Do you wear make up when you ski?

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 09/16/08 •  1 min read

Generally, no.

With my helmet, goggles, gaiter, and sometimes even a face mask, it’s hard to tell if I have a FACE, let alone if I’m wearing any make up.

Still, I am getting older. So sometimes I’ll cave in and put some on. If I know I’m going to skiing with a bunch of friends — just so I don’t scare them away. I know it’s vanity. I know it’s futile. But I’ll do it, anyway.

Far more important than makeup, however, is sun screen. You can get a mean burn from the sun reflecting off the snow. Make sure it has a high SPF, and be sure to re-apply. And when you get off the slope, moisturize. The wind and cold temps can dry out your skin. Definitely worth it.