The importance of a Nose Shield

The importance of a Nose Shield

When it comes to safeguarding our bodies from extreme weather conditions, we often prioritize covering our hands, feet, and head, neglecting one crucial area—the nose. Whether in freezing temperatures or scorching sun, our noses are vulnerable to both frostbite and sun damage. Fortunately OuterU’s products can help, so lets dig into the risks and our unique solutions.

Exposure to freezing temperatures can cause both frost nip and frostbite. While we often think of frostbite affecting extremities like fingers and toes, ski patrollers report a high incidence of cases involving noses and cheeks. One look around around the slopes easily explains this, most skiers leave their noses and cheeks uncovered. And this phenomenon makes perfect sense as the majority of gear available today makes covering these body parts clumsy at best, and potentially dangerous at worst. When forced to choose between being cold vs. not being able to see because of goggle fog, it is not surprising that many skiers choose being cold. Heck most of us recall the past winter olympics when the racers were desperately trying to cover their noses and cheeks with tape. Tape, that was our countries solution...The good news is that our faceGlove is the perfect nose and cheek shield to solve this predicament in a much more elegant way,

But it isn’t just the cold windy winter days you need to worry about. The harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays on the skin are well-known, but few realize that while our noses only represent about 1% of our skin, it accounts for almost 10% of all skin cancer cases. For those lucky spring skiers and mountaineers that are on snow covered mountains on beautiful bluebird days, this is a real risk. One of the worst sunburns I have ever had was after skiing Tuckerman’s on a beautiful spring day. It wasn’t very warm, so sunburn wasn’t even on my mind until it was too late. This is one of the reasons we created our lightweight nose guard, the faceGlove FLEX. It folds up to the size of chapstick and can be easily put on to protect our faces on those beautiful days. 

A nose guard serves as a reliable tool to protect your nose from the harsh elements of cold and sun exposure. Whether you're braving the freezing cold or basking in the sunshine, a nose guard provides essential defense against frostbite and sun damage. Embrace the versatility and convenience of a nose guard, and prioritize the protection and well-being of your nose and cheeks in all seasons and situations.

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