It’s no secret that breaking a sweat is great for your overall health and physique. However, what many don’t realize is that working out can also improve the look and health of your skin. Here’s how:
When you work out, your body begins to pump blood to the skin. This increase in oxygen-rich blood flow delivers nutrients and wakes your skin, giving you a beautiful post-workout glow. Exercise first thing in the morning for a healthy vibrant glow to start your day.
Contrary to popular belief, working out doesn’t cause breakouts. In fact, breaking a sweat can actually help clear your skin problems from the inside out. When you sweat, your body is ridding itself of toxins and unclogging your pores.
In order to reap the full benefits of a full sweat session, be sure to wash your breakout-prone areas directly after exercise. One way to ensure this is to carry fragrance-free facial wipes in your gym bag for a quick and easy cleanse. We also recommend leaving the make-up at home when hitting the gym. Wearing makeup only further clogs your pores and can set you back in the healing process.
We all know the stress-relieving benefits of regular exercise. Working out helps maintain healthy levels of the stress-related hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is also known to cause a breakdown in collagen, increasing fine lines and wrinkles. We definitely don’t want to see that happen! Go for a brisk walk in the morning, or take a weekly yoga class to reduce your stress and keep those wrinkles at bay.
Exercise can be an excellent complement to your overall skincare regimen. Regular sweat sessions help clear your skin, ward off unwanted wrinkles and give you a healthy glow.
What are you waiting for? Get moving! Don’t let the cold temps be your excuse to stay curled up on the couch all weekend long. Winter is the perfect time to work in some at-home workout routines.