Harley Street based Dr Jack teams up with Perfect Moment for his recommendations on winter skin care.
There is no substitute for a good SPF in any skincare regime, particularly in the harsh winter sun. I recommend at least SPF 30 (with a good UVA and UVB filter), if not ideally SPF 50 or above. These days, with so many good SPF creams on the market it can be difficult to make a choice. Something lightweight and non-comedogenic (ie doesn’t block the pores and cause spots!) is best. Brands such as Heliocare or la Roche Posay have some really good ones on offer, as well as my own All Day Long SPF 50 moisturiser-serum from my integrative beauty range.
The skin is a reflection of your internal body environment, so maintaining a good level of hydration is key to keeping your skin healthy (particularly with the long hours of physical exertion spent at altitude). I would recommend you take at least 2 litres of water, if not more, during a day of skiing, ideally with some added vitamins (such as berocca or Vitamin C + Zinc tablets – great to pop a tube in your ski jacket before you get on the lifts)