With the Tour de France in full swing, the uptake in cycling as a hobby has taken its yearly upswing, with more people than ever getting out on their bikes. If you’re enjoying a bit of cycling, you may have encountered some of the slight issues that cycling can create, and we’ve got products to help you to keep on top of things.
Cycling can be hard on your hands, so much so that most serious cyclists wear gloves on every ride, but even with protection your hands can feel dry and calloused after time in the saddle. We suggest investing in a rich hand cream like this one from Elemis which uses natural ingredients to deeply nourish the hands and replenish lost moisture, leaving the hands feeling soft and supple.
Even if the sun isn’t shining, spending time outside means sunscreen is essential, and if you’re doing a lot of sweating, you’ll need a sun cream which can keep up with you. Dermalogica’s Protection 50 Sport SPF50 is the perfect sunscreen for cyclists as it’s a water-resistant, broad spectrum sun protection for the face and body and is suitable for all skin types.
Even if you’re the most seasoned cyclist, a long day on your bike can leave you aching all over and the best way to deal with sore muscles is with a soak in the tub. This soak from Elemis contains uplifting extracts of birch, juniper, clove, alpine lavender, wild thyme and blue chamomile, combined with sea salt, which work together to warm the muscles and recharge the body.
Unless you’re lucky enough to live in a rural idyll, road cycling very often means spending time behind lines of car, burping fumes into your face as you go along, which can be harmful to your skin. This gel-cream from Decleor is designed to give the skin a blast of moisture while protecting your face from daily pollutants, making it the perfect moisturiser for a cycling fanatic.
Muscle cramps are incredibly common after spending a lot of time doing any activity, especially cycling which requires endurance and strength. This body oil from Elemis is powerful remedy for sore joints and muscles and helps to ease muscle spasm caused by sport, dance, physical work and wear and tear. Perfect for use after a relaxing bath in Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak.