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Ski Season Essentials

Ski season is now upon us which means your skin will be facing the harsh elements of mountains, sun exposure and cold weather. Elemental Herbology’s Managing Director, Lou Riby, has spent many seasons on the slopes (in the past as a chalet girl) and would love to share her beauty tips and the best products that will protect skin from the harsh elements and soothe aching muscles after a day on the slopes!

For aching muscles:

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Feel muscle aches melt away

After an amazing day skiing you can’t wait to get back out there tomorrow, but make sure you don’t wake up with aching muscles by stretching after skiing and soaking in a hot bath. I recommend adding Wood Rejuvenation Bath & Body Oil with Rosemary that works as an anti-inflammatory and helps to stimulate the mind as well Ho Leaf & Nutmeg to improve circulation and ease aches and pains. 20 minutes in the bath followed by a few stretches before bed will help you unwind and be ready for the next day on the slope.

Instant muscle relief

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Muscle Melt Balm was launched with the ski season in mind. Natural ingredients such as Chilli, Tumeric, Ginger & Ho Wood are combined to give targeted relief to aching muscles, encourage blood circulation and relax muscles in just a few minutes.

Use in the morning before hitting the slopes to keep your muscles warm throughout the day.


Protection from the elements

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Change your cleanser

It's worth swapping your usual cleanser for a gentler, creamier version at altitude, as you may find a day on the slopes leaves your skin feeling drier, redder and more sensitive than usual. Purify & Soothe Cleansing Balm is incredibly moisturising and suitable for sensitive skin.

Repair skin as you sleep

After a day outside, your skin needs a chance to repair itself and the best time to do this is while you’re sleeping. It’s always beneficial to give skin a helping hand after facing harsh conditions and Facial Soufflé is ideal. Skin is given instant hydration and helps replace lost moisture, perfect to use during the winter months or in cold conditions.

Avoid painful chapped lips

Everyone gets dry lips at altitude (the air's drier, for a start, never mind the high UV levels) so it's worth keeping this handy. Nutritive Lip Complex is a plumping and moisturising lip balm, absolutely essential on the slopes to prevent dry, chapped lips. Natural plant peptides help to plump lips while nourishing bio-oils hydrate and soothe.


Don't forget hands & feet!

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Avoid dry hands

While skiing, the sudden drop in temperature, icy winds and wearing gloves all day will lead to dry, chapped hands. Argan Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Organic Sacha Inchi Oil are all combined in our Hand Nutrition to create an intensively nourishing and moisturising complex of omega 3, 6 and 9 to soothe dry and chapped skin and reduce redness.

Look after your feet

Finally, after a day outside it’s very likely that you’ll have sore feet from those frightful ski boots! I often thought that the best thing about skiing is taking them off at the end of the day!
Our Tree of Life Balm can be used on any area of the body but is especially effective when rub into sore feet. Put socks on after applying to wake up to soft and soothed feet the next day!