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Skin Care for Female Athletes

Women who participate in sports are faced with a variety of skin problems that might be generated from changes in temperature, blisters, irritations or trauma. Depending on the sport, female athletes often experience an overexposure to chlorine, the harmful rays of the sun or extreme hot or cold temperatures. All these conditions can play havoc with the skin of a female athlete.

Between training and competition, the skin of female athletes typically experiences an overabundance of sweat and dirt. Being exposed to these conditions day in and day out can damage their skin leaving it looking dried out, tired or older looking. Athletes certainly want to excel in their sport, but most want to look good whether they are competing or not.

One of the most common conditions female athletes are confronted with is body acne typically caused by form-fitting clothing and sweat. Most athletes wear some form of spandex that tends to trap excess sweat against their skin. As the sweat mixes with the bodyís natural oil a film is created that clogs their pores and blemishes or acne appear.

Another condition female athletes often face is dryness. With constant exposure to pool chlorine or hot and cold conditions the skinís moisture content is significantly reduced. This often causes the appearance of skin lines, wrinkles and flaky skin.

There are a number of steps female athletes can take to keep their skin healthy and glowing:

With a little extra care, your skin can look soft, smooth and young looking. So give your skin the time and attention it deserves.

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