When you are being sporty at high altitudes, in temperatures below freezing, or some combination of both, it is easy to forget to wear sunscreen. Winter sun is just as harsh as summer sun, if not more.
This last weekend, I slathered my family's cheeks and noses with sunscreen made by snow sport equipment manufacturer K2, even though I'm a Rossignol gal myself. The K2 Endurance Sun Block is great for the mountains, and will be perfect for Spring skiing when the sun is super bright – here's hoping for a long ski season this year.
The conditions for my latest ski weekend were windy and bright on the mountain, but we stayed burn free. And the sunblock didn't slide into anyone's eyes, which is a major plus when you are dealing with little kids. I like this sunblock because it blocks both UVA and UVB rays, which is great. Plus it contains moisturizers, so I didn't get chapped cheeks from the wind either. I always go for the biggest number on SPF, so the family was sporting SPF 50. The sunblock lotion is sweatproof and waterproof. It is not greasy and didn't compromise my skin blemish wise.
The K2 sunblock will retail for about $11 and should be available online at drugstore.com in a matter of weeks.