Out of the long list of things athletes have to worry about: muscle damage, ligament damage, technique, soft tissue damage, recovery time, diet, etc… Skincare doesn’t tend to rank very highly. We think this is a mistake, particularly for sports which require strain on your hands such as weight lifting, rowing and obstacle racing.
Skin is a fairly delicate thing that if damaged, needs a good amount of time to heal before being used again. This can be an infuriating and tedious process for those of us who don’t want to or can’t afford to have time off from our work-out routines. Here at w.o.d.w, it still surprises us that athlete skincare hasn’t become a bigger thing on the market considering the importance of it for the progress and comfort of athletes.
In almost all other areas of sports’ equipment and care, there have been big technological advances and innovations to make activities easier and better for athletes. However, skincare still hasn’t been fully acknowledged as a key part of caring for yourself and improving your performance.
Skin is our shell, our biggest organ and a part of us that is vital for our every day existence. If our skin is in ill-health, it takes its toll on both our physical and mental wellbeing; particularly for athletes. As well as these unignorable and incredibly important endorsements for the significance of athlete skincare, we’ve put together a list of why else it’s so important for you, as athletes to really care for the skin that helps you win:
All skin is different and and therefore demands different treatment which is why we offer a variety of different skincare products to help soothe and heal any damage. However, one thing we know to be true about all skin is that no matter how invincible we think it may be, it has a breaking point! Trying to prevent initial damage is just as important as treating it afterwards so treating your skin right all the time is vital.
There a variety of other ways to try and prevent your skin from being damaged during exercising but none of which we’ve found half as effective as . However, there ‘s no harm in doubling up on preventative measures to reduce the risk of tearing your hands. These are several other options to consider trying that we’ve come up with to help with preventing tears:
Whilst in an ideal world, we would all remember to take the right precautions and use our cream regularly, sometimes life can get in the way and make it tough to keep up a skin maintenance routine. So, if your skin does tear or get damaged what should you do?
We’re so passionate about getting the message across to all athletes that skincare is so important for both training and general health. We hope we’ve outlined in enough detail why you need to make sure your skin is looked after, how it can affect you and your training and if you are to get injured, the best way to fix it. What we’d most like to highlight is the fact that you need to keep up your skincare regime whether you’re training or not so that when push comes to shove, you won’t have to worry about your skin.