We love working out. After all, it's great for your body, mind, and soul. But what about your skin? What happens to your skin when you're training, and how do you manage any effects post-workout to make sure your skin stays healthy and happy? In this blog post, we will discuss some of our favourite post workout skin care tips and skincare products that will help keep your skin looking its best!
What happens to your skin during exercise?
When you exercise, your skin does more than just sweat. In fact, working up a good sweat can have some pretty amazing benefits for your skin. For starters, sweating helps to flush out toxins and impurities that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. It also helps to unclog pores and promote cell turnover, which can give your skin a healthy glow. In addition, sweating helps to regulate body temperature, and it’s also a natural sunscreen. When you sweat, your body produces an oily substance called sebum, which helps to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. So next time you’re working up a sweat, remember that it’s good for your skin!
However, there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to working out and your skin, and it's especially important to understand how to care for your skin post-workout and what can happen if you don't.
How do I take care of my skin post-workout?
Now that you know a bit more about what's going on with your skin during a workout let's go over some post-workout skin care tips that will help you to properly take care of your skin after exercise to ensure it stays healthy and happy.
Tip #01: Cleanse your skin as soon as possible post-workout.
This is probably the most important tip on this list. It's essential to remove sweat, bacteria, and any makeup that may have melted during exercise. Not doing this can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. We recommend using a gentle cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils –– like our Gentle Gel Cleanser, which actively works to remove impurities without drying out the skin.
Tip #02: Use a post-workout serum or treatment.
After you've cleansed your skin, the next post workout skin care tip is to apply a post-workout serum or treatment. This step is vital because it will help to replenish any nutrients lost during exercise and help to hydrate and protect the skin throughout the rest of your day. For this, we love our Collagen Serum, which contains Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate the skin, Collagen to smooth the skin, AND Vitamin C to help brighten and protect the skin.
Tip #03: Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
Because your skin can lose a lot of moisture while you're working out, it's critical to make sure you're replenishing that moisture after exercise, even if you have oily skin! By doing so, you are effectively ensuring that your skin doesn't dry out and remains protected from environmental aggressors. We recommend using a light, oil-free moisturiser post-workout to avoid clogging pores.
For this, you can try our Daily Moisturiser, which is specially designed to decongest pores and dissolve dead skin cells, making it a perfect post-workout solution. Did we mention it also quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy residue?
Tip #04: Don't forget the SPF!
We know we said that sweating helps to protect your skin from UV rays, but it's still important to apply sunscreen post-workout –– especially if you're going to be outside for an extended period of time. And, since you've already cleansed and moisturised your skin, applying sunscreen will be a breeze. We recommend our Mineral SPF, which is a physical sunscreen that contains zinc oxide to provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Final Thoughts On Post Workout Skin Care
Lastly, whenever you exercise, do your best to stay hydrated by drinking water. This might seem like an obvious one, but water is really one of the most important components to taking care of your skin, in fact, being well-hydrated in order to stay healthy and function properly. Drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways to ensure that your skin gets the moisture it needs.
We hope you found these post-workout skincare tips helpful! Remember, cleansing, treating, moisturising and protecting your skin post-workout is essential to keeping your skin looking and feeling its best. So next time you hit the gym or go for a run, don't forget to take care of your skin afterwards!
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