Planning to hit the slopes this season? These are Dr. Austin's pro-level recommendations to keep your skin protected, hydrated and glowing. She even has a brilliant tip for maintaining your tretinoin (aka Retin-A) while mountain-side, free of pesky peeling.
After cleansing with water in the morning, Dr. Austin starts her mountain-side skin care routine with an antioxidant base layer. Skinceuticals CE Ferulic provides environmental protection which is absolutely necessary at mountain altitudes. The higher we are, the less atmosphere there is to shield our skin resulting in a higher likelihood of sun damage.
Ever had a sunburn while skiing or snowboarding? Ouch. For every 1,000 feet in altitude, you are exposed to 10% more sun. Dr. Austin's top choices for sports are double duty SPFs. Both Neova Active and Isdin Eyrfotona actively work to correct existing hyperpigmentation while protecting from UV rays.
When it comes to sun protection, reapplication is key. These mineral brushes from Colorescience make it so easy! A good rule of thumb? Each time you hit the lift, grab your brush. They come in four shades from 'Clear' to 'Deep' so you won't have to worry about that dreaded sunscreen mask.
If you know you're going to be on the slopes all day, you may consider going the extra mile with the best eye and face protection around. Anon Goggles sport a magnetic strip that connects to a full face mask. Easy to breath in but near impossible for sun and wind to get past.
How does Dr. Austin keep up her tretinoin usage all year long, even in cold, windy elements that can feel especially drying to skin? In the evening, after applying tretinoin she mixes Skinceuticals Hydrabalm with Triple Lipid Restore for the ultimate in hydration. No discomfort or peeling here!