Prepping the base layer

  • Updated: December 8, 2012 - 1:16 PM
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Merino wool ski socks by Icebreaker

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Before you head for the slopes, consider these items for your packing list.

1 Lumene's Sensitive Touch SOS cream for face and body was created in Finland to treat skin that has been exposed to extreme cold ($19.99 at www.dermstore.com); Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream is similarly targeted to hydrate in extreme weather conditions ($26.50 at www.kiehls.com). Fresh's Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil is made from sea buckthorn berries, which help restore weathered skin ($50 at www.sephora.com); and Sabon's mineral powders are a soothing antidote for apres-ski muscle pains ($24 at www.sabonnyc.com).

2 Uniqlo's HeatTech collection includes lightweight, warmth-generating long johns, tops, turtlenecks and undergarments and is this season's hottest ticket ($12.90 to $29.90 at uniqlo.com).

3 Patagonia's infant down sweater bunting is a cozy requisite for the pre-ski crowd ($139 at www.patagonia.com).

4 Merino wool ski socks by Icebreaker keep feet of all sizes warm, dry and stylish ($12 to $26 at www.icebreaker.com).

NEW YORK TIMES

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