Keep Austin Beautiful: Avoid acne caused by your bicycle helmet
If you’re taking part in Bike to Work Month in Austin, you likely have a checklist of things you make sure you have before you leave the house to keep you safe: your helmet, reflective or highly visible clothing, and other accessories keep you safe on the path and the road. But are you thinking about keeping your skin safe? Not using proper sun block can lead to damaged skin -- not to mention wicked tan lines -- down the road.
Did you know your bicycle helmet could be causing acne? The trapped heat and moisture, as well as the pressure from the chin strap, can cause a specific form of acne (acne mechanica) that is common among athletes.
If you have acne or other skin issues, it may be time to consider looking into visiting an Austin dermatologist to see if they can create a specialized treatment plan to correct your issue. Working with your dermatologist the way you would with your other doctors can be the fastest way to correct any skin issues that you may be having, and remember, not taking care of your skin can have major repercussions.
Keeping your skin healthy should be a part of your overall health focus for your body. There are no reasons not to make sure that you’re keeping this system healthy just like you would any other part of your body. After all, your skin is your body’s biggest organ.
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In addition to visiting the dermatologist, there are plenty of simple things that you can do to make sure that your skin is as healthy and happy as it can be on your own. Follow these 5 Acne-Fighting Food Tips to help your body do its best to keep your skin protecting you day in and out.