The Skin You’re In

For ath­letes, a healthy skin-care rou­tine is as vi­tal as stretch­ing. Here’s the 411 on how to best take care of your body’s largest or­gan.

Oxygen - - Contents - By Jill Schild­house

An ath­lete’s skin takes a beat­ing. Here’s how to give it some TLC.

Your skin is the per­ma­nent, pro­tec­tive coat you’ve been as­signed to wear dur­ing this life­time — shield­ing your in­sides against the out­side, reg­u­lat­ing your tem­per­a­ture and cre­at­ing that al­limpor­tant vi­ta­min D. And re­gard­less of its freck­les, wrin­kles, specks, spots or scars, it’s im­por­tant to treat your skin like the fab­u­lous de­signer out­fit it is.

But let’s be hon­est: As ath­letes, we reg­u­larly abuse our skin, ex­pos­ing it to sun, sweat, wind, chaf­ing and more. But just like you help your mus­cles re­cover from train­ing, so should you nur­ture your skin af­ter ex­er­cise.

“If the eyes are the win­dow to the soul, your skin is a mir­ror of your phys­i­cal and emo­tional well-be­ing,” says Karin Her­moni, Ph.D., skin-care ex­pert and head of science and nutrition at Ly­cored, a well­ness com­pany based in New Jer­sey. “Adopt­ing an ef­fec­tive beauty reg­i­men to­day will be re­flected in your skin in the fu­ture.”

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