Just two days away from the biggest sporting event- The London Olympics! You are training hard at your practice camps, burning the midnight oil pumping, flexing and toning your muscles. You are focused to perform your best!
Are you in the ‘skin’ of your game? Are you protecting, nourishing and taking care of your largest organ- your skin? Here are 2 quick skincare tips that should help :
Get Friendly With Your Sun and Sunburn:
Taylor who lives by the philosophy , “Got Skin In The Game?” says that athletes hate wearing sunscreen, although they know they should! But most sunscreens sting their eyes. So what is the next best thing? Pure Shea nut butter or a product with more than 1/3 Shea nut butter works great for their skin. Shea nut butter will give some UVA/UVB protection, plus it protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage and is highly moisturizing.
Aesthetician and Sports loving Carolyn adds, ” Please use a broad spectrum Sun Protection of no less than an SPF 30 for any workout in the sun whether it is in the summer or winter. I use and recommend the Celazome Moisturizing SPF 30 waterproof sunscreen that time releases over 8 hours so I don’t have to reapply as I run.
Win Against Your Dry Skin Woes:
Athletes tend to have very dry skin due to all of the exposure to the elements (sun, rain, wind, cold). Carolyn says that the delicate skin area of both eyes and lips should not go untreated. You work out not only to be healthy but to look healthy so using a nice gentle eye cream around the entire eye area will keep your eyes hydrated as well as nourished, I use and recommend Eye Treat from Celazome. The lips can get chapped and lines can show up prematurely if not treated daily. Using Lip Treat with its peptides and nourishing Vitamin C, E, Aloe, Shea Butter and Green Tea Extract is all you need for daily repair.
Taylor tells you to look for products that contain natural plant based oils. They are easily absorbed into the skin and offer many vitamins and fatty acids that will moisturize and hydrate the skin. Providing more insight she says that female athletes are more at risk for exposure to developmental toxins. The average person puts up to 126 unique chemicals on their skin daily, women more so than men. Avoid these exposures by using only organic and/or natural products on your hair, face and body.
Get into the ‘skin’ of your game= Go for gold!
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