Winter can be a magical time of year to engage in outdoor exercise. Whether you're hitting the slopes for skiing or snowboarding, or simply going for a refreshing run or bike ride on a crisp winter morning, the experience can be exhilarating. However, exercising in colder temperatures can present unique challenges for your skin. In this blog post, we'll explore common skin issues faced during winter workouts and provide essential tips and recommended products from Premax to help you maintain healthy skin while staying active.
During winter, the cold, dry air and indoor heating can quickly dehydrate your skin, especially when you spend hours exercising outdoors. To replenish lost moisture, it's crucial to drink plenty of water and use a high-quality restorative and soothing cream. Consider incorporating Premax Recovery Cream into your skincare routine for deep hydration and recovery after your workouts.
Many people underestimate the importance of sun protection during winter months. However, even when the temperature drops, the sun's UV rays can still damage your skin. It's recommended to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher whenever the UV index is 3 or greater. For outdoor winter workouts, Premax Sunscreen for Sport is a lightweight and breathable option that provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, safeguarding your skin from harmful rays.
Protect Your Skin from the Wind & Cold
The combination of wind and cold temperatures can be harsh on your skin. Athletes competing in winter sports often use sports tape to shield their facial skin from the elements. While you may not need to go to that extreme, it's essential to protect your facial skin from wind, cold, and UV radiation. Pair Premax Weather Defence Facial Cream, which guards against wind and cold, with the Sunscreen for Sport to create a protective barrier. Apply sunscreen first, allowing it to dry, and then layer the weather defence cream on top.
Layering up for winter workouts can increase the risk of chafing, particularly at the seams of your clothing. Ensure you wear well-fitting apparel and apply an anti-chafe balm like Premax Anti Friction Balm to vulnerable areas and hot spots. For cyclists, indoor sessions on a trainer can make you more susceptible to saddle sores. Protect your saddle area with Premax Chamois Cream to prevent discomfort and potential injuries.
Exercising in the cold often prompts athletes to seek heat rubs or embrocation creams for perceived warmth. While they don't physically warm your muscles, they can provide a comforting sensation and help keep your muscles relaxed. Premax Warm Up Cream offers a unique blend of a no-scent, comfortable warmth with magnesium, caffeine, sodium bicarb, and natural ingredients. It not only protects your skin from the wind but also enhances sensory stimulation.
Jakara Anthony x Premax
Premax is trusted by Winter Olympics Gold Medalist, Jakara Anthony, to protect her skin from the elements and improve her performance. Jakara relies on the full range of Premax products to keep her skin healthy and hydrated during intense winter training. She particularly appreciates the light and dry Premax sunscreen and how it complements the weather defence facial cream, allowing her to combat sun, wind, and cold simultaneously. The warm-up and recovery creams are also staples in her routine, providing necessary protection and promoting sweat evaporation.