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Willow's Wisdom on the Rocks: Keep the wrinkles away

  • By Willow Rockwell
  • Published Jun. 6, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:42 PM EDT

Every woman I know wants to have great skin. I love hearing what products people use, so this week I am going to share my favorite products and tricks with you.

I had a facial in Laguna Beach once, and this cute Asian lady told me “bikers, they have great legs, but their faces look old!” I laughed and told her, “well, that’s why I am in here!” I have been collecting beauty advice my whole life, from wherever I can get it.

I have been lucky enough to be blessed with great skin, but I am diligent about caring for it.

Keep the rays in check

I know you have heard it a million times, but you need to wear sunscreen while on your bike. My favorite is called Physical Fusion UV Defense by Skinceuticals. It is SPF 50 (yes, 50!) and it has a natural looking tint to add a little extra “glow” and even out any redness. It never runs in my eyes no matter how much I sweat. You can buy this online or at a medical spa.

Protect your kisser, too

For lips, I LOVE Aveda Lip Saver. It is SPF 15 and is the only lip balm I have ever used that doesn’t dry my lips out more after using it. The tube does not have ingredients printed right on it (it comes in a little brown package) so I don’t know what the magic is, but you will love it too. I promise. This needs to be purchased at AVEDA salons. I buy 10 at a time!

Spray on some freshness

I love to use Rosewater as a spray for my whole face and body before and after rides. It keeps the grime off and raises your vibration so you can attract more and more fun and goodness. I like the Heritage Store brand in the pink bottle. This can be found at any health food store in the beauty section.

Look alive under the helmet

I know mascara is not a skincare product, but I wear it all the time. It makes me look alive. I love Stila Major Major Lash Mascara. It does not have tar in it like most mascaras, so again I have no issues with it irritating my eyes. This can be found at Sephora.com.

Shield in style

Speaking of eyes, you need a great pair of sunglasses. You want enough coverage so that you can keep the crow’s feet at bay, but you don’t want to look like you are wearing welders glasses. Unless you do, and then of course, that is just fine. I prefer the Oakley women’s specific Radar. It has all of the coverage and is still sleek and sexy.

Have fun on your next ride and keep smiling! Smile wrinkles are the only ones we like….

Read more of Willow’s Wisdom on the Rocks:

Staying Sexy in the Saddle

29ers aren’t magic

Getting back on the bike after a baby

Staying athletic for nine months of pregnancy


Willow Rockwell is a woman in transition. As a professional mountain bike racer, she won two Bronze Medals at the Mountain bike World Championships (2009, 2010) and led the World Cup in 2010 for a brief time before finally finishing second in the series. Poised to conquer the world and win an Olympic medal, she discovered she was pregnant in the Spring of 2011. She chose to devote herself to her unborn daughter and left the sport behind. During her pregnancy she wrote a memoir titled “My Wheels Gave Me Wings.” It chronicles her difficult childhood, her near self destruction, and her path to healing and self acceptance. In 2012 she attempted a comeback to the sport, but discovered that the warrior who would “fight to the death” had died within her. It was time to lay down the sword and be a warrioress for truth and light. It was time for new adventures. She is now re-discovering and re-inventing herself as a mother, a wife and a goddess woman. She hopes to inspire others to heal their deepest wounds, and to re-emerge as a powerful being full of self expression.Willow writes regular columns for Singletrack.com, is enrolled in a Sacred Sexuality course, loves all things feminine and beautiful and still loves to ride her bike.

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