Our second lecture in the "Skin health" series dealt with the topic "Influence of sport on the skin". Prof. Ständer showed us how we can care for our skin before, during and after sport.
Our largest organ - the skin - can do amazing things.
It is a protective shield against pathogens, regulates body temperature, protects the body from fluid loss and is our largest sensory organ.
When we do sport, our skin is particularly challenged. Exercise increases the blood flow to the skin and raises the body temperature. The skin has to compensate for this - by sweating.
However, mechanical stimuli can also stress the skin. Chafing and blisters on the feet when hiking or running, abrasions on the palms and knees when playing team and ball sports, calluses or chafing on the hands when playing tennis, sailing or rowing or chafing caused by friction with clothing when cycling or running marathons.
What can we do to look after the skin during sport?
- Drink plenty of fluids to compensate for water loss
- A healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, healthy fats and
High-quality protein and fiber
- Regular hygiene, but do not exhaust the skin with long, hot showers or baths.
- Care of the skin and nail areas
- Good footwear
- Breathable underwear and outer sportswear
Then our skin will also enjoy sport!
Many thanks to Prof. Ständer for the very informative lecture and a big thank you to all participants.
We look forward to the next lecture here at the SkinHealthCampus.
Don't miss it - for the sake of your skin ❤️