With over 1.76 million UK passengers taking to the slopes every year, skiing certainly is big business, and it’s not hard to see why. From taking in stunning alpine views, fresh, clean air and sociable fun, there’s undoubtedly much attraction, but before you go packing your goggles and skis and rush to the airport, we’ve delved into this winter phenomena and put together some items that may not ‘ski jump’ to mind when packing your suitcase!
Skiing: What's all the fuss about?
Skiing is both a trendy winter vacation and a serious winter sport for professionals. This fast-moving, energetic winter sport improves strength, coordination and balance, making it beneficial for almost everyone. The winter sun and fun on the slopes with family and friends will hit the spot for many. And experiencing something truly unique on a week-long skiing escape to the mountains is great for the mind and body too! For more dedicated enthusiasts, it’s likely to be the adrenaline and competition that keeps them coming back. Still, regardless of whether you’re a skiing expert or simply looking for time away in winter to de-stress from busy lives, it’s important to go prepared—and we’re not talking snow boots, but ski skincare!
High Altitude means High Sun Exposure
Unless you want goggle tan, it’s super important to remember an SPF sunscreen. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are more intense at higher altitudes, which is in addition to the exposure your skin will receive from harmful UV rays reflecting off the snow. Consequently, your risk of sunburn on the slopes is high, so unless you want to take home memories of painful sunburn from your winter vacation, make sure any bare skin is protected for the best ski skincare. And with Balmy Fox’s water-resistant SPF sun cream, designed to wick away sweat and moisture, you don’t need to worry about it wearing off early. Full of natural ingredients, our natural zinc oxide spf formula possesses absolutely zero chemicals or microplastics, protecting your skin and the environment! The best ski spf cream.
Muscle Relief Cream for Skiers
It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or super athlete, a day on the slopes is likely to result in sore, tired muscles crying out for soothing, relaxing relief. With Balmy Fox’s On the Slope Muscle Rub tucked away in your kit, you’ll be super grateful—it’ll be just like you packed away your massage therapist! Formulated with a high concentration of natural oils to retain moisture for healthy, hydrated skin, whilst at the same time providing deep penetrating relief through the warming benefits of camphor, eucalyptus and menthol to deliver the tingly soothing feeling your tired muscles demand. And, our super popular muscle rub cream, jammed with organic ingredients, now comes in a vegan option too!
No Dry Skin on the Slopes!
It would be hard to believe a downside existed with all the fulfilling mood busting and benefits to skiing, but accompanying your holiday on the slopes will be the cold air and harsh winter wind zapping the moisture from your skin and playing havoc. But, of course, prevention is always better than the cure, and with Balmy Fox’s Hand & Foot Repair Cream, filled with 80% organic ingredients, you’ll be protected either way. Rich in glycerin and essential oils for hydration and repair, the natural formulation is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, so applying to areas prone to drying will keep your skin healthy and hydrated. In addition, our balm for dry skin, Hand & Body Balm Bar, is compact enough to take with you for a super-rich, on-the-spot solution! And don’t forget all Balmy Fox formulations are brimming with natural ingredients!
The Prepared Skier is a Smart Skier
Whether your skiing fun takes place in Aspen or you’re doing the downhill in Val d’Isere, it’s not just the obvious items you need to remember to pack. Looking after your skin will be super important if you don’t want your fun hampered by skin irritations that holidaying in winter can bring. And, for the ultimate suitcase winner, check out our On the Slope Recovery Set, which comes with our Muscle Rub Recovery Balm, Ski Lip Balm and famous Hand & Foot Repair Cream!