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Achieving Healthier Skin with Every Step

Did you know exercise promotes healthy skin? An increase in circulation can help nourish skin and flush cellular debris out of the system, essentially cleansing your skin from the inside. However, some dermatologic conditions, like acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis, can be made worse by exercise.

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Whether you are a casual athlete or a top competitor getting ready for the world stage tomorrow, you need to take care of your skin before and after a workout.

Keep skin clean.

Avoid wearing makeup when you exercise and always wear moisture-wicking, loose-fitting clothing to avoid chaffing.

Stay cool.

If you suffer from rosacea, eczema or psoriasis, hit the pool or workout in a cool environment to avoid potential flare-ups.

Wear SPF.

If you exercise outside, always wear sunscreen (even when it’s overcast). After you begin sweating, it takes 40% less UV rays to burn.

To better protect your skin, see a dermatologist regularly. Log into DermatologistOnCall.com today and start an online visit for more convenient care.

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