Sunburn, windburn, dry, chapped, chlorine-damaged skin are just a few issues us runners, cyclists and swimmers suffer from. We put our bodies through the ringer with vigorous training schedules in all sorts of climates and environments that wreak havoc on our skin and we sometimes forget how hard all of that is on our biggest organ! Working in the medical/cosmetic industry and being sometimes a little *cough*vain*cough*, I learned early on how important it is to take care of my skin. I know it may not seem as important as focusing on your muscle aches and pains, icing the ouchies and foam rolling the tight spots, but your *insert older age here*-year-old-self will thank you for taking care of your skin now!
So, what’s a runner to do? I follow my usual skin regimen of cleansing morning, night and post-run or swim, I use a toner to balance my skins pH, I always, and I mean ALWAYS, use sunscreen, even on those dreary Vancouver days, and most importantly I MOISTURIZE!!! So, having said all of that, I’d like to share with you guys my favorite go-to moisturizer that I’ve been using for the past 3 years: Linacare’s Transforming Face Cream!
Linacare is a Vancouver-based company that has focused on making a few genius face and body products that are hypoallergenic, unscented, non-greasy (perfect for sweaty runners skin) and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. Linacare is perfect for all skin types including, sensitive or reactive skin. I love slathering on the body cream if my skin is feeling particularly dry from the chlorine in the pool or when I fall victim to overexposure of the sun, for the best absorption apply your body moisturizer just after towelling off from the shower or bath. For my face, I swear by the Transforming Face Cream, it’s helped me keep smooth, glowing, soft skin, even when I’m in the pool a few times a week and out running in the elements almost every day. WIN!
If you want to give Linacare a try, you can shop on their website, which I’ll link (here). Or if you want to try it for FREE, thanks to the good people over at Linacare, I have an awesome gift set (50ml Transforming Face Cream & 115ml Rehydrating Body Cream, retail value $98.00) to give away to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do is leave me a comment below, or comment on the link to this blog that will be pinned to the top of my facebook page, let me know what your biggest skin woes are, fill me in on your favorite product line, or just simply say hey, I want to win some cream! 🙂 I’ll choose a winner at random after the giveaway closes January 21st. Guys don’t be shy, this one isn’t only for the ladies, you know us girls are suckers for guys with soft, touchable skin too 😉
**Giveaway closes January 21st at midnight**