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Old 04-28-19, 08:35 AM
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Sun protection

I use sunscreen but my nose still gets quite red. I apply lots of it frequently and with a high sunscreen number. Any other ways to protect yourself especially your nose?

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Old 04-28-19, 08:58 AM
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You can get a nose shield that clips on to your glasses. I got a bad sunburn early in the season last year and started using thinksport 50 which has been good.
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I use a lotion SPF 100 type blocker. Its pretty think but it works really well. I don't know the brand I think Neutrogena and I get it at Target stores.

I am pretty "white" and burn super easy so I tend to overdue the blockers. Nothing worse than a sunburn! Yet my nose still gets bothered sometime so I when I first put it on my nose I leave it thicker and my nose starts out white. After about half way I work it in the so I don't look so goofy but it works.
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The stuff that works best for this has a lot of insoluble zinc oxide in it and looks like a white paste (or colored paste, if they put dye in it, which you should avoid). It forms a physical barrier.

Having said that, @kingston 's suggestion is a better idea, in my opinion. Physical barriers are almost always better. I also ride with long-sleeve jerseys and a neck protector.

Skin cancer is something best avoided.
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Old 04-28-19, 10:45 AM
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Yea, the Nose Shield is a, traditional , common, part of high altitude Mountaineering sunglasses..

they used a piece of leather ..
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Physical barriers do provide the best protection - another option is the "full" one of a da brim type helmet brim.

Yeah, looks kind of dorky, might be an issue if you ride quite fast, otherwise great all around protection.

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I live in Calif, so I aways wear sunscreen. I use Australian Gold X-treme Sport because it's cheap and works good enough for me. The nose thing the op has going on is a bit odd, but all one really needs to do is buy some bandaids that will fit where you want to cover. A mountain bike helmet has long sun shield, this maybe enough to cover the nose too, but if you're riding a road bike you'll have to bend your neck upward more to see and this could place quite a strain on the neck.
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Okay I appreciate the advice.

Thank you for all of the suggestions. I never thought of a band aid before. Also a nose protector that you hook to your glasses.

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