Last month we discussed how to clean your bike so it can do its job, now we get to talk about how you can clean your body so you can do your job. Commuting to work by bike can seem cumbersome at first, but once you are set up, it is quite easy to follow your routine, including feeling and smelling fresh.
One of the most frequently stated comments I hear pushing back on bicycle commuting is “I don’t want to be sweaty at work.” Fair enough. I get it. But guess what! Sweat dries. And when it does, you are back to normal. If you are still concerned, take a washcloth into the bathroom and water wash your skin. Using cold water feels best and there are also cosmetic benefits to doing this. When you sweat, your pores open up to release sweat and dirt goes with it! Using cold water in your quick wipe down will close your pores up and you wipe away the dirt that you released from your skin. Consider this your new exfoliation routine. Once your body has cooled down, put your work clothes on and get to it. You will feel alive and productive for work, and probably good-lookin’ too!
When people sweat, they smell. That’s part of life we all get to handle. We have made it this far, so why does biking to work make that any different? Keep your body odor reducer at work along with your clean, fresh work clothes for after your commute. After you wipe down your body as previously described, your body odors will have disappeared.
Okay, okay, I get it. You are the only extra stinky person in the world and a washcloth wipe down and clean clothes still won’t do. Guess what! There are products in stock at County Cycles that can take care of even the strongest stenches. Try Rocket Shower. Spray it on, wipe it off. It is loaded with fruity essential oils and Vitamin E to hydrate and nourish your skin while leaving you feeling fresh and smelling fantastic! I’m not kidding, here. This stuff is GREAT! Better yet: I’ll go put it on sale for you at the shop. All of it. Get it before it’s gone!