Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and tricks?

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Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and tricks?

Postby sarahactivated » Tue May 03, 2011 10:36 pm

It's winter now..kind of.


I love cycling but have noticed that my skin is taking a beating. Rugged, cracked skin doesn't look as sexy on the ladies as it does on the men :)

Does anyone have any tips for keeping your face from falling off in the wind and cold?

I read somewhere that Vaseline keeps your skin from being ravaged by the wind chill. Do you have your own methods?
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby Parker » Wed May 04, 2011 10:37 am

I wear a base layer (intended to prepare the skin for make up) as a moisturizer because it's thicker, I put it on every morning and carry lip gloss with me, especially when it's windy.

Exfoliate often and moisterize your entire body morning and night.

You still get dry skin but not as often and it's less apparent
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed May 04, 2011 12:33 pm

Start with a face like mine - it doesn't then get any worse :mrgreen:
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby CommuRider » Wed May 04, 2011 12:38 pm

Pre-ride Moisturiser, body and face but lip balm is the most important. Cracked lips painful. Also spare make up kit and moisturiser at work. SPF15+ get thicker moisturisers eg lanolin based if you dry out quickly. Wear full length gloves.

Commonsense for the most part. Where it is dry, moisturise!
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby cp123 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:43 pm

my winter tip is to wear a brown paper bag on my head. That makes my face look pretty - and protects everyone looking my way. :lol:
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby sarahactivated » Wed May 04, 2011 11:43 pm

Parker wrote:I wear a base layer (intended to prepare the skin for make up) as a moisturizer because it's thicker, I put it on every morning and carry lip gloss with me..

Do you put the base layer before you cycle? Or once you get to work? Lip gloss is definitely a must for me too. Blistex!


ColinOldnCranky wrote:Start with a face like mine - it doesn't then get any worse

Haha. You're too funny. But remember, a unicycle takes 10 years off.


CommuRider wrote:Commonsense for the most part. Where it is dry, moisturise!

Yes. Definitely. I think I'll make "pre-moisturize" a part of my morning routine. Question is, which one. I've had my eye on Cetaphil. Is that a lanolin based one?

cp123 wrote:my winter tip is to wear a brown paper bag on my head.

This can't be safe!
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby Parker » Thu May 05, 2011 8:12 am

I put the base layer on before, I don't commute, I do spend about 20hours on the bike though and still have soft smooth skin. If I was commutting I would wash my face and re-apply.

There's a product I reviewed for BNA that I use all the time now, it's called, 'workout zone' and their slogan is sweat yourself beautiful
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu May 05, 2011 12:19 pm

I use a black silk balaclava. Keeps me looking beautiful and freaks-out the peds. Also, if you want to knock-over a servo while on an early morning ride you have the disguise and the getaway vehicle all ready to go! :D
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby nayfen » Thu May 05, 2011 12:27 pm

2 x brown paper bags
1 x teaspoon of cement
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby CommuRider » Thu May 05, 2011 12:53 pm

I've switched to Aldi face creams. I also use sorbolene (hands, elbows, knees - the dry spots) and some SPF lotion (neck, nape, shoulders). So a combo of all three. I had an allergic reaction with the Aldi decolletage cream so have never used it again.

Have never used Cetaphil. My suggestion for lanolin is if you really really get dry skin but it can also be a bit greasy. My skin is easily moisturised with sorbolene hence I use that for non-face parts.
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby trailgumby » Thu May 05, 2011 1:54 pm

Johnsons Moisturising Day Cream.

I have pots of it scattered all over... home, work, bike locker... :P
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby triangle » Thu May 05, 2011 3:56 pm

trailgumby wrote:Johnsons Moisturising Day Cream.

I have pots of it scattered all over... home, work, bike locker... :P


+1 - It is cheap, smells good and works a treat. I use it before and after getting out on my bike, especially when it is windy.
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby breezer1 » Mon May 09, 2011 7:33 pm

nayfen wrote:2 x brown paper bags
1 x teaspoon of cement


:D and if you want a bit of color add 1/4 teaspoon of oxide to cement! :wink:
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby scotto » Mon May 16, 2011 7:57 am

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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby Nate » Mon May 16, 2011 11:25 am

You just have to cover it up - you're probably getting windburn

i've got a little lycra face thingy - like a ninja setup, has a little slit & covers my scalp & face.
Without it dry & burnt cheeks/lips etc.
& of course moisturise as you're doing.
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby trailgumby » Mon May 16, 2011 1:28 pm

Nate wrote:You just have to cover it up - you're probably getting windburn

i've got a little lycra face thingy - like a ninja setup, has a little slit & covers my scalp & face.
Without it dry & burnt cheeks/lips etc.
& of course moisturise as you're doing.

No wonder motorists run when they see you :lol:
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby sarahactivated » Mon May 16, 2011 11:00 pm

Nate wrote:You just have to cover it up - you're probably getting windburn

i've got a little lycra face thingy - like a ninja setup, has a little slit & covers my scalp & face.
Without it dry & burnt cheeks/lips etc.
& of course moisturise as you're doing.



Yah! I've wondered about wearing a mask. I definitely get wind burn and sun damage. But I've never seen anybody around here actually wear one of these and I don't want to freak anyone out...?
What's your experience with that?

Does anyone use Vaseline on their face? I've been doing that lately just on my cheekbones, my nose and forehead.
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby sarahactivated » Mon May 16, 2011 11:01 pm

scotto wrote:Image


Seriously? Butt cream.

Oh dear.

I'm glad to say I don't need butt cream.
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby Nate » Thu May 19, 2011 8:58 am

sarahactivated wrote:Yah! I've wondered about wearing a mask. I definitely get wind burn and sun damage. But I've never seen anybody around here actually wear one of these and I don't want to freak anyone out...?
What's your experience with that?


No huge issues, i'm already rugged up from tip to toe - & everyone knows its damn cold!
no big issues, its just another cyclist with a bit more lycra! ;)
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby sarahactivated » Mon May 23, 2011 12:59 am

It's getting a bit nippy here in Perth.

Guess I'll be shopping around for a mask sometime soon!
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby The Womble » Mon May 23, 2011 6:59 am

Ride bacwards. If you are able to do this, the butt cream comes back into play. If your butt looks better than your face like mine does, it needs protecting
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby The Womble » Mon May 23, 2011 7:00 am

I have been told by some that I have my head up my arse but my lips still crack BTW
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby duds2u » Fri May 27, 2011 7:37 pm

There's always the old ringers cure for chapped lips.
Kiss a cow on the arse

Why does it work, because it stops you licking your lips.
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Re: Keeping your face looking pretty - winter tips and trick

Postby Apple » Fri May 27, 2011 8:02 pm

duds2u wrote:There's always the old ringers cure for chapped lips.
Kiss a cow on the arse

Why does it work, because it stops you licking your lips.

Sooooooooo funny :lol: :lol: :lol:
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