Whether you are the first person down the black run in the morning or feel more comfortable enjoying an al fresco hot chocolate at the bottom of the piste, remember your skin. The sun, wind, snow and cold weather, not to mention the late nights enjoyed on a ski holiday, can leave skin looking tight, worn and tired. Along with thermals, salopettes and a warm hat, don’t forget to put together your ski skin protection kit. Guinot Guru and Training and Development Manager Marie Caudwell has some recommendations to help you get the best from your holiday without letting your face pay for the pleasure.
“The high altitude and reflective snow increases the sun’s intensity and can lead to dry, burnt, red and peeling skin whilst the cold weather weakens the epidermis and leaves it vulnerable to attack.” commented Marie. “When you are out on the slopes protect the sensitive areas of your face with Guinot Anti UV Stick and repair chapped cheeks with Baume Anti-Irritation.”
The compact 8g Anti-UV Stick has an SPF of 50 and contains UVA and UVB filters as well as extracts of horse chestnut and mimosa to protect against sunburn, prevent redness and soothe the skin. Vitamin E prevents premature ageing whilst aloe and shea butter moisturise and nourish. It is perfect for protecting the eye area, nose, lips, cheeks, ears and even bald heads!
Baume Anti-Irritation Treatment contains lavender essence for its calming and healing qualities and allantoin to soften the skin. The anti-irritation balm is instantly soothing, making it ideal for wind-blown skin as well as for rashes, reactions or skin complaints such as eczema.
The cream also contains zinc to enhance healing and titanium dioxide to protect the skin from external irritants.
As the pistes close, après ski begins; long nights enjoying the local food and liquid delicacies often follow. Although Guinot can’t cure a post party headache, Masque Yeux Eye Mask can certainly set eyes back on the straight and narrow route to the slopes.
The deeply moisturising gel formulation contains horse chestnut and witch hazel to improve circulation and calm tired skin, minimising fine lines and under-eye shadows. Hospital tested and recommended for even the most sensitive eyes, a 10 minute treatment followed by a hearty breakfast and a blast of cold air will revive even the most dedicated party-goer.
Guinot Anti-UV Stick, Baume Anti-Irritation and Masque Yeux are available from over 1500 Guinot-appointed salons, spas and health clubs in the UK and Ireland, including the Guinot flagship salon in London.
For nearest stockist, please phone +44 (0) 800 590 094 or email [email protected].