High-Altitude Skincare, High-Altitude Skin Care Tips – Slovakia Trip October’15
In high altitude you might experience your skin to be dehydrated, flaky, wind-burned, desiccated, simply sensitive to changes of cold temperature and mountain weather.
It has been a while since I got back from a mountain trip in Slovakia – October 2015. It was an exhilarating experience with sunny days and clear skies. The end of September throughout the first of week of October, that’s the time to go… – you might just be lucky to catch Indian Summer if, decide to go for a hiking trip at the same time as we did.
Lomnicky Stit 2634m ( nickname Lomnicak ) is one of the sought out attraction of the Slovakian mountains. It is the second highest peak after Gerlachovsky Stit 2654m and most visited place. In a good conditions, in a good sunny weather you can have a spectacular panoramic view of the whole area to Belianske Tatras and as far as Polish lowlands. It is a short quick cable car journey which starts from Skalnate Pleso 1751m where is an Astronomical Observatory in Slovakia. Over the years, the peak became so popular with tourists that I would highly advice to book tickets in advance.
It was unforgettable experience and the good weather conditions were on our side. For 50 minutes which we had there, we enjoyed a ‘really nice’ cup of tea and, traditional 1 shot of Slivovica ( some might known as Slivovitz, a plum distillate of 52% ) We stayed sitting and admiring the view around for a little while after that. It was much safer.
As we have already entered January month, a month of much colder days, even snow to be expected sometimes soon… I am hoping some of you might find this post blog useful especially if, planning a mountain trip and skiing holidays.
Here are some High-Altitude Skincare I would recommend and High-Altitude Tips before your ‘High-Altitude Trip’.
UltraSun and UltraLip protects you from the sun, wind and cold with high UVA and UVB protection. Contains Blackcurrant seed oil which gives you intense care and moisture for chapped lips in any weather condition. Its completely fragrance free and easy-to-apply. Re-apply it throughout the day and your lips will be moisturise and ready for lipstick application later on.
Nutrify & Protect Day cream is nourishing moisturiser with QuSome technology which delivers antioxidants and active ingredients deeper into the skin, into dermis, while still in active state. Tremella Mushrooms known also as a ‘Snow Mushrooms’ retains the moisture into your skin throughout the day. Protects and keeps your skin hydrating no matter of the weather condition. EPComplex – environmental protective complex is a complex which protects your skin against environmental damages. Coenzyme Q-10 protects against UV damage and Omega 6 is a good source of fatty acids. Goji Berry is highly antioxidant and prevents premature ageing. The moisturiser is so very light, lovely scent and the skin feels hydrated in seconds. Excellent before foundations application.
For those with more sensitive skin concerns that might possibly need SPF 50. why not try; UltraSun SPF 50. + Extreme Sun Lotion 400ml ( save £7.50 on look fantastic web site ) and SkinCeuticals Sheer Mineral UV Defense SPF 50. ( 100% mineral filters )
Here is an extra Skincare/Makeup product which would not protect you in High Altitude but it does make you feel good and look good for Mountain lunch or Apres-ski drinks.
It’s revolutionary tinted serum. Gives you instant dewy look on the skin and with a little amount of the colour you get instantly healthy and sun-kissed look. Can be used on top of the moisturiser, mixing with your own moisturiser as well as applying together which will saves your precious time.
High – Altitude Tips
Cleanse with gentle cleanser, don’t scrub. Be gentle with your skin. I would prefer something more balmy’ or creamy’ in these conditions. Skin is already fighting with the high-altitude temperature so calming cleanser which is the first product you will apply on your skin would help to calm and soothe. Try; Elemental Herbology Moisture Replenish “Purify & Soothe” luxurious balm rich in botanical oils. Argan and Sesame Oils nourish the skin and helping protecting against wind, cold and dry air. Love this balmy texture and smells divine, reminds me of being in the spa. Or, Oskia Perfect Cleanser Nutri-Active Cleansing & Nourishing Balm rich in vitamins, minerals and omegas and Prebiotics. ( MSM, Zinc Glycine, Vitamin E, Omegas 3,6 and 9 ).
Layer on the moisture. Don’t do thick layers of creams. Rather use lighter skincare and do layering of hydration. I know it is more steps to do but its so worth it on a long run, please trust me and invest a time to at least try it for yourself. My Hero Favorite – Colbert MD Nutrify & Protect Day Cream or even try; Zelens Hydro-Shiso Balancing Moisturiser has a unique bioavailable lipid complex and phenomenal ability to retain up to 1000 times in molecular weight in water.
Invest in superhero serum or oil. In summer months you might just get away with a good moisturiser but in winter, I would highly recommend either super-hydrating serum or face oil. I have tried many over the years but, this revolutionary face and eye serum never disappointed me. Chantecaille Vital Essence is gentle, lightweight serum which instantly hydrate, soothe irritation and plump skin too. One of the best Face Hydrating Serum I have tried ( excellent for any skin type even most sensitive ) and, the Face Oil – Colbert MD Illumino Face Oil is a beautiful dry oil which smooth your skin instantly, improves skin’s overall tone and gives you lovely glow. Love the sweet smell from marula oil. Use on a clean skin before your daily moisturiser and before your SPF.
More from the ‘Weekend-away’ ‘Combination Skincare Solution Pack’ are;
Erborian CC Cream is high definition Skin Perfecting Cream that matches all skin colour, leaving the skin flawless, luminous and soft. Covers all imperfections and gives even coverage without seeing, feeling anything is on. Use it after your daily moisturiser. The best CC Cream!
Colbert MD Nourish Eye Cream promotes collagen while brightenning skin. It is a light texture and perfect before your concealer application. It’s ideal for sensitive skin and gives enough moisture and brightening effect. This is the only eye cream I would not be worry recommending it to all.
Baume de Rose is indulgent, multi-purpose lip balm containing 48 nourishing ingredients. Adored with all editors, bloggers. The one must-have’ lips balm in every woman’s hand bag.
Institute Esthederm *** Suncare Oil is highly sophisticated suncare that works with your natural defences for extreme sun exposure. Only for those who want to get a glowing tan in winter months while skiing – March, April months when its warmer but still with a full of snow and sun. ( excellent for beach holidays too )
Hope you enjoy the High-Altitude January blog, found one or two useful skincare bits and, speak soon with more this winter… Get in touch, love to hear from you.
All my beauty high-altitude love,