We are all aware that exercise is great for our heart, lungs, and mental wellbeing, however, how many of us know the benefits it has for our skin? Regular exercise is an important key to healthier looking skin, as anything that promotes healthy circulation also leads to healthy and glowing skin.
As exercising increases blood flow, it assists in the nourishing of skin cells, as blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin. Ultimately, your skin is your body’s largest organ and it is affected by numerous lifestyle habits and choices, including your workouts and what you put on your skin. In addition to providing oxygen, blood flow also promotes collagen production, new skin cells and carries away waste products, which keeps the skin glowing and aids anti-ageing.
For that skin glow it is important to exercise and get your heart rate up. During a workout, your body releases toxins through your pores in the form of sweat which can cause irritation, and possibly a rash, if left on your skin for a long time. Be sure to clean your skin prior to exercising, so that anything that can potentially clog the pores is removed e.g. makeup and harmful skin-care products. To ensure that your skin is good to go before you exercise, wash your face with a cleanser such as our Liquid Black Soap.
To facilitate that post-gym glow for hours after your workout, make it a priority to wash your face as soon as possible. You should opt for a gentle (preferably natural) cleanser such as our Liquid Black Soap, this will remove sweat, oil and bacteria from your skin to prevent breakouts.
Top tip: Cleanse with lukewarm water to cool your skin down post-workout.
For the best results, follow up with a light moisturiser or facial oil containing antioxidants and vitamins to nourish skin such as our Baobab Oil to keep the glow for longer and to ensure that you always look fabulous whilst exercising, go to www.fugafit.com for stylish, comfortable gym & activewear.
P.S: Always remember to use sunscreen when exercising outside!