My dear friend and also blogger of Cycling For Cancer has asked me to advise her about what skincare she should be using now that she moved back to her home country, Finland. In Finland it’s snow season and in this type of weather, skin can easily become dry, dehydrated and damaged from the UV that is reflected from the snow. So she gave me the idea of preparing this article where I researched the best skincare for snowy season. In each category of serum, toner, cream, SPF and others, I have selected the best products that protect and hydrate skin. Find out the best and essential skincare for a ski holiday.
I had to say yes when my friend Reija, blogger of Cycling For Cancer, proposed me to collaborate with her to advised what skincare I would recommend when skin is facing extreme cold temperatures. We have collaborated before, so the idea of another article wrote together sounded awesome.
Reija just moved back recently to her home country, Finland, and she has been exposed to snow everyday, since her job involves teaching ski to children. When she realised her skin was getting dry due to the weather, she knew she had to do something about it. Here are her own words:
“I am really excited to have teamed up again with my friend Michele for another blog collaboration. She is my fountain of information for skincare and makeup.
When Justin and I moved to Finland in November, we found ourselves in a very different climate. The weather was not only colder, but drier, too.
With the move, I also left the classroom behind and started a new job at the Ruka skiing resort.
My new job at the resort’s Kids Club and teaching skiing meant spending most of the day outdoors exposed to the freezing temperatures and harsh winds.
Soon my skin showed signs of unhappiness. It was tight and dry. Obviously, my skincare routine that had worked fine in London needed updating.
I realised I had to do more to protect my skin from the cold, the wind and, now that the spring is fast approaching, the sun. So I reached out to Michele for advice and the idea of another blog collaboration was born.
With many people heading to snowy places (think Finland first when booking your next snow break) for their winter holidays, we hope you, too, find this advice helpful.”
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So in case you are planning a ski holiday or you live in a snowy country, keep your skin protected with the best products I have selected for each step of a complete skincare routine.
Lumene Nordic C Pure Glow Cleansing Balm is the facial wash you want to keep your face nourished. Lumene is a Finish brand that Reija and I wrote about before (article below). The enriched cleansing balm with wild arctic cloudberry seed oil is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C to boost skin’s natural glow. It takes off makeup in one go and at the same time leaves skin feeling comfortable after washing.
Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid is the most hydrating toner I ever tried, so I knew I had to include it in this “ski holiday skincare essentials”. The consistency is like rice water and from the moment it gets in contact with skin, it gives softness and elasticity. You can read more about it in the article below.
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Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum has rose flower extract, jojoba oil and aloe vera, perfect to leave skin supple, soothed and replenished. I have always liked serums with aloe vera, because aloe vera regenerates skin and helps to recover damaged skin.
As an eye cream, I selected CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, because of its powerful ingredients such as ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. Ceramides and hyaluronic acid are natural components of our skin that help skin to look young and hydrated, unfortunately with time, we lose them. Niacinamide it’s a water soluble vitamin that strengthens skin. This eye cream gives a protective barrier whilst reducing puffiness and dark circles.
Skyn Iceland Artic Repair Cream has the best ingredients to keep moisture locked, making skin more resilient to extreme cold temperatures. The list of ingredients includes artic oils, artic algae and gooseberry extract contributing for a calming effect on skin and fortifying its natural defences.
As a lightweight cream, when compared to Skyn Iceland Artic Repair Cream, I chose Biotherm Cera Repair Barrier Cream. In my last article, I spoke about it and since I started to use this cream, I see my face more luminous and less reactive.
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Isdin is a sunscreen brand for sensitive skin that I started using when I moved recently to Spain. It’s the best sunscreen brand I have tried so far for sensitive skin. Neither Avene or La Roche Posay have sunscreens that feel as comfortable and natural on the skin as Isdin. Isdin Fotoprotector Extrem 90 Cream SPF50+ is the right SPF to take with you on ski holidays. It’s perfect to protect skin under extreme weather conditions where skin is highly vulnerable to UV rays.
If SPF creams don’t attract you, then you can opt for Hello Sunday The Take Out one Invisible Sun Stick SPF30. This is an easy way to apply and reapply SFP. Hello Sunday Stick gives a broad spectrum of SPF30, has hyaluronic acid and fatty oils to penetrate skin with all the essential vitamins to reinforce skin whilst protecting from the UV rays.
Despite the light consistency of Lumene Nordic Hydra Hydration Recharge Overnight Cream, this night cream is super rich in hydration. Empowered with artic ingredients that contain artic spring water, Nordic birch sap and Nordic oat pre and postbiotics, Lumene Overnight Cream restores skin’s balance and moisture levels.
The organic formula from Bossy Glossy Lip Balm repairs even the most cracked lips. Cocoa butter, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, calendula infused oil and beeswax are the complete composition of the natural Bossy Glossy Lip Balm.
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BEST CREAMS FOR SPECIFIC SKIN CONDITIONS
For sensitive skin that gets easily damaged by UV rays, La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Soothing Repairing Balm has a unique healing formula that deeply nourishes stripped skin. The provitamin B5, known also as panthenol, combined with shea butter provides a soothing effect on irritated skin, without feeling heavy. There is also a version of this balm with SPF.
When I was researching to find the best creams to protect skin on extreme weather conditions and I came across with Rosalique 3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50, I asked myself why I didn’t try it before. The reviews are unanimous, stating that for skin prone to redness, this SPF moisturizer is the best to conceal and treat rosacea. However, I don’t have rosacea, my skin tends to get some redness and I always have to use a concealer to cover it. The special formula includes provitamin B5, urea, shea butter, zeolite (a volcanic mineral that naturally detoxes skin) and bisabolol (protects skin from free radical damage).
I hope you liked my selection of “ski holiday skincare essentials” in collaboration with Cycling For Cancer.
We have collaborated as well this week on my Tuesday Insta Lives, on my Instagram page, where I empower women and give tips of self-love. Reija was my guest and spoke about her personal experience of passing through womb cancer which has motivated her blog. Watch it bellow.
🙂 For anyone that is about to have a ski holiday break enjoy it! For the rest of the “mortals” like me, enjoy your weekend!😁