With nearly year-round good weather, many Las Vegans are regular exercisers and many participate in rigorous training or endurance challenges. While staying active and healthy is beneficial for both your mind and your body, it does give your skin some special needs.
Many studies have shown rigorous exercise can cause oxidative stress, as significantly higher levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are produced. This exceeds the body’s natural antioxidant defenses and as a result the body pulls antioxidants from tissues stores, depleting the body’s reserve of antioxidants. Over time cell and tissue damage occur. In addition, these athletes will naturally have more free radicals in their body as result of high-intensity workouts and time spent outdoors exposed to UV rays
Athletes need a skin care regimen that will put as much back into the skin as is being taken out, if not more. The focus should be on infusing the skin with antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids to reduce that free radical damage as much as possible
At home, your three step process should include these steps:
Cleanse: With strenuous workouts or excessive heat the body naturally produces sweat and oil. Wash your face and get out of your sweaty clothes and into the shower as soon as possible. Sweat laden clothes can cause skin irritation and breakouts.
Rebuild: Antioxidants, peptides, and minerals will replenish depleted skin. And of course, proper hydration is key, as every athlete knows!
Protect: Use sunscreen with natural mineral blockers like zinc and titanium dioxide, which provide minerals and good protection to help keep your skin at optimal health.
And of course, professional facials and skin treatments are great for rejuvenation and infusing the skin with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Don’t let all your hard work be overshadowed by poor skin. Call or schedule your appointment today!