Essentiële Skincare Tips voor de Winter en Wintersport

Essential Skincare Tips for Winter and Winter Sports

Radiant Skin on the Piste

With winter in full swing and the enticing call of the snow-capped mountains, it's time to get out your ski gear and enjoy the snow fun. But before you hit the slopes, it's important to pay attention to your skincare routine!
The cold, dry air and sun exposure can damage and dry out your skin. In this blog I share some valuable skincare tips to protect your skin and make it shine, both during winter sports activities and in everyday life during the winter months.

  1. Hydration is key: The cold winter air and dry mountain air can quickly dry out your skin. It is therefore essential to keep your skin well hydrated. Use a moisturizer with a rich texture, preferably one that also provides good protection against the cold. The Age-less cocoon and the Hydration sparkle from Ekseption Skincare are perfect for this! Apply the cream generously to your face, neck and décolleté, especially after showering or being outdoors. The Body Resurfacing Peel & Milk is a wonderfully nourishing and hydrating milk perfect for the body!

  2. Sun protection is a must: Even though it may be cold, that doesn't mean the sun can't do damage. In fact, the sun's reflection on snow can increase exposure to UV rays. Therefore, always use a sun protection cream with a high SPF, preferably SPF 30 or higher, and reapply it regularly, especially if you perspire a lot or after drying. For optimal protection, choose the All day shield, for example. This is a rich day cream with anti-ageing, nourishing and SPF50 properties, and is suitable for all skin types.

  3. Protect your lips: Your lips are extra susceptible to dryness and damage in cold and windy conditions. Make sure you always have a lip balm with SPF on hand and apply it regularly, especially when you're outside. Preferably choose a lip balm with moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter or coconut oil.

  4. Avoid showers that are too hot: While it may be tempting to jump into a steamy hot shower after a long day on the slopes, this can dry out your skin even further. Water that is too hot can wash away your skin's natural oils and lead to dryness and irritation. Instead, try to use lukewarm water and limit your time in the shower.

  5. Use a mild cleanser: Choose a mild, moisturizing facial cleanser to cleanse your skin without drying or irritating it. The All in one cleanse and peel from Ekseption Skincare is a gentle cleansing cream that removes all types of make-up from the face, eyes and lips. It also nourishes and hydrates the skin, so very nice to use during the cold winter months! Exactly what you need during your winter sports holiday. Avoid harsh cleansers that can strip your skin's natural oils and instead opt for products with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin or hyaluronic acid.

  6. Don't forget your hands: Your hands are often exposed to the cold air and can easily dry out and become cracked. Always wear gloves to protect them and use a moisturizing hand cream to keep them hydrated. For example, choose the caring hand cream Cheerfull Champagne . Apply the cream regularly, especially after washing your hands.

With these simple but effective skincare tips you can protect and hydrate your skin, both during winter sports activities and in everyday life during the winter months. By paying attention to your skincare routine, you can ensure that your skin stays radiant and healthy, even in the coldest conditions. So grab your skis, protect your skin and enjoy the winter fun!