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Ice Cold Beauty Essentials

When I left the Netherlands, there were spring flowers blooming in the park, treetops were green and birds were singing in the morning. Can’t compare that to where I am now! Here in Austria, there’s snow covering the roofs and an icy wind is blowing. I’m here on a snow sport trip and I’m not used to these weather conditions, so I brought a few products to help me along. It’s all about fighting the elements! These are my ice cold beauty essentials.

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Night Cream
A good, strong night cream is my no. 1 essential when I go out into the cold. If I’m not wearing anything else on my face I’ll apply a good layer of this before I go out, and I also slather it on at night to help my skin recover from the cold wind that hits it during the day.

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Facial Sunscreen
With the sun being extremely bright on high mountains, and then reflecting off the snow a bit more, it’s really no problem to get a good sunburn while out skiing. I like to wear a high SPF sunscreen to be sure my skin is protected, and since most of my body is covered up I only have to wear it on my face. A special facial sunscreen won’t clog the pores and doesn’t feel as sticky as regular sunscreen tends to do.

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BB Cream
If the conditions aren’t too extreme, I’ll apply a bit of BB cream instead of night cream and/or sunscreen. BB cream nourishes and hydrates the skin, provides a protective layer and contains a moderate SPF as well. Plus, it gives a little coverage, which is really nice as well as I generally don’t like to wear too much makeup to the slopes.

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Liquid Eyeliner
Speaking of makeup, besides the BB cream, a little bit of liquid liner is all I wear. It’s a very quick and easy way to make you look put together, especially when most of your face is covered by a scarf and your eyes get all the attention. Liquid liner tends to be long lasting so I don’t have to worry about it throughout the day.

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Nail File
My nails don’t like cold. At all. They practically break off as soon as I step out the door. A nail file is essential to keep them short and prevent breaking and tearing. Plus, it gets rid of those horrible catchy bits of nail that tear your synthetic clothes *shudder*

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Heavy Duty Hand Cream
Tying in with the nail file, a serious hand cream is something I can’t live without right now. My hands get very dry and it can get pretty uncomfortable. I apply a good hand cream before bed and sometimes throughout the day, if I need it.

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Lipbalm with SPF
Is there anyone whose lips don’t suffer in the cold? I have a lipbalm in my pocket at all times to apply when my lips get dry. One with SPF is best to protect against the bright sunshine.

I feel like I would be a shriveled up, flaky mess if I didn’t have these products, haha!

I’m heading back home tomorrow already. Time flies! Check out yesterday’s vlog to see what I’ve been up to over here 🙂

xxxLucy

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