Cold weather can be tough on the skin and the correct skincare is essential if you want to look your best. Sonia Deasy, founder of Pestle & Mortar, rounds up the skincare advice and secrets that she recommends to protect against even the most extreme cold climates and keep skin in peak condition after exposure to freezing temperatures.
“Recalibrate your skincare regime – exposure to extreme cold takes its toll on healthy and normal skin types”
Après ski skincare calls for some serious TLC. Be gentle when cleansing – a nourishing oil based cleanser like Erase can be left to soak onto the skin while you luxuriate in a warm après-ski bath before removal with a soft muslin cloth. When skin has been exposed to freezing temperatures, steer clear of harsh exfoliants and opt for cleansers that cleanse and moisturise the skin simultaneously
“Barrier proof your skin throughout the day”
The ski day is long and the night can be longer! Après ski, during ski, pre-ski - don’t be caught without a good multi-tasking serum. Slip a bottle of Pure Hyaluronic Serum into your pocket and apply to face, lips and under eyes frequently throughout the day and night. Your skin will thank you for regular doses of this serum which acts as a natural barrier against harsh environmental factors whilst also soothing the skin.
“Hydrate – and then hydrate again”
Après ski, après cleanse and pre-make up calls for high performance hydration without overloading the skin. Your skin will need a moisturiser that soaks easily into the skin without build up, excess oil or residue. Use Pure Hyaluronic Serumto lock in moisture and follow up with Hydrate to soothe and moisturise skin before heading out on the après ski town.
“Give your skin an overnight treatment boost – you deserve it and ski skin requires it”
Vitamin A in the form of retinol is the ultimate skin saving overnight treat for your face. Smooth Superstar Retinol Oil onto the face before bed – you will wake up with skin that is plumped, smoothed, intensely hydrated and ready to face the slopes for another day.
For more information, visit www.pestleandmortar.com/uk/