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Old 11-05-12, 03:39 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-05-12, 03:46 PM   #2
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below 30F, i use this. also cover the bottom of the ears:

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Old 11-05-12, 04:57 PM   #3
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Doesnt look like it covers the cheeks.
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Old 11-05-12, 05:07 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-06-12, 07:37 AM   #5
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Old 11-06-12, 10:26 AM   #6
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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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Old 11-07-12, 06:59 PM   #7
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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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Old 11-07-12, 07:25 PM   #8
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Old 11-08-12, 04:16 AM   #9
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Balaclava around the face. Vaseline on cheeks and nose. Been doing this through 25 Minnesota Winters.
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Old 11-12-12, 08:45 PM   #10
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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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Old 11-12-12, 09:54 PM   #11
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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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Old 11-13-12, 06:31 AM   #12
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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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Old 11-18-12, 05:52 AM   #13
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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.
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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Old 11-26-12, 03:54 PM   #14
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