It's currently 18 degrees in New York, and the folks at Mario are bundling up (and you know we're protecting our skin from the elements!). It got us thinking: what would you need, skin-wise, if you were stranded in the arctic? Most people know the basic essentials to bring when you’re stranded in a tropical paradise - some sunscreen and a skin-type appropriate cleanser and toner to combat dryness or oiliness - but what happens when you’re left to fend for yourself in a dramatically cold climate?
Here are my top three creative picks for beautiful, blizzard-ready skin that will make vacationers none the wiser to your chilling lifestyle:
Self Tanning Lotion Oil Free Let’s just cut to the chase. I’m already quite fair-skinned, but with cold weather and lack of sunlight threatening to make me truly translucent, I would choose this glow-inducing lotion for face and body to emulate the effects of the sun. If you’re not in need of a bottled bronze, swap this product for one of our other enriching moisturizers.
Protective Day Cream Wild chills and whipping winds can do quite a bit of damage to the surface of the skin. To stay protected from the elements, this non-greasy formula includes Balsam Peru, which is a soothing botanical that can help protect against irritation.
All Purpose Egg Shampoo I know what you’re thinking, and no, you cannot use this all-purpose shampoo to make egg drop soup when you miss the convenience of restaurants. Rather, its versatility lays in the fact that it can be used as both a hair and body cleanser, so it’s the perfect two-in-one for quick travel.
Remember, these products would be in addition to the basic cleanser, toner, antioxidant serum, exfoliant and moisturizer I would have smuggled in already. I guess I really can’t choose just three. What would you choose for your skincare arsenal?