Your Sport: Sailing
Solution: Anyone who has spent a day on the water taking a beating in a 20-knot breeze knows wind-chapped cheeks are nothing to laugh about. Windburn is the result of dry air removing protective oils from your skin and causing blood vessels near the surface to dilate. Like sunburn, the pain can be eased with aloe or shea butter products, such as L’Occitane Certified Organic Pure Shea Butter ($42, usa.loccitane.com). Work up a quarter-sized amount of this unscented, waxy butter in your hands, then gently pat your chapped cheeks. The thick cream coats your dry skin and locks in moisture, forming a barrier over your raw spots and allowing them to heal. In the ideal world, you’d prevent windburn altogether by applying a sport-formulated moisturizer plus SPF before you hoist the sails. One great option: Turo Skin Sport Lotion + Sunscreen ($30, turoskin.com). This non-greasy moisturizer is water/sweat resistant for almost an hour and a half before needing reapplication, and contains natural ingredients sea mayweed and brown algae extract, which act as anti-inflammatories and anti-irritants to calm your skin after taking multiple hits of sea spray.
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