Sportswear For Your Skin
Sportswear for Your Skin
As an athlete, you probably track your speed, distance, and time throughout your workout to monitor your progress.
We take a lot of things into consideration throughout our training. Well, what about your skin?
Nourish Your Skin From the Inside, but Protect it From the Outside
Firm, healthy, nourished skin happens from the inside out—and the outside in. Sure, adequate hydration, a nutritious diet, and a proactive skincare regimen make a difference.
But how many of us seriously consider protecting our skin from outside elements? As a scientist, biochemist, and nature lover, I’ve discovered that pollution, road grime, and sun damage aggressively attack the skin in millions of nasty microscopic ways. That’s why you need sportswear for your skin!
When going out for a run on a damp, chilly day, we don’t put much thought into grabbing a warm, tech vest to keep our bodies comfortable and dry. Get in the habit of thinking the same way about your skin. Your largest organ needs some protective sportswear too. That’s where sun protection and ceramides come in.
Sunblock is Your Base Layer
Skin protection begins with a good sunblock, so be sure to apply it before your outdoor workout. It minimizes the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays and reduces the risk of skin damage. Our SPF skincare products (coming soon!) hydrate the skin and create a barrier against the sun and other outdoor elements.
Your skin also needs some good, old-fashioned fat. Ceramides should be another part of your skin’s “wardrobe”! A family of lipids (aka fat molecules) that serve as the skin’s natural moisturizer, ceramides aid in preserving it by creating a protective layer that helps prevent moisture loss and shields the skin from environmental aggressors. They play an essential role in helping lessen the impact of dryness and dehydration. Unfortunately, as we age, the body decreases the production of ceramides. This can lead to dryness and cracking, which exposes the inner layers of the skin to various toxins and allergens from the environment.
Ceramides Top it Off
Applying topical ceramides can help fill in the cracks between the epidermal cells to create a smooth, more complete protective skin barrier, help prevent moisture loss, and minimize skin irritation from outside agents.
In short, ceramides can:
- Restore and reinforce our skin’s barrier function
- Prevent skin from losing water, thus improving hydration and elasticity
- Repair and balance our skin’s hydro-lipid mantle
- Keep skin healthier for longer
- Fight, prevent, and improve skin conditions like eczema or atopic, sensitive/irritated skin
What’s your skin wearing these days? Thinking beyond “just sunblock” and adding a ceramide product to your skin’s “wardrobe” will make a significant improvement in the condition of your skin. Now, that’s what I call performance sportswear!