We all know Colorado is the best place to live, work and play. With 300 days of sunshine and glorious powder days, it’s easy to forget how the altitude can be both friend and foe.

And now that ski season has arrived, we’ve got some tips for how to make sure your time on the slopes doesn’t take a toll on your skin…and some best practices for après ski skin care repair too. Follow along for some quick and easy tips, and don’t forget we carry a wide range of skincare products especially designed for Rocky Mountain living, and that means skiing!

  • Sun protection is a MUST on the mountain (and in the city too!)
  • Its always a good idea cover your face with a breathable scarf or face guard to prevent windburn. You definitely don’t want a goggle tan.
  • There’s nothing like a good topical vitamin C moisturizer, like the one we carry from Sanitas. It’s high in vitamin C, which helps combat damage from sun exposure.
  • When you’ve done your final run and are ready to après, spritz and soothe your skin with a hydrating elixir, and slather on an anti-inflammatory or sun damage serum, and a healing balm from Laurel Whole Plant Organics. Stop by and grab a Laurel mini kit for your ski bag to make après skincare easy after a day on the hill.

And don’t forget to support your skin from the inside out – staying hydrated (lots of water and decaffeinated tea) will help keep you going and glowing from first chair to last call!

Teddy Kelley