Healthy Skin for the Outdoor Athlete

May 20, 2014  | By Amy McClung, MD

 

From Barton Springs and Deep Eddy to Lady Bird trail and the greenbelt, Austin is an amazing city for outdoor activity. I love to run and exercise outdoors, but I have to admit that between the heat, sweat and the sun Austin can be a challenging place for an outdoor athlete (especially during the summer months).

There’s no doubt that being an athlete does put you at increased risk for some skin conditions, such as skin infections and photo-induced skin changes, including skin cancer. Just like getting in shape, keeping your skin healthy requires a good daily routine. Fortunately there’s a lot you can do to keep your skin beautiful for years to come.

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Amy McClung, MD
Amy McClung, MD is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated magna cum laude from Rice University with degrees in Kinesiology and Spanish. As an undergraduate, she was elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. While attending medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch, she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor society for top medical graduates. After completing a transitional year at Christus St. Joseph Hospital, she went on to complete her dermatology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.