Grooming Training for Winter Sports
Cold Never Bothered You Anyway
Frigid temperatures. Harsh winds. Dry air. No matter where you are in the country, the onset of the winter months presents a change to the environment where you’ll need to protect your skin. This is especially true for those of us who decide to embrace winter’s harsh conditions by embarking upon winter adventures. Whether you’re planning on flying down the ski slopes, zooming across skating rinks, or channeling your inner winter adrenaline junkie on the luge, you need to make sure your skin is as prepared for the conditions as the rest of your body. Here are our professional tips on how to maintain your healthy looking skin even while spending extended periods of time outside..
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.
As the fall days fade, the winter months can bring some of the lowest humidity days of the year. Poorly hydrated skin can become painfully cracked. Fortunately, using products that provide much-needed moisture can help your skin feel healthy in even the roughest winter conditions. Find a Daily Moisturizer that works well with your skin type to lock in your skin’s natural moisture.
Take Special Care while Shaving.
If you’re one to maintain your clean-shaven look throughout the winter months, make sure you’re taking the proper steps to keep your skin moisturized. It’s no secret that shaving can be rough on your skin. The last thing you need while soaring on a luge is an extra burn from razor burn. Fortunately, using a Pre-Shave Oil helps prevents razor burn and lets you focus on becoming one with the luge. Using a high-quality After-Shave Balm helps to replenish moisture to soothe dry skin after shaving and leaves your skin ready for even the harshest winter conditions.
Use SPF for any exposed skin.
That’s right, SPF is not just for the beach days of July. Spending a day out on the ski slopes can present a full day of the sun beating down on any exposed skin. Just because you’re not hot doesn’t mean you aren’t getting sunburned. Make sure to apply, and reapply, a lip balm – we recommend using at least SPF 15. And don’t forget about your face and neck. Applying a Daily Facial Moisturizer is a great way to both lock in your skin’s moisture and help protect your face with a broad spectrum SPF for UVA/UVB.
Don’t Forget About the Hair.
Dry air doesn’t only affect your skin – it can also take a toll on your scalp. Make sure you’re using a shampoo that not only cleanses, but also prevents excessive stripping of the hair’s natural oils. Finish your hair protection regimen with a conditioner that is suitable to use every day so you can keep providing your hair with needed moisture. And to make sure that your hair still looks fly even after a day of racing down the slopes, use a high hold Molding Clay so you can go straight to the Apres Ski festivities.
Beards need love too
What’s better than the feeling of crisp mountain air weaving through your beard hair as you cut on fresh snow powder? Doing it without itchy skin under your beard. For those with shorter hair, Stubble Balm can be a great option to keep winter beard skin hydrated and feeling fresh. For those with longer winter beards, beard oil is your best friend in keeping your beard hydrated and healthy. And don’t forget, just like your head hair, beard hair benefits from daily use of shampoo and conditioners.