Winter sports are in full-swing as the nation’s largest ski resorts have opened their doors to skiers and snowboarders alike. If you like to participate in winter sports and just can’t wait to hit the slopes this season, make sure that you are protecting your skin. Read on to learn more about the most effective ways to protect your skin this winter.
Wear a Face Mask
Yes, face masks are designed to keep your face warm while you’re either skiing on a freezing cold day or if you get caught in a wind storm of some sorts. However, face masks are also good at protecting your skin from things like wind burn. Wind burn is when strong winds hit your face at such a level that it actually leaves a burn on your skin. By wearing a durable face mask, however, you can help to ensure that your skin stays warm and protected even during the nastiest wind storms.
Unless you’re sitting on the hot beach in Mexico, sunscreen is one of the last things you are likely to remember to bring or even wear once you hit the slopes. But just because temperatures are colder and the skies may be overcast doesn’t mean that the sun’s rays can harm you any less. In fact, by reflecting off of the snow, the sun can be a little more damaging on the slopes than down in the city. Make sure to apply a thick layer of sunscreen all over your face a few times a day while you’re skiing— your skin will thank you later!
Both the sun and the wind can cause your lips to become chapped. Make sure to carry a chapstick enriched with sunscreen with you in your ski coat or pants. That way if you notice that your lips are starting to get burned or are feeling more chapped due to the cold weather, you can simply apply a thin layer.
To learn more about how to properly take care of your skin while skiing, contact our office today!