Tips For Healthy Skin While You Train

16th October 2019
When we exercise, our dermis removes toxins, making it shine. However, in order to enjoy healthy skin every day, you'll have to adopt a few habits.

Although your skin gets visibly better as you exercise, if you want to maintain healthy skin all year long, you’ll have to adopt a few habits. In this article, we’ll share how to have healthy, shining skin and how to take full advantage of the benefits of working out.

Tips for healthy skin

If you practice sports, you have a 50 percent chance of having healthy skin. So, what about the other 50 percent? The other 50 percent is obtained by maintaining certain habits such as:

Using sunscreen

Are you going to be exercising outdoors? No matter the time of year, it’s wise to use sunscreen on all areas of your skin that aren’t protected by your clothing. Pay close attention to your habits, if you’re going to expose more areas while exercising, remember to use sunscreen.

Use sunscreens that are sweat resistant. This will keep you protected for the duration of your workout. Avoid oily products and remember to reapply often.

In addition, during the summer months, it’s advisable to avoid exercising during peak hours of the afternoon. Another useful tip is to wear a hat and sunglasses. All of the above will help you avoid the harmful effects of the sun’s rays.

Drink a lot of water

Hydration is not only important for recovering the fluids that are lost through sweat while exercising. It’s also key to having healthy and elastic skin all year round. If the dermis is dry, it’ll be more prone to wrinkles and expression lines.

Woman drinking water

Don’t wear makeup

If you go to the gym right after work, take a few minutes to remove all of your makeup. While you train the pores on your skin open up to allow for perspiration. 

However, if all of your pores are covered with a base or blush, they won’t be able to open up properly. This may lead to the appearance of pimples, grease, and blackheads. Never exercise while wearing makeup!

Exfoliate

You can use homemade solutions or special creams. Exfoliate at least once a week and make sure you apply moisturizer when you’re done. It’s also advisable to have a deep peel once a month.

Take a shower as soon as you finish exercising

Don’t stay drenched in sweat for too long. When you finish exercising, remove excess sweat by taking a warm showerAfter your shower, you can wash your face with some cold water in order to close your pores. When washing your face make sure you use a gentle soap.

Wash towels and other accessories

When you finish working out, your clothes go directly into the washing machine or the laundry basket. Do the same with the towels and other accessories such as sweatbands that you use while working out.

Fabrics that absorb sweat shouldn’t be reused without being washed. Unclean towels and sweatbands could introduce germs to your skinThis is a big mistake if you want to have healthy skin!

Wear appropriate clothing

Wearing appropriate clothing is very important if you want to have healthy skin. Wearing tight or thick garments will cause an accumulation of moisture which could cause fungus, irritation, and eczema. You could apply petroleum jelly or creams to high friction areas.

Woman resting

 Put your hair up

Put your hair up in a bun or braid in order to prevent it from bothering your faceBelieve it or not, if your skin is in contact with sweaty hair it could increase the chances of pimples appearing on both the face and back.

Don’t apply any products or styling creams to your hair before exercising. These products could irritate your scalp.

If you follow all of these tips, you’ll have healthy and radiant skin while getting the most out of your exercise. Don’t forget to moisturize your face in the morning and before you go to bed too. Use natural products that don’t contain chemicals. You could also seek the advice of a professional from time to time.

As we previously mentioned, exercise is just half of the equation when it comes to having healthy skin. Implement the tips mentioned above to maintain healthy skin all year around.

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