(Beauty Report Card)

This Genius Lip Balm Combo Never Leaves My Ski Bib

All your slope essentials, here.

Amanda Ross
Woman in sunglasses and knit cap
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For someone who never even saw serious snowfall until their early 20s, I took to it immediately — maybe because I didn’t grow up salting, shoveling, and scraping the stuff away every winter morning. Some idolize the beachy, surf-savvy Blue Crush girls, but I’m awed by their snow sports counterparts, totally unbothered on their way to a champagne-soaked après. Over the years, I’ve gotten marginally closer to that vibe on the mountain, but not without the help of several beauty products for skiing that save my skin (and dignity) if we go straight from the slopes to a sit-down meal. As extreme an element as any, it’s easy to accidentally do some serious damage to your skin and hair during an afternoon of skiing or snowboarding. I know the struggle firsthand — ask me about the Great Christmas Eve Sunburn Of ‘18 — and have dedicated more than a little time to curating my ultimate snow-skin survival pack.

Keeping it real, though, my go-to skiing products reach beyond just robust moisturizers and sunscreens. Is it a crime to want to look cute on the mountain? To me, a stay-all-day mascara and some nose blush are just as essential. Ahead, find everything you need to rule the slopes this season, and stay fresh, hydrated, and glowing while you do it.