Runner's Face: Can Intense Exercise Cause Premature Aging?

Solution» Runner's face

It's hardly news that exercise is not only good for your body and soul but also for your skin and beauty. It helps maintain your vitality, promotes healthy circulation and slows down aging. To maintain your youthful and radiant look, no amount of anti-aging creams and serums will help unless you start from within. And it can be achieved through a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise.

Once the inside is taken care of, it's time to protect your hard-earned benefits from the outside with FRÉ Skincare, an innovative and comprehensive dermatology solution to common skincare damage caused by sweat, strenuous exercise, sun and other environmental factors. FRÉ's Argania Active Complex contains natural potent antioxidants. Our core products are specially formulated to protect skin from sweat and exercise-induced damage like premature aging, dryness, bumps, blisters, pimples, spots and sores.

Exercise and Your Skin

Exercise improves your skin. Running, which is a simple cardiovascular exercise, not only burns fat but also makes your skin look good! Here are just some of the benefits of running for skin

  1. Radiant and beautiful complexion
  2. Rids your body of toxins that clog pores
  3. Boosts skin circulation for efficient nutrient delivery
  4. Reduces stress which triggers certain skin conditions
  5. Reduces breakouts

Despite the wonderful impact of exercise on skin health, there are still some negative impacts that strenuous exercise can have on your facial skin. Runner's Face occurs when your cheeks sag or appear skeletal as a result of intense bouncing, fat-burning and regular exposure to the sun.

Women and men who have run marathons often suffer from "runner's face" in their late thirties. Runner's face isn't the only skin problem caused by strenuous exercise. Many workout enthusiasts experience sweat-induced acne, dryness, skin infections, sun damage, and chaffing because of exercise. Sweat creates a warm and moist environment conducive to bacteria growth. This is further aggravated by wearing sunscreen or makeup which clogs your pores causing bacteria to be trapped inside. Equipment that you may come in contact with while at the gym increases exposure to bacteria.

Does this mean you should think twice before exercising? Of course not. All the more so as exercise-related skin damage can be prevented and treated

7 Common Skin Problems Caused by Exercise

7 Common Skin Problems Caused by Exercise

The Solution: 123FRÉ Skin Care Treatment

Formulated for sweating skin. 

123FRÉ is a comprehensive 3-step anti-aging treatment that creates healthy and resilient skin for women who love to work out. Its formulas and textures are specially suited to skin that sweats. 

Step 1: "Protect Me" is an ultra-light SPF30 moisturizer. It is water-resistant, won't clog pores and won't sting eyes when you sweat (ophthalmologist tested).

Step 2: "Purify Me" is a hydrating facial cleanser that soothes, de-stresses, hydrates and rebalances skin pH, post-workout.

Step 3: "Revive Me" is a specialized anti-aging serum that regenerates collagen and skin elasticity.

All products are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic. 

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I have to say that I was blown away by the quality of the products! There simply is no other way to put it. And what surprised me most was that I wasn't the only one to notice that my skin looked better; people complimented me for having this "certain glow".


I have a very sensitive skin (that easily gets irritated from sweating during workout and from the changing weather conditions here) and the Fré samples calmed and soothed the skin directly after the first use.

Fré Active Ingredients Delay Aging

FRÉ's dermatological products include the following ingredients: Argania Active Complex, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, stem cells, sterols to protect skin from premature aging caused by exposure to free radicals from UVA, UVB, AND IRA sun exposure and pollution. Active ingredients: Argan Stem Cells, Chamomile, Feulic Acid, Melissa & Rooibos, Polyphenols, Vitamin A, B5, E, Squalene, Symcalmin & Bisapol.

Fré Active Ingredients Delay Aging

Argan Strong Anti-Aging Benefits

Argan organic oil is one of FRE's main ingredients that help it yield anti-aging benefits. The oil is widely popular around the world for its health and cosmetic properties including essential fatty acids particularly linoleic acid as well as vitamins A and E. They work together to help improve skin condition. Its benefits include the following:

  • Fights off skin infections
  • Controls sebum production
  • Maintains the pH balance of skin
  • Restores vital nutrients inside the skin cells
  • Neutralizes the effects of harmful free radicals
  • Rehydrates and restores skin its natural elasticity
  • Reduces appearance of marks, scars, and burns

Fré Clinically Proven Skincare Line

FRÉ only uses clinically tested and FDA-approved formulas that have been proven to protect the skin from sweat and exercise-induced damage while maintaining a natural and light-weight consistency that allows skin to breathe as you exercise.

FDA approved tests:

  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Ophthalmologist Tested
  • SPF 30
  • Water Resistant

123FRÉ Facial Skincare Routine

Step 1: "Protect Me"
  1. Apply to facial, neck, and décolleté skin prior to workout.
  2. Massage until fully absorbed.
Step 2: "Purify Me"
  1. Apply directly to skin post-workout.
  2. Massage into skin with a facial sponge.
  3. Rinse.
Step 3: "Revive Me"
  1. Apply several drops of serum to clean skin.
  2. Massage for overall coverage.
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FRÉ Skincare Natural Ingredients

You don't have to compromise between exercise and your skin health. Inspired by active and resilient women, FRÉ skincare products are specially formulated to help protect, cleanse, and repair skin that has undergone damage caused by sweat, environmental factors and intense exercise. Launched in October 2016, we are committed to promoting healthy beauty in motion thanks to our botanical-based research & development.