Winter Skin Essentials

Upgrade your gym bag: Top five products pro athletes use to help protect and renew skin

Working out takes a toll on your skin, no matter which sport you play. Hours upon hours of sweating in the gym, swimming in chlorine or training outside under the harsh sun or in the winter wind dehydrates and damages skin.

But many elite athletes have learned through years of training and competing that certain products work better than others when it comes to helping protect and heal sport-beaten skin. Here, some of the world’s best share exactly what they use to maintain hydration and renew damaged skin during the brutal winter months. Like what you see? You can view the entire “Winter Skin Essentials: Your Hydration Station Collection” here.

1.Effron Ultra Light Facial Cream ($17) Christa Dietzen, a two-time Olympic volleyball player and two-time Olympic medalist uses this cream to maintain healthy skin. Packed with antioxidants, this moisturizer is recommended for all skin types.

Christa Dietzen for Self Magazine
(Christa Dietzen for Self Magazine)

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2. Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Replenishing Extreme Moisture Cream ($150.00) Gabby Reece, a former professional volleyball player and all-around hardcore athlete, loves this moisture cream. “My skin has been thanking me after all the summertime sun,” Reece raved about the product on her Instagram. The hydrating cream is packed with antioxidants and brightens skin tone.

Gabby Reece
Gabby Reece

3. Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Eye Treatment ($22) Natalie Coughlin is one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers in the world and travels extensively for competitions. After returning from a trip from Tahiti, she came home to a package from Amore Pacific and loves the products, especially this treatment “the eye treatment is awesome!” The eye renewal cream improves the darkness and puffiness around the delicate eye area improving skin radiance.

Natalie Coughlin
Natalie Coughlin

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4. Laneige Firming Sleeping Mask ($24.98) Chloe Kim is one of the youngest snowboarders to win medals at the X Games. She is also a big fan of Laneige, the scientifically-engineered, skin perfecting mineral water clinically proven to hydrate. She packs her Laneige skin essentials when she travels for competitions to help heal her skin after exposure to the harsh elements.

Chloe Kim
Chloe Kim

5. Mountain Ocean Skin Trip Moisturizer ($12.67) Olympic swimmer Kim Vandenberg is obsessed with this coconut body lotion. The lightweight moisturizer is fast absorbing and has a summery coconut beach scent. She always has extra lotion in her swim bag to stay moisturized after long hours in the pool.

Kim Vandenberg

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