If you do a lot of cross country on your bike, then you know that it can wreak havoc on your skin. The dirt, dust and grease get caught up under your helmet for hours, making for a breeding ground of bacteria which can lead to serious puberty face. Over the years, cross country motorcyclists have come up with a number of ways to help combat helmet face and keep their skin clear and clean.
There is no denying that riding out on the open road will take its toll on your skin. It’s not just dirt either. You have the sun and wind doing a number on your face as well. Here are some tips on how to keep that at bay:
- Stop using exfoliates. These are okay when you are at home, but out on the road they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, which puts you at a higher risk for sunburn. You should probably stop using these products in the days leading up to your motorcycle trip just to be on the safe side.
- Use a lot of sunscreen. Even if you have a visor, dangerous UV rays are passing right through the clear front. Protect your face and any other exposed skin by applying a generous amount of sunscreen. The neck and its sides are one part of the body that many motorcyclists forget when putting on the sunscreen.
- Wash your face when you get to your destination. Carrying around bars of soaps or bottles of cleanser may not be convenient, but you can easily tote a konjac sponge in your gear. These are great at naturally cleaning the face, but not drying it out. You can find reviews of konjac sponges online and see for yourself that they are one of the best ways to keep your face clean.
- Wear clothing that protects you from the sun. As much as you may love your black t-shirts, they are raising your core temperature and causing you to sweat more. The more you sweat the more your pores will clog. Lightweight white clothing works best at helping to keep your cool while riding cross country.
- Clean your helmet often, and by often we mean every time you wear it. The inside of your helmet will carry bacteria if you don’t at least wipe it down on the inside before and after each ride.
We don’t often think about bikers caring about their skin, but they want to look good too. By following these tips they are ensuring that wherever their biker travels take them, they’ll always look their best.