This winter is almost coming to an end and I finally got around to skin care products for outdoors (walks and winter sports) in winter. Want to take a brief look at products that will give the necessary protection.
If you like long walks in the fresh winter air or do winter sports, you need to provide your skin with some extra cold-wind-sun protection.
As I have mentioned many times in the previous winter skin care posts, in the cold weather skin’s barrier functions are lowered as a result it doesn’t keep moisture in and becomes an easy prey for free radicals. When you are outdoors a long time, you need to make sure you keep up the lipid barrier of your skin and protect it against UV light.
Rule No 1: Do not use a water based moisturizer! If the temperatures are really low and it is windy, it will freeze on your skin. Choose oil based products with occlusive ingredients. Ingredients to look for are beeswax, Shea Butter, Borage Seed Oil, Hazelnut oil etc.
Rule No 2: Make sure either your moisturizer has SPF or you apply additional sun-screen. It is especially important on bright snowy days while sun’s power increases 80% with its reflection off the snow. If you ski, every 1000 meters sun’s intensivity increases by 15%.
Some products to consider
- Dehydrated and Dry Skin: causes and symptoms
- How to choose
- Post on general Winter Skin Care Tips
- More detailed “Skin Care in Winter” Article
- Click for more information on skin care products for winter.
- Feel like shopping? You can buy face oils and other skin care for winter online right away.