If you and the family are heading off on a skiing holiday, here is advice on how to protect you and your children’s skin when hitting the slopes from La Roche-Posay.
 
Several factors affect UV intensity, which alters the amount of time you can spend in the sun before you burn. The environment can alter the level of UV radiation that you are exposed to. Did you know that there is:
  • An 85% increase from snow reflection
  • 100% increase at 3000m altitude
  • 25% increase from white-water reflection
  • That 80% of UV rays pass through clouds
So to stay safe in the snow, here are 5 skincare tips for skiing
  1. Protect you and your children’s skin from UV damage by ensuring that you use a sunscreen with high UVA/UVB protection. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Fluid Extreme SPF 50+ (€19) offers the strongest broad-spectrum protection on the market against UVA and UVB rays with an ultra-fluid and light texture. This protection is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. There is also a tinted version available to give you a slight glow. For the most sensitive exposed areas of your skin, use La Roche-Posay Anthelios stick SPF 50+ (€10).
  2. Lips are likely to dry out in harsh weather so make sure to use a moisturising lip balm with UVA/UVB filters to prevent chapping and cold-sores. Nutritic Lips (€3.95) sooth and nourishes dry, sensitive lips. It prevents chapping, tingling sensation, thinness and extra sensitivity. Nutritic lips is a non-greasy, ultra fine balm suitable for adults and children.
  3. Cold weather dries out the skin and cause cracking and splitting, so make sure that you take extra care to moisturize your skin every morning and evening. La Roche-Posay Nutritic very dry skin (€16) with 5% Biolipids is proven to protect the face from all the drying effects that come with extremely cold weather.
  4. Eyes need special protection when skiing so make sure to wear wrap-around sunglasses with adequate UV protection to approved EU standards. ‘Snow blindness’ is sunburn damage to the cornea of the eye and is a very painful condition that can be associated with temporary sight loss for up to 48 hours.
  5. To revive and restore your skin après-ski, use a re-hydrating face mask, or try La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water (€9.50). This product contains the highest concentration of any water in the world of the potent anti-free radical, selenium, an essential ingredient in the prevention of skin ageing and induced UV cellular damage. It therapeutic properties are proven to be highly healing, soothing and decongesting.

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