Top 5: apres-ski beauty products

Tamsin Wressell rounds up the top beauty essentials for your post-slopes action

By Tamsin Wressell
Published 18 Mar 2016, 11:00 GMT

Tamsin Wressell rounds up the top beauty essentials for your post-slopes action

For dehydrated and dry skin

The extra-dry and cold conditions of high elevations can suck the moisture out of your skin. Take a post-ski bath using

Ameliorate Skin Softening Bathing Powder

to quench you skin's thirst. The blend of oat and sweet almond gives the skin a luxurious milky conditioning — add two scoops of the dermatologically approved powder to warm water for super-smooth skin. Follow up with an oil-based non-greasy product such as

Lucy Annabella Organic Coconut Oil

when your skin is still warm to restore its moisture and vitamins.

For post-sun and wind burn

Soothe sun-exposed skin with a light moisturiser to cool and relieve pain.

Blink Brow Bar Pure Aloe Vera Gel

contains wheat proteins to calm skin, and panthenol gives a plumping effect while promoting new, healthier, skin cells. If your skin is feeling a little windburnt after hours on the slopes, try a light serum, such as ex-model Josie Maran's

Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment

— the argan oil infusion absorbs instantly to fortify and repair wind-damaged skin.

For damaged hat hair

When the helmet comes off, you're more than likely going to be left with hair that's flat, greasy and tangled. Avoid using too much product in advance, but try an après-ski dry conditioning spray.

Oribe Soft Dry Conditioner Spray

works the same way as a dry shampoo but adds the moisture of a conditioner, leaving roots full of volume and hair weightless with a natural shine. To repair brittle hair, try

Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner

. Used after shampooing, the intensive treatment contains plant oils and quinoa protein to battle frizz and leave hair silky smooth.

For chapped lips and cheeks

The wind, sun and cold can leave dry patches on the face as well as chapped cheeks and lips.

Green and Spring Miracle Nurturing Balm

is a good all-rounder that can be used on any dry or damaged patches, including hands and cuticles. The balm uses ingredients inspired by nature, with healing rosemary and soothing and rejuvenating lavender. For a pocket-sized lip remedy, try

Dr Bronner Organic Lip Balm

with avocado oil and beeswax for protection and moisturising jojoba and hemp oils.

For aching muscles

You'll be using muscles you may not have even known existed until the post-ski aches and pains kick in. For limbs in need of TLC, try adding 1 teaspoon of

Olverum Bath Oil

to running water. Containing 48% pure essential oils, including rosemary, juniper and Siberian fir needle, muscles can start to relax and repair. Virtually all of the oil is absorbed into the skin, leaving no oily residue in the tub. To tackle sore spots, use

This Works In Transit Muscle Therapy

on areas causing particular tension and pain. The rollerball distributes a blend comprising black pepper, clove and marjoram to dispel tightness and knots.


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