For Sportbike Girls, skin safety comes in two forms: Protection from damage caused by the sun and protection from injury caused by the road.
Sun protection (from The Skin Cancer Foundation):
Sun protection is essential to skin cancer prevention – about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Learn how to protect yourself to stay safe.
Learn more at SkinCancer.org
Road protection (from Rock the Gear):
Road rash, the most common form of injury among motorcyclists involved in accidents, is also known as a friction burn. A friction burn occurs when skin is scraped off by contact with a hard object, usually the road. Because road rash is caused by a hard surface and the heat that builds up between that surface and your skin, it is almost always both an abrasion and a heat burn. About 70% of road rash injuries are 2nd and 3rd degree burns.
Road rash is more than just a painful reminder. Moderate to severe burns can take weeks or even months to heal and are very susceptible to infection and complication. Motorcycle-specific apparel is designed to help prevent road rash in a crash.
Learn more at RocktheGear.org
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