All the advice and treatments to avoid ending up with a "runner's face"
Do you like running or cycling every day? Careful you could become a "Runner Face"
In the United States they call "runner faces" women who practice a lot of physical activity in the open air, with skin aged by the sun, the face hollowed out by excess sport.
While moderate physical activity is healthy and helps us prevent cardiovascular disease, improve the immune system and keep fit, excessive sport is bad for skin health.
This happens for two important reasons: when you burn too much fat is lost and therefore the face also empties, losing tone. As if that weren't enough, it increases the production of free radicals, responsible for aging.
A recent research carried out by the Department of Dermatology of the Charité University of Berlin and published in an authoritative medical journal (European Journal of Applied Physiology). Research supports that just get over three 30-minute workouts a week, to increase the amount of free radicals in the epidermal tissue by 20% and, at the same time, decrease the presence in the epidermis of beta-carotene and lycopene, which are used by the body to fight the free radicals produced in exertion.
This decrease in natural antioxidants results in greater and shorter aging of the skin.
So what to do if you don't want to give up jogging every day?
First of all "run" for cover immediately, because according to the German study, the skin needs antioxidants in the 100 minutes following the end of training.
So here are all the beauty tips from Dr. Elisabetta Casale of the Glass Onion scientific team :
“ After the shower, immediately apply a powerful antioxidant such as V2 anti-aging serum in vials . V2 is a shock treatment – to be done in the cabin or at home – with the maximum concentration of pure vitamin C and vitamin E. Vitamin C as well as being a powerful antioxidant also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. The serum also contains plant stem cells that regenerate the epidermal tissue. A real lifesaver after the run.”
Then always remember to use a sunscreen that is also anti-aging even in winter before going for a run. You can choose between a 30 protection, more suitable in winter and a 50 suitable during the summer. Staminalis 30 face/body sunscreen , in addition to the high UV protection, preserves the integrity of the skin by protecting it from sun damage thanks to its phytoceutical complex, composed of Buddleja stem plant extracts and wheat germ oil, vitamin C, vitamin E plus the powerful enzyme SOD (Superoxide Dismutase which captures and counteracts free radicals).
Lastly, help yourself with your diet: for the epidermis of those who play sports, carotenoids are needed above all, which are found in higher concentrations in carrots, spinach and tomatoes, in which, if ripe, lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, also abounds . The advice is not to peel them, because lycopene, in fact, is mainly contained in the peel.
Now all that remains is to go back to training, good training everyone! And please, don't get a runner's face!! ”