Top 5 Ways To Prevent and Combat Saddle Sores
Saddle Sores suck! Here are our top five ways to prevent and combat saddle sores so that you can enjoy your ride worry free.
- Get Ready, Get Set, Go! The first step in combating saddle sores is to nip them in the bud before they become a bigger problem and this starts before you even hop on the bike. Before you ride, apply Cycle Booty Pre Ride Anti Chafe Chamois Balm. Our Chamois Balm will give you a layer of protection during your ride and take out the discomfort right from the get go. The protective layer contains antibacterial properties and a barrier to protect from friction.
- Change Out of Your Wet, Sweaty, Clothes: It is important to make sure to change out of your wet, sweaty clothes as soon as possible after your ride. It may not seem like a big deal, but if you make it a habit to hang out and air dry in your workout attire, you will almost certainly start to see some serious skin irritation start to build up. Your sweaty clothes allow for bacteria to cluster and can continue to cause friction on sensitive areas.
- Shower As Soon As Possible After Your Ride: The goal is to get the affected area clean and dry as soon as possible, so hop in the shower right away and start the process. Use a gentle yet effective cleanser such as Cycle Booty Citrus Cleanser. Picking the right post workout cleanser is crucial in order to get an effective cleanse that won’t further irritate your skin.
- Apply Cycle Booty Soothing Post Ride Cream: After your shower, apply the cream to the affected area. Make sure the area is clean and dry before application. Gently massage a small amount of product onto your skin and do your best to keep the area clean and dry for the rest of the day. We recommend wearing loose clothing to let the soothing cream work its magic and prevent any further rubbing and irritation.
- Still Having Trouble? If you still can’t seem to get rid of stubborn saddle sores or if they seem to be getting worse, we recommend taking a few days off and seeking the advice of your medical professional.