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How can exercise help sun-damaged skin?

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When you boost your heart rate and blood flow, you help your body undo skin aging by delivering more nutrients to cells that repair damage. A sweat session also makes your skin more taut and toned. Exercise also helps you keep a healthy weight. This is key since extra pounds weaken your skin’s support structure and lead to sagging.

SOURCES:

Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology, at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Repair (and Even Reverse) Signs of Sun Damage.”

Arielle Kauvar, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Oyetakin-White, P. , January 2015. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Cosgrove, M. , October 2007. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fruits and Veggies—More Matters. “Best of: Vitamin C.”

Patricia Farris, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Crane, J. , April 2015. Aging Cell

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Mona Gohara, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology, at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Skin Cancer Foundation: “Repair (and Even Reverse) Signs of Sun Damage.”

Arielle Kauvar, MD, clinical professor of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Oyetakin-White, P. , January 2015. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

Cosgrove, M. , October 2007. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Fruits and Veggies—More Matters. “Best of: Vitamin C.”

Patricia Farris, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.

Crane, J. , April 2015. Aging Cell

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 11, 2017

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