If it's not one thing, it's dr. Brian Glatt!
April 23, 2012
It's a well known fact that when you burn fat, you don't always burn it where you wánt to burn it. And as a forty-plus runner you risk burning the fat in your face, therefore making yourself look old before your time. Oh goody.
Dr. Brian Glatt explains:
Runner’s face generally occurs in both men and women ages 40+ who exercise to improve their body, and in doing so end up with a skeletal and bony face. When exercising, an athlete burns off fat beneath the layers of his/her skin. 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. Though you may look like a 20-year-old from the neck down—your face will easily give away your age.
After scaring everybody, dr. Brian Glatt kindly offers a solution: botox or another injectable. It's a surefire way to make money: create a need by scaring people, then sell the remedy.
But if you're not scared, you can just slather on a good sun screen and use a hat to protect your face from the sun. That way you ensure your runner's face stays a happy face. That's what I intend to do!