Sunscreen and skis – staying safe on the slopes with Boots

We were so pleased to be working with Boots on our recent trip to the winter sun. Here’s our review of their Soltan skincare range.

Popping sun creams and aftersun lotions into your travel luggage over the summer months is almost an automatic reflex these days – it would be odd to travel without them, but remembering to pack them with your ski googles and gloves takes a little more thought, yet it’s just as essential.

Taking to the slopes in Slovenia we knew that with sunny days forecast there would be times when we would need to be turning to our holiday survival kit from Boots of sun care lotions and more besides.

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It’s well known that the suns rays can bounce up at you from the highly reflective surface of the snow. Its thought that over 80 percent of the UV rays can be reflected up so that areas under the chin are particularly at risk so we made sure that we had applied sun creams in plenty of time before heading out for skiing.

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As well as a liberal covering of Soltan Once moisturising sun lotion which lasts for up to eight hours and had a high protection level, we made sure that the sun stick was close at hand too. The skin on your lips is thinner, more delicate and has less melanin which naturally protects against the sun’s rays.

There were days when the wind picked up and it was noticeably colder on the slopes so as well as making sure we were well wrapped up we also used the Boots Soltan Once Face which is specifically designed to provide sun protection for your face in one application, which helped us get ready in no time.

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Later in the days while the sun was still up we did find ourselves occasionally in the shade, as we had skiied to other slopes, yet it’s important to remember that there’s still a risk of UV rays reaching you as the air is thinner at altitude and the intensity of exposure to UV is greater. Reapplying sun care lotion and then using a hydrating after-sun at the end of the ski session was really important to keep our skin safe.

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We loved our Boots kit which also came with a Nasal Spray to protect against cold and flu symptoms as well as some re-energise tablets packed with minerals and vitamins to give us an essential boost each day. We will be making sure it’s with us on every trip from now on, whether we’re heading for a city break, the sea or slopes.

Find out more about the Boots Soltan range  here – http://www.boots.com/en/Soltan/

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