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Zits!!!(8 posts)

Jun 9, 2003 2:11 PM
Whenever I do a long, hard ride in the heat, I get these little white pimples, particularly where my glasses meet my face. (Surface zits...not the deep ones.) It always seems to happen on rides with long climbs, and I'm guessing it's because I'm perspiring more and the sweat's not being evaporated. Sunscreen usually makes this worse, as it winds up clogging my pores.

Bottom line is that I wind up looking like a mutant when I come to work on Monday morning, what with my helmet/glasses tan and all my little facial eruptions.

Any ideas on treating/preventing? They're nasty! Make it stop!
Go to the tanning salon........tronracer
Jun 9, 2003 3:03 PM
it will dry up your skin and get rid of the uneven lines caused by the helmet and glasses.
Try a different sunscreen & wash your glassesKerry
Jun 9, 2003 4:19 PM
It's hard to believe you get this every ride. You might be experiencing an allergic reaction. Use a different sun screen to experiment, and try washing your glasses nose bridge with soap & water before each ride.
Just long, hot ones.PseuZQ
Jun 9, 2003 7:48 PM
Washing the glasses is probably a good thing to do. I usually just wipe down the lenses.
Allergies is the first thing I thought tooKristin
Jun 10, 2003 6:02 AM
But usually skin allergies to chemicals near the eyes result in a discoloration of the skin--kinda brown/red color and a dry flaky patch, not pimples. I'm alergic to certain types of synthetic materials and plastics. I have to be careful what I put near my skin. Could be an allergy to the glasses themselves.
Ah yes...evil Briko-gens!PseuZQ
Jun 10, 2003 12:53 PM
Hmmm...Now that I think of it, I do have to worry about wearing cheap jewelry because I get a really bad reaction to nickel. (Ot whatever that stuff that turns green in the shower is.)
use face specific sunscreen - nmbenja15
Jun 9, 2003 5:53 PM
re: Zits!!!LinuxDude
Jun 9, 2003 10:05 PM
Tanning or burning your skin is a solution that will last a few days at most. But the acne will return possibly with cancer.

Most acne problems arise when your body becomes too toxic. Whenever you train your body to exhaustion you release free radicals and this in turn stresses your immune system.
This is not to say that exercising is bad for you. It's just that when over training and not allowing the body to recover can actually be harmful.
The key is to boost your immune system by improving your diet (lots of fresh vegs and fruits, complex carbs, quality low-fat proteins, and quality fats from good sources like olives), drink plenty of water, rest. And keep your skin clean and protect it from the harmful radiation.