How does exercise affect your skin? And how do you take care of your skin before and after exercising? Working out can make your skin glow but can also cause problems if not treated right. Here are our best tips!
How does exercising affect different types of skin conditions?
There are clear indications that stress negatively affects eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, etc. Exercising has proven to dampen the body’s response to stress which shows that a good workout may be the answer to alleviating the problem. However, if your rosacea is in a flare-up phase you should aim for a calmer workout such as yoga or pilates. Going outside for a walk or bike ride in the fresh air is also good for your skin.
Does exercising regularly help prevent aging?
Yes, it can actually. The increased blood circulation is good for the skin as it provides nutrition and oxygen to the cells while also boosting cell renewal and collagen production. The beauty of it all is that the circulation continues improving even after your session is done which makes the effect long-lasting. Exercising also makes it easier for the body to get rid of impurities and waste products it does not need.
Why do you get pimples from exercising?
When you work out your sweat mixes together with dirt, makeup, sunscreen, and oil, etc. which can easily clog your pores. The bacteria that cause small itchy bumps, thrive and enjoy the darkness within the inside of a pore. It is common with pimples on your back, shoulders, and your face from working out.
How to avoid getting pimples from exercising?
One way is to carefully cleanse your face after exercising. Equally as important is moisture – do not dry out your skin! The goal of cleansing is to remove dirt, sweat, and sebum. A deep cleanse with a clay mask etc. is also good to do from time to time. Our purifying mud mask contains Niacinamide and Zink, two ingredients that effectively treat pimples and enlarged pores. You will also find calming ingredients that work well for irritated and red skin. Another tip if exercising makes your skin break out is to dry off your sweat with a towel. However, the towel must be clean and fresh before every workout.
How to take care of your skin before and after exercising?
Exercise is important, it keeps your body happy and healthy. You obviously want your skin feeling the same way as well, without having to compromise. In order to avoid problems, some simple steps make a big difference. You need products that protect the skin while exercising but also ones that calms, hydrates, and restore balance afterward. Here are some tips:
- A mild cleanser to remove makeup before exercising and dirt and sweat afterward is step 1. cleansing facial wash is nice but effective, works fast, and comes in a practical tube easy to bring along in your gym bag.
- Always hydrate after cleansing, both before and after your workout. To avoid the feeling of a lid covering your skin when you start getting warm, we would recommend a lightweight product such as the treatment niacinamide formula. It has a soothing gel-like consistency containing Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, and Salic acid that strengthen the skin barrier and work against small itchy bumps and enlarged pores while clearing your skin. You may also use it after a workout but make sure to cover up with a moisturising cream on top. Moisturising cream gel melts nicely on the skin full of moisture containing Niacinamide.
Should I wear sunscreen while exercising?
Sunscreen is incredibly important when exercising outside to prevent sun damage and aging of the skin. With our hydrating sun protection spf 50, you get a pleasant sweatproof formula that moisturises your skin leaving it nice and soft. Do you jog or ski outside during winter? Sunscreen should be applied even then.
Do you go to the gym? Be sure to wipe down machines and utensils before using them to avoid getting other people’s bacteria on your skin. You should of course wipe them down after as well, but unfortunately, not everyone does that.
Emma’s exercise tips
Plan your workout schedule the previous week and make sure to stick to your sessions. This will make it hard to find easy excuses. There are plenty of good fitness apps you can download, making it more accessible to fit in a 25-minute session between life and errands. You can find everything from yoga to cardio and they can be quite fun too!