Fun on the slopes can do the mind and body wonders, but for our skin, not so much. The high altitude, sub-zero temps, harmful UV rays and heat indoors can all take its toll on our skin.
“During harsh weather our skin requires much more moisture to maintain the skins protective barrier,” says New York City-based dermatologist Cheryl Karcher. “The humidity is lower, the cold wind is harsher and sun exposure is more than one thinks.”
Dry, cold climates can do damage to all skin types. Karcher explains that when in cool harsh weather conditions, it’s vital to maintain the skin’s natural moisture protective barrier. “That means protection during the day from the elemen