Healthy Skin & Skating


Photo Credit: Stephan Potopnyk

Competitive figure skaters spend long hours in the cold, dry air on a daily basis, which can take a toll on the health of their skin. Recently I had a conversation with a friend and former skater, Meagan Sudicky, about some of the damaging effects that we’ve experienced from either being at the rink for long periods of time or from the use of heavy makeup for performances and competitions.

One of the many things that makes figure skating unique as a sport is the artistic and performance side of it. It’s an art as much as it is a sport. This means that skaters not only want their fitness to be in top shape for competitions, it also means that we want to look great in order to be performance-ready.

Meagan is a skin care specialist for Rodan and Fields, a wonderful skin care company founded by dermatologists creating products for youthful, glowing skin.

I asked Meagan to share some of her knowledge as well as some of her experiences with skin care a