• skincare
  • by KarlaSutton
  • September 22, 2009
  • 1

If you are a golfer, you need to pay extra close attention to your skin.  Unlike sports like hockey, football, and baseball, the skin can be exposed to the sun for long periods of time and the lack of clothing protecting it can allow it to become damaged, dry, and even wrinkled.  This article is for anyone who plays golf and cares about their skin.

Golf is a sport that is obviously played outdoors.  Whether or not you live in the North or the South doesn’t really matter, because golf is normally played on hot, sunny days.  Golf can be played with long pants or shorts, but most people where “golf shirts” such as polos or other v-neck shirts with a collar.  Collars are normally a MUST at golf clubs across the world.

If you golf, there are several things you should take into consideration.

For starters, you need to apply plenty of sunblock to your neck, face, arms, and legs.  Sunblock keeps out the violent, damaging rays that are emitted by the powerful sun.  Sunblock comes in many different levels of spf, (sun protection factor, a method of rating the strength of the sunblock) and can be sold in many shapes, colors, and sizes.

The important thing is that you apply sunblock early and often.  Sun can cause excessive skin damage, and in some cases, wrinkles.  Nobody wants to have wrinkles, of course, and most people who do wrinkle do not realize those affects for several years later.  The only instant damage obtained by the sun is sunburn, which can be painful and very embarrassing.

An eye cream can also help you on the golf course. Your eyes are the windows to your soul, so why not treat them that way?  Eye creams help prevent puffy eyes, which can be caused by the sun, as well as eye bags.  A good eye cream can also prevent wrinkles, something that should be thought about whether you golf or not.

After golf, apply a good moisturizer.  Daily moisturizers are key to keeping the skin fresh, hydrated, and toned.  They also help treat any damage that could have been caused by the sun, so its best to keep this applied to the skin early and often.

If you golf, keep these tips in mind.  You won’t ever have a chance to turn back time and re-apply these creams, and the long-lasting effects of the sun, such as wrinkles, are nothing to take lightly.

Karla A. Sutton is an anti aging author and regular contributor to DermaTalk.com

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