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    Wind Burn

    I went on a 40 mile ride this morning, early, and it was chilly and windy.

    As I sit and type this, my cheeks (face cheeks that is ) are red and burning.

    I did have a face mask on but too hot to pull over the nose and such.

    Advice?
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    below 30F, i use this. also cover the bottom of the ears:


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    Doesnt look like it covers the cheeks.
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    does. the bows of my riding glasses barely clear the top. the humps at the rear come more than half way up the ears.

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    I like a thin headband. It covers the nose and cheeks, but nose and mouth are not.

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    It's not really the answer, but I've heard of some folks in the northern climes putting petroleum jelly on their face to prevent wind burn and keep their face warmer. I might try a very thin layer of it if my eczema becomes a problem this winter.

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    Balaclava around the face. Vaseline on cheeks and nose. Been doing this through 25 Minnesota Winters.

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    I use SPORTIQUE Elements Cream on my face in the winter to protect against wind burn. It works really really well and also acts as a moisturizer. Has a good bit of SPF protection as well (~15-20).
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    I use a Respro Techno face mask-it keeps the face warm and filters the air you breathe.

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    I just use a thermal skully and one of those "buff" scarfs (merino wool) that i pull up to cover part of my face. Wind will always get to you a little bit, but this way it is not painful or uncomfortable. (-5 celsius and up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
    It's not really the answer, but I've heard of some folks in the northern climes putting petroleum jelly on their face to prevent wind burn and keep their face warmer. I might try a very thin layer of it if my eczema becomes a problem this winter.
    I guess I qualify for northern climes.

    +1 for petroleum jelly. It's cheap and it works. I use it in place of lotion. Have suffered from winter dry skin for years until I stumbled on this solution. Add a couple drops of baby oil if you are spreading it over large area. I use a hand sanitizer to "remove" the grease from hands after application.

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