There are lots of commonly accepted beliefs about running—many of which are pure hokum. Running will make you look older. Running makes you feel young, but could it make you look ancient? These cosmetic issues were there before running, and being active does not make the skin less elastic. Fortunately, you can do something to prevent this: Bartus suggests wearing sunscreen, a hat or visor, sunglasses and running clothing with a UPF ultraviolet protection factor rating to protect skin.
Little do we know that all of this can have an effect on the way we look. These are some of the definite signs of a "runner's face". Here's what we'd recommend! Sagging skin is a common side effect of intense workouts aimed at burning fat. Your facial skin is also affected by these changes.
Sagging skin is something that we will all have to face sooner or later. Moreover, we have our old friend gravity to thank for those droopy cheeks and jiggly jowls. A good predictor of your future skin health is to look at your parents, especially your mother.
Until just a few weeks ago, I had no idea that "runner's face" existed. Of course I'd seen distance runners with skinny faces on my weekend runs but I hadn't actually twigged that this was something to worry about — let alone a Problem With a Name. I was first alerted to this potential source of anxiety by a beauty tips article in a running supplement.