ALCOHOL AND OIL FREE SUNSCREEN
After spending weeks in isolation, we are thrilled that most of us still are permitted to get outside to exercise. And for some of us we are dusting off our bikes for the first time in a long while. However, most people avoid using sunscreen when they head out for a ride. Why? Because usually it’s too slippery and greasy!
Protecting yourself against the sun is just as essential as wearing your helmet, even if you’re only popping down to the store or exploring the neighbourhood for 30 minutes. So, let’s take a look at why sunscreen is so important, and how you can best protect yourself from the sun while out on your bike. Including the best (non greasy) sunscreen for your next ride.
SUN DAMAGE AND BIKE RIDING
Being outdoors and subject to the potentially harmful UV rays of the sun goes hand-in-hand with bike riding, whether you’re an avid cyclist or just hitting the road for the first time in months. And no matter what time of the year you’re out on your bike, sun protection should be a part of your pre-cycle routine.
The troubling trend towards avoiding sunscreen means that bike riders are among the most prone to skin damage and even skin cancer. However, this shouldn’t keep you from heading outdoors and enjoying your ride, says Heather Walker, chair of the Australian National Skin Cancer Committee.
“The first thing to mention is that cyclists are doing one fantastic thing for their cancer risk on obesity independent related to cancer risk,” Heather tells Bicycling Australia. “Our job is to make sure how the two messages complement each other: if you are in the sun, how do you protect yourself. SunSmart is definitely not saying ‘don’t go outdoors’, it’s about enjoying the sun safely.”
By heading outdoors for some exercise, you’re helping to protect yourself against a range of other forms of cancer. And cycling is one of the best exercises there is!
5 WAYS TO BE SUN SAFE WHEN YOU’RE OUT ON YOUR BIKE.
When it comes to sun protection for your bike ride, there are several key factors to consider before heading out for a ride.
THE BEST (NON GREASY) SUNSCREEN FOR YOUR BIKE RIDE
The KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen range has been designed with performance in mind. 25 years ago, KINeSYS began developing sunscreens which provided not only a high level of sun protection for the whole family, but superior performance and comfort for activities like cycling, running, skiing, surfing, and more. We wanted to make the best sunscreen for an active lifestyle.
What’s behind a high-performance sunscreen, you might wonder? The key is in the things we do and don’t put in, and how they are applied.
Our spray sunscreens are designed to go on easily, absorb quickly, and leave no oily residue: making them perfect for a bike ride, as they won’t drip into your eyes or irritate your skin. Our range of pump-action, aerosol-free sunscreens also come in handy travel-sized bottles, perfect to take with you on the road. This means you’ll always have your sun protection with you, no matter where you ride.
BICYCLING AUSTRALIA LOVES KINESYS PERFORMANCE SUNSCREEN FOR CYCLISTS
Recently, Bicycling Australia have been testing out the KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen range, and the results are in:
“Summer may be almost over but remember it’s critical to stay protected from harmful UV rays year-round! We’ve recently been road-testing this impressive @kinesysactive performance sun screen & clear zinc. An awesome product, this is oil-free, fragrance-free, non-stinging and easy to apply. There’s no alcohol in the product and it is enriched in vitamin E. Its water & sweat resistant and simple to use via the spray pack.” Bicycling Australia, Instagram