Skin-Care is a crucial part of your on and off the court health care.  It is easy to overlook it’s importance but your skin is crucial to maintaining good hydration (it keeps you from drying out), helping with detoxification and elimination of toxins(during sweating) and of course it is hormonally active (sun exposure helps you form the bio-hormone vitamin D).  However prolonged skin exposure to the sun can result in injury.  Thus prevention is key.  Here are some quick tips to remember.

  • Prevention:

–Avoid Excess Exposure

  • Sunscreen
  • Clothing
  • Scheduling
  • Location: Court Side

–Internal Sunscreen: 20-30% Cancer Risk

  • Quit Smoking
  • Avoid excess oxidizers
  • Fill up with the good stuff: Colorful fruits and veggies

–Yearly Doctor Skin Check

–Monthly Home Skin Check

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