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Winter Beauty Tips from X-Games Stars

5 Winter Beauty Tips from X-Games Stars

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This week, X Games 2015 will kick off in Aspen, where top winter athletes will compete in disciplines ranging from slopestyle skiing and snowboarding (which you may recognize from Sochi) to Big Air competitions. And while learning how to master a half-pipe may simply be a pipe dream for most of us, there’s more to take away from the competition than perfecting a jump or nailing a trick.

After all, the fit and decorated ladies taking to the snow this coming weekend (many are Olympic champions!) know what it takes to make it through a day of facing the elements. They have to protect their skin from ice and snow, look (and feel) their best for the cameras, and handle that dreaded hat hair on a daily basis. That’s why we tapped five athletes competing in X Games and asked them about their favorite skincare products for the slopes—and how on earth they keep their beauty routines intact all day long. (Then, read these 8 Skincare Secrets from Winter Athletes.)

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Arielle Gold, U.S. Olympic Half-Pipe Snowboarder

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Favorite on-the-slopes product: Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 in Fair ($44; bobbibrowncosmetics.com). “This cream is great because my face can get fairly red when I'm riding, so it helps to tone down the redness and cover up any blemishes while adding a little bit of protection from the sun! It isn't ‘cakey’ at all, and lasts all day long.”

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Aimee Fuller, British Olympic Snowboarder

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Favorite on-the-slopes product: Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8; ulta.com). “It's my savior. Always wearing a hat means your hair gets flat and stuck to your head. Hat hair sucks but this dry shampoo is great at giving your hair a bit of life—it brightens it up and gives it some volume, meaning you don't have to wash it every single day after riding!”

Go-to beauty tip: “Wake up first thing and put on sunscreen, no matter if it's a blizzard out or sunny. It protects your skin from the harsh conditions. Goggle tans aren't cool and you don't want wrinkles! The higher the factor, the better to protect your skin from the harsh reflecting UV rays reflecting off the snow.” (Here are more beauty tips to Avoid a Winter Dry Spell.)

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Dara Howell, Canadian Freestyle Skier

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Favorite on-the-slopes products: “With all the changing conditions, it's important to keep my skin clean and refreshed. I like the Clarisonic (from $99; clarisonic.com) because it gets deep down into your pores after a long day of neck warmers and goggles. And Badger Sports Sunscreen ($16; badgerbalm.com). Since I ski almost everyday, I use sunscreen all the time. I think it's important to use a cream that doesn't contain harmful chemicals for my skin. Badger is great—it's an all-natural, 94 percent organic sunscreen! It keeps my skin protected from the sun rays on the slopes as well as the harmful chemicals.”

Go-to beauty tip: “When out and about on the hill, it's important to embrace being a female. I like to wear girly pieces of outerwear. And I never leave for the hill without a bit of Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara! ($29; bobbibrowncosmetics.com)”

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Kim Lamarre, Olympic Canadian Freestyle Skiing

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Go-to beauty tip: “If you are like me and always ski or ride with your helmet, a must is to bring a hat with you to the mountain. That way, when you go in for lunch, take your helmet off and your hair is a little crazy, you can put on your hat and style it out!” (Here are 5 More Easy Fixes for Winter Hair Problems.)

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Lindsey Jacobellis, Olympic Snowboard Cross

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Favorite on-the-slopes products: “Paul Mitchell The Conditioner ($16; walgreens.com). It's one of their original products, but it's still one of the best! My hair gets very dry during winter and when exposed to the elements, so I always put leave-in conditioner to protect my ends. I also wear Shiseido Sunscreen ($35; sephora.com). It's the best for being on the mountain or in the surf!”

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