Winter getaways aren’t always about the tropics, beaches, and bikinis. Escapes to snowy destinations, mountains, adrenalin-filled skiing, cozy fireplaces, and chalet-chic are just as desirable, and call for a whole different beauty routine, not to mention style update. Let’s face it – you are there as much for the après ski as for the skiing, and looking good both on and off the piste is crucial and non-negotiable.
Just because practicality dictates that you have to be warm and comfortable to really enjoy yourself, don’t throw style to the wind. Athletic wear has evolved to be warmer and sleeker than in the past, so no one needs to look sloppy, or puffed out like a Michelin man in a big duvet. Keeping to a crisp white or sharp black palette allows you to mix and match your ski wardrobe and make a graphic statement on and off the slopes. Choose leggings and turtlenecks that are meant for winter sports, that hug your curves and are designed using high-tech fabrics, silks and wool blends for ultimate warmth without the bulk. If you are temped to accessorize with fur, be kind and wear fake fur. The best designers of winter wear now offer amazing fake fur options that are indiscernible from the real thing. Large metallic reflective ski goggles and eyewear give a chic, futuristic touch. Bare your skin like the models in fashion editorials at your own risk. Being frozen is not chic.
Speaking of skin, adjusting your beauty routine for colder, drier air, for mountainous elevations, and glaring reflective sunlight is a must. Start with a hydrating serum or a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin plump with moisture. Apply your sunscreen liberally and make sure it offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB coverage. Keep a small tube or stick handy to reapply during the day. Don’t forget your lips as they show the first signs of being dry and affected by the sun. Look for a super hydrating lip balm with a high SPF and a touch of color tint and reapply often. Use a neutral palette for the your eyes, lips and cheeks to set off the bright whites, blacks, and metallic accessories that you are wearing.
While it makes sense to have your hair up or back while you ski, après ski is the perfect time to let your hair down and be sexy and natural. Leave your hair extensions off while you ski and put your hair into braids under your hat or headband. When you let the braids out you will have natural waves in two seconds flat. Add your hair extensions, give your makeup a quick touch up by brushing your brows, use a little highlighter on your cheekbones to set off the rosy, healthy glow you got from skiing, and apply lip color. Nothing says glamorous winter fun like ski bunny chic!
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