Running & Face Sag / Wrinkles

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    Nov 01, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    I have read varying opinions on the long term effects of running on the elasticity of facial skin. Some claim it does impact collagen whereas others say it is all about the intensity of the running. Just wondering what RJers have read or experienced?
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    Nov 01, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    It's also a lot with diet. This happens with bodybuilders, fitness instructors, etc
    Exercise acidifies the body, the typical sports nutrition diet is super acidic and inflaming to the body as well. (Whey protein, synthetic supplements, chicken, beef, packaged protein bars, processed foods, artificial sweeteners)

    Chronic inflammation leads to premature aging, skin included.

    Athletes need way more greens/antioxidants and easy to digest/alkaline food to balance out the excess stress their bodies are being put through.
  • Dominican_Gen...

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    Nov 01, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    First time I hear those two are related. But you are 32! Why are you worrying about it?
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    Nov 01, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    I'd be more inclined to relate it to the incidence of long-term running and lower levels of body fat. As we age we naturally lose the fat deposits in our face which give us that rounded, youthful image. Lifelong runners accelerate this fat loss (you also see it with bodybuilders and anyone who goes through forced fat cutting, i.e. Skeletor face).
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    Nov 01, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    Some good food for thought - thanks guys. It wouldn't make me averse to running - just another reason for moderation like most things in life are supposed to be enjoyed icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 01, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidI'd be more inclined to relate it to the incidence of long-term running and lower levels of body fat. As we age we naturally lose the fat deposits in our face which give us that rounded, youthful image. Lifelong runners accelerate this fat loss (you also see it with bodybuilders and anyone who goes through forced fat cutting, i.e. Skeletor face).


    True. At some point you have to decide between thin body or full, youthful
    face.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 01, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    Since most runners do it outside, it's probably also an issue of weathering and adequate protection. Skincare is important and sunblock is a must.
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    Nov 01, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    turbobilly said
    Ariodante saidI'd be more inclined to relate it to the incidence of long-term running and lower levels of body fat. As we age we naturally lose the fat deposits in our face which give us that rounded, youthful image. Lifelong runners accelerate this fat loss (you also see it with bodybuilders and anyone who goes through forced fat cutting, i.e. Skeletor face).


    True. At some point you have to decide between thin body or full, youthful
    face.


    Yeah I remember Catherine Deneuve saying something similar.

    "At a certain age, you have to choose between your face and your ass.”

    Methinks a lot of gay men will choose the latter icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 01, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    Just use Retin-A. It helps a lot with wrinkles. My dermatologist put me on it for my acne, but now that that's gone I pretty much have flawless skin. I would even say that I have better skin than most of my peers who never had acne.
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    Nov 04, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    Oh Great, something else to stress about and further accentuate those wrinkles.

    I used to have a boyfriend that asked me not to smile because it made my laugh lines more cavernous.

    I guess I should just stick myself in a jar of formaldehyde and refrain from enjoying life but at least I'll look good. icon_biggrin.gif
  • reges198

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    Nov 04, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    Timbales saidSince most runners do it outside, it's probably also an issue of weathering and adequate protection. Skincare is important and sunblock is a must.


    ^This.
  • MixedJock91

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    Nov 04, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    if you're black or Asian, no worries, we wrinkle at like age 80+
  • reges198

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    Nov 04, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    MixedJock91 saidif you're black or Asian, no worries, we wrinkle at like age 80+


    ^This x 10.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 04, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    I didn't run. I still have the facial slag. I hate it!
  • MixedJock91

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    Nov 04, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    you have to keep your face moist (i.e. the oils in your face) having a dry face leads to cracks and wrinkles
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    Nov 04, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    26mileman said

    I used to have a boyfriend that asked me not to smile because it made my laugh lines more cavernous.


    ^ Permission to hunt this fleabag down and backhand whore slap him across the mouth?


    I like you even more than I did before.icon_cool.gif
  • FRE0

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    Nov 04, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    turbobilly said
    Ariodante saidI'd be more inclined to relate it to the incidence of long-term running and lower levels of body fat. As we age we naturally lose the fat deposits in our face which give us that rounded, youthful image. Lifelong runners accelerate this fat loss (you also see it with bodybuilders and anyone who goes through forced fat cutting, i.e. Skeletor face).


    True. At some point you have to decide between thin body or full, youthful
    face.


    And the full, youthful face might include a full, bulging stomach.