lips, include the Sugar Recovery Lip Mask Advanced Therapy in your evening routine. This leave-on lip mask is infused with shea butter, sugar, berry wax, and hyaluronic acid so that your lips are soothed, smooth, and plump come morning.

More tips

Sunscreen: Heightened UV radiation at high altitudes—coupled with deceptively cold and gusty winds common while skiing—makes the use of a high SPF sunscreen a necessity. This is crucial for safeguarding your face and any other skin exposed to the elements. Reapply sunscreen every two hours to keep burns and UV-related damage at bay.

Hand cream: When traversing snowy peaks, sunscreen, lip balm, and hand cream are non-negotiable. The Milk Hand Cream offers a luxuriously smooth formula that delivers immediate relief to your hands and cuticles, ensuring comfort and hydration for the day.

Body lotion: Although your body is better guarded against environmental factors during skiing compared to your face, your skin can still become dry and irritable. Applying a head-to-toe moisturiser post-shower, such as our Milk Body Lotion, ensures enduring hydration and comfort.

Saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs: Winter resort amenities like saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs offer more than just warmth. They aid in soothing sore muscles, promoting relaxation, and enhancing skin hydration and circulation for a natural glow. To enjoy similar benefits privately, add our Sake Bath soak to a hot bath and bask in the effervescence of the rejuvenating formula that completely revitalises your skin.

Experience healthy skin all year long

Skip the discomfort and enjoy the fresh mountain air with a little help from fresh essentials. Our expertly crafted ranges, which include skincare, body care, lip care, and fragrances, combine powerful natural ingredients, ancient rituals, and modern science to accompany you in every setting at any time of year.

*ex vivo studies on BT Matrix™ ingredients; this product does not contain retinol

Author Profile
blog author Sydney Solon

Sydney Solon

Global Marketing

Sydney is a NYC-based marketing strategist and skincare enthusiast. With experience at brands including Glow Recipe, Dr. Dennis Gross, and fresh, Sydney brings products from concept to bathroom shelf through consumer-first messaging directives and impactful campaign development.