For people who love biking as much as I do, I know that we often find ourselves pedaling under the harsh glare of the sun. It’s inevitable, especially when you’re in a “bike high” where the only thing that matters is pedaling and the rush of the wind. However, as a woman, I can’t help but be concerned about the state of my skin after too much sun exposure. I want to keep my skin safe but at the same time, I enjoy riding my bike so much I wouldn’t for the life of me quit just to keep my skin safe. That’s why I took some precautions in order to continue enjoying biking while at the same time keeping my skin in tip-top shape.
Here are some things you can do to keep your skin safe while bike riding outside.
Start early or start late
The best time to enjoy a leisurely ride without being concerned about the sun’s glare is in the early morning and/or during the early evening. When the sun is at its peak, which is around 10 am to 4 pm, this is the time when harmful UV rays can damage your skin and cause premature aging. If you want to keep your skin safe and youthful looking, avoid going out when Mr. Sun is in full glare.
Wear your sunscreen
It’s a pretty much obvious advice but most people dislike wearing sunscreens because they are said to be cancerous but if you want to avoid looking for home remedies for mole removal on your face then you want to start wearing it. But don’t worry, if you know what to look for, you can easily avoid getting sunscreen products that can do more harm than good. For one, choose quick-absorbing or cream-based sunscreens that do not run off when you sweat that is at least SPF 30 or above. Also, choose products that consist of Zinc, Titanium dioxide, and Avobenzone since these are the most effective in blocking harmful UV rays. Do not forget to reapply every two hours for the optimum result.
Wear your complete cycling gears
If you want to ride out, don’t forget to wear proper cycling clothes that can protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Wear long-sleeved shirts, helmets or visors, gloves and UV sunglasses always – especially if you have fair skin since you tend to get sunburnt more easily. Those with prominent moles on their skins, particularly on their faces should take extra precautions since moles tend to morph when exposed to the sun. They can either turn darker, flatten or raise or they can even turn into melanomas or cancer moles. To prevent this, avoid overexposure to the sun or you can opt for mole removal. You can surgically have your moles removed or you can check some
The best way to keep your skin young looking is by always keeping yourself hydrated. A hydrated skin is a healthy skin and is less likely to be sunburnt and be damaged. It is also less likely to form wrinkles and flakes. Throughout your ride, take sips of water to replace the water you’ve lost by sweating and to keep your skin healthy and safe.