Quiz question - what is the largest human organ? That question stumped me one time but the title of this post should have been a huge hint if you did not have the answer locked and loaded. The skin is the largest human organ and of all the organs I possess I would say that I treat my skin the worst. I basically do very little when it comes to taking care of my skin.
I apply sunblock when needed and always carry lip balm, but those are really the only "special measures" I employ. I guess my use of powder could be considered skin care as well. Occasionally someone will offer me hand lotion and to be polite I might put some on, but for like an hour afterward I hate the fact that I can't turn door knobs or open anything and everything I touch gets all slippery.
Thanks to a recent product pack delivery I might have to make it a New Year's resolution to treat my skin well and give lotion a serious chance. The folks at Sportique asked if I would be interested in reviewing some of their products and recently I received this bounty - upon opening the box a sudden sense of neutrality came over me.
Most of the products are general use but there is a bike specific product - what they call Century Riding Cream. I have never had a problem with chaffing while riding except for one time when I made the unfortunate decision to go on a long ride wearing underwear under a pair of tights. I ended up peeling many, many layers of skin and man was it a painful few days. Anyway . . .
There is quite a bit of stuff to try and I want to thank Sportique for their generosity. I'll be putting the products to use and will do some follow up posts. If you have skin care products you swear by or have skin care hacks, do let us know or feel free to comment.
Sportique also passed along a coupon code that readers are welcome to use on their site. You can enter the following code upon check out: DX1542PC. The full line up can be found on their web site and I think the code gets you 30% off which is a heck of a deal.