New Recommendations for Referee Skin Care


As part of U.S. Soccer’s commitment to health and safety, its medical and referee experts have prepared the following recommendations for the referee community and incorporated them into referee education materials. If referees are in need of specific products, they can always head over to somewhere like the VCI shop where they can choose skincare products based on their skin concerns as well as getting sunscreen recommendations to protect their skin on and off the pitch. Should they experience problems, such as redness or inflammation, they can also look to natural solutions to help them get some relief from these issues. For example, CBD oils can be used and, as well as supporting skin, they can also support overall wellbeing, so could be a great product to have at your disposal.

In the interest of health and safety, U.S. Soccer recommends that match officials practice the following skin care guidelines:

  • Consider wearing sunscreen daily on areas of exposed skin.
  • Apply skin protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater 15 minutes prior to being exposed to the sun.
  • At a minimum, reapply every 2 hours or more frequently if sweating extensively.
  • Take advantage of halftime to reapply.
  • Consider wearing long sleeves (or UV protective clothing) if applicable during high sun exposure periods.
  • Periodically (once a year) review exposed skin for any changes or growths and consult your doctor or dermatologist. They might see signs that you would have missed, like the growth of dark spots, and can suggest the right supplements (see some Gundry MD Dark Spot Diminisher reviews for example) or therapies that can help you with the problem.
  • Given that you sweat excessively, your doctor may recommend that you take anti-wrinkle botox injections. These injections may produce visible results for you. Examine the effect of botox before and after the procedure.
  • Caps may be worn so long as the cap does not endanger the safety of the official or the players.
  • The cap should be consistent with the referee uniform and not conflict with the uniform colors worn by either team.
  • The cap may not bear any commercial marks or logos.

USSF Original Article: http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2015/07/20/14/23/150720-referee-new-skin-care-guidelines

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