How working up a sweat keeps your skin healthy.
- Always remove your makeup prior to working out
- Clean your face as soon after working out as possible
- Rehydrating is an important step to keeping your skin fresh
There is no doubt that hitting the gym for a daily sweat sesh has some serious benefits for your bod, but have you ever thought about what it can do for your skin?
Getting a daily dose of exercise helps lower cortisol levels – a hormone released in response to stress that can lead to a breakdown in the collagen of the skin, eventually leading to wrinkles. In addition to bringing amazing stress relief, exercise leads to an increased production of collagen and ultimately, firmer, younger looking skin.
Sweating is a natural way for your body to clear the dirt and toxins that accumulate in your pores and activating this process daily can contribute to that healthy glow we are all striving for. Think of it as a trip to the spa. According to Dr. Mauro Romita, a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Ajune Center for Beauty Synergy in New York City, exercise enhances circulation bringing blood flow and oxygen to the skin and increases the delivery of nutrients. This process helps repair damage from daily environmental insults like the sun.
A few things to remember so your fitness routine doesn’t have a negative impact on your complexion:
Always, always, remove your makeup. Working out with a face full of makeup is a recipe for clogged pores and a breakout reminiscent of pre-pubescence.
Ditch the dirty duds. Hanging out in your sweaty gym clothes allows oil and grime to get comfortable, often resulting in body breakouts. Even if you can’t shower post-workout, freshen up with a cleansing wipe and switch to a fresh change of clothes.
Moisturize. Intense exercise can be unforgiving on already sensitive skin (the skin on your face is more delicate than anywhere else on your body!). Rehydrating after your workout is an important step to in giving back what may have been lost through sweat.
No more excuses, get moving and enjoy the benefits a healthy, fit body!
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