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By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
Yesterday, I got a press release in my inbox about something called "runner's face"--a so-called condition that affects many runners and avid exercisers.
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Is running, and vigorous exercise, messing with your face? Maybe, says a plastic surgeon in New Jersey whose staff has put out a press release yesterday warning fitness-minded women to beware.
"When exercising, an athlete burns off fat beneath the layers of his/her skin," the press release stated. "The marked loss of fatty tissue results in a loss of volume which leads to a prominent appearance of the bones, accelerated development of skin laxity and deepening of wrinkles." In other words, what's making your legs look hot, may make your face look, well, not.
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If your skin has taken a beating from pounding the pavement, there are ways to chase those wrinkles away, notes New Jersey Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr.