As fellow cyclists, we are very familiar with the feeling of dry, chafed, or even cracked skin – it’s inevitable if you spend a lot of time on a bicycle… or is it? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to have dry, chafed, red skin as a cyclist as long as you know what ingredients and products your skin craves and needs to maintain its natural barrier.
In this article, we’re going to help you understand how to take care of your skin as a cyclist. And what to look for the next time you’re searching for new skincare products.
If your idea of leisure is 18+ miles on your bike through all sorts of weather, then you need to invest in some skin care for cyclists that will pull its weight when you need it most. This is our quick list of the products that will impact you most during your toughest rides (and afterwards while you recover).
First and foremost, all cyclists need good sunscreen by their side at all times. If you’re spending a lot of time outside under the elements, no matter the season, sunscreen is an absolute must. Some of the ones that we recommend include:
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Body & Face Sunscreen SPF 100
- Neutrogena Sunscreen Lotion SPF 100
- Supergoop PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract
Skin Repair Cream
Another handy tool you’ll want to have at your disposal as a cyclist is skin repair cream. Especially if you’re spending hours on end training and biking outdoors. Some of our favorites include:
Otherwise known as a cyclist’s best friend, chamois cream is something you’ll always want to have in your pack while you’re cycling. Chamois cream is great for reducing the friction that causes chafing. It also can reduce the sensation of minor aches and pains as a result of extended cycling. We have a wide variety of chamois creams available on our website.
If you’re a cyclist, you probably know the feeling of dry, cracked lips all too well. As fellow cyclists, we want to make sure that your lips are protected against the elements while you’re in the great outdoors. Our favorite lip balm to use is Vaseline Lip Therapy – sometimes you have to stick with the classics!
Keeping your hands well moisturized won’t only make your skin happy, but it’ll help you become a better cyclist since you won’t be in pain from dry, cracked skin. We know the struggle of dealing with dry hands, the next time you’re out make sure to pick up a thick, non-greasy hand cream to help heal your hands.
About Zevlin Bike : Skin Care for Cyclists
Our products are made in the USA from the highest-quality natural ingredients for cyclists of all kinds, whether for trails, roads, or indoors. We want you to be able to focus on your ride, not on your chamois. Crack and SuperCrack are formulated to protect you for any distance and length of time without reapplying, no matter how hard you’re working or the weather conditions. Our BYOT and Leg Shave Cream make your post-ride plans easy-peasy