If you want to bike outside, then you may want to consider covering up to reduce your risk of skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “Studies prove that using sunscreen reduces the risk of developing skin cancer. Other things you can do to reduce your risk are to seek shade and wear clothing that protects your skin from the sun.”
Since it is difficult to find a biking route that has 100% shade coverage, here are some of my favorite sunscreen tips:
- Cover it up – clothing is great protection from the sun. Try one of the Moxie Cycling Contour Bolero to protect your shoulders and arms from the sun. The bolero is made of soft, thermal fabric so it’s great for both moderately cool and warm cycling days.
- Get your makeup on – yes, many moisturizers and foundations have sunscreen built right in to their formulas so don’t be afraid to look pretty while you pedal. A cycling friend of mine always carries her Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Brush to refresh her sunscreen. The bonus is the powder help to cool her off too. Makeup is a great sunscreen.
- Sunscreen application – put it on all those places that your clothing and your makeup are not covering up. I like to use the spray on sunscreens for my legs and arms since the spray makes it easy to reach those difficult to reach locations. I prefer the lotions for my face since it is easier to get the lotion on my skin and not in my eyes or mouth.
Thanks for protecting your skin from the sun. If you are interested in contributing to cancer research and wearing some great cycling gear, check out the Moxie Cycling Little Red Collection.
Theresa is a Moxie Cycling Ambassador and blog contributor. Check out her bio here!