I’m beyond excited as skiing is a huge love of mine and has been for years. James kindly paid for us both to head to Morzine this weekend as a birthday present. I count myself incredibly lucky and blessed, it’s quite possibly the best birthday present I’ve ever received.
Every time I head skiing I have my go-to products that I have to take with me. Skiing is a serious sport and requires you to take care of your body whilst you’re there. Trust me when I say that wind burn is a serious thing! There’s nothing worse than wind burn on your cheeks and nose if you haven’t properly wrapped up.
I know you have enough to pack when you’re off to hit the slopes, but I have a few little ski beauty essentials (and other must-haves) to add to the list (they pack up small, promise!) The bitter cold, damp air and high altitudes can play havoc with our skin, hair, nails and just about anything that’s exposed.
It’s so little money and so worth it. Chapped lips are the bane of nearly every serial skiers life. Relying on the default lip balm won’t be hard-hitting enough. It’s not just your skin that needs sun protection, your lips do too. Think of how peely and gross your skin goes when it gets sunburn…well hun, it’s the same for your lips!
It may be small but it’s mighty and is packed with pure water, aloe vera and SPF 15 which protects against UVA and UVB rays. Perfect for those sunny (and windy) days on the slopes!
I know it may seem incredibly un-natural, but sun cream is as essential to a ski holiday as a pair of ski’s and a hot chocolate (with marshmallows obvs). Just because you’re not sun worshipping on a beach in 30-degree heat, doesn’t mean you’re safe from the suns harm. In fact it’s actually much stronger on a skiing holiday due to the altitude and the reflections off the snow. Goggle shaped sunburn lines are NEVER a good look.
Been there, done that, and got the bleedin’ t-shirt!
The pocket-sized Nivea Sun is perfect for keeping in your ski jacket, or backpack. It’s so easy to apply, quickly absorbed and water resistant so that you can reapply mid ski day and be ready to get going in seconds! This stuff has never done me wrong whenever I’ve been skiing.
No, before you ask they’re not a tenner for one haha (that would be utterly ridiculous!), it’s only because we bulk buy them before we go just in case. Depending on what level skier you are these can be a godsend.
When I have gone off for hours on a ski run before, these have come in so handy if there’s been no cheeky mid-mountain cafe for you to order your pommes frites at! These bad boys give you enough energy to keep going for hours.
Yes they’re not exactly completely healthy for you, but they honestly give your body the extra boost and energy you need when you’re skiing hard. Remember, skiing is a super intense sport afterall. (Look at me trying to defend a mars bar 😉 )
Last but certainly not least this amazing lotion! This has been a lifesaver on so many occasions when I’ve been on ski holidays. Looking after your skin after a day on the slopes is super important. I know you will have protected yourself from the rays with your suncream but it’s really smart to moisturise afterwards too.
I tend to put lotion on my face, arms and lower legs when I’ve finished for the day. My face because it’s been out in the sun and wind all day. Arms, well depending on if it’s been sunnier than I thought, I have been known to ski in a t-shirt. I know, I’m an idiot! Finally my lower legs, this is because of your ski socks. I don’t know about any of you that have been skiing before, but after you’ve had your boots and socks pressed against your calves and shins all day, they just need a bit of care and attention!
So there you have it! Bar the essentials like warm clothes, under armour and good socks, these are my top essentials if you’re headed skiing. I may be MIA for a couple of days on the blog so apologies! But if you want to keep up with my skiing antics then head over to my Instagram, I plan on posting tonnes of photos.
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