In addition, Dr. Adams offered these sun-safety tips for outdoor fitness buffs:
-- If possible, seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV rays are
-- Runners and those engaging in other outdoor sports should wear
broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and reapply
frequently when sweating. Stash sunscreen in your pockets as a
reminder to reapply and wear dark-colored clothing which has built-in
PF, if possible. Hats should always be worn, and men should never run
with their shirts off.
-- Skiers should be aware that snow is 80 percent reflective, even in
shaded areas, and skiers are more likely to burn at higher altitudes.
"Being aware of the skin problems that can arise from indoor or outdoor exercise is a crucial first step in keeping your skin healthy and getting the most out of your workouts," said Dr. Adams. "If you have a concern about your skin, whether or not it's related to exercise, it's important to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment."
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology
(Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most
representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more
than 15,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing
the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin,
hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education,
and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for
a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact
the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or http://www.aad.org.
|SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology|
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