Our skin is the largest living organ of the body and we need to take care of it.
Most people exercise to get fit, or stay fit, lose some weight or improve their overall quality of life, because exercise is vital to our overall health and wellness. But exercise has an amazing, positive impact on our skin. Exercise can improve our overall appearance including our skin.
Get a good sweat on!
When we exercise, we are increasing our blood flow to the living layers of the skin. Opening up those sweat glands can push out some of what clogs the pores, so it’s important to practice healthy hygiene post workout. If we don’t, we may run the risk of dirt and bacteria getting lodged in our pores and that’s not good…. If you can’t get a shower right away, then at the very least reach for your favourite facial cleanser and give your face a good cleansing.
Tone Those Muscles!
When our bodies are toned our skin takes on a more toned appearance. The more muscle tone we have the healthier and more youthful we will look. If you are living with cellulite and you aren’t thrilled with how it looks, consider exercising. It may give the whole area a more flattering appearance, diminishing the aesthetic effect of bumpy skin.
Go for the Glow!
If you want fabulous looking skin, then it’s time to exercise for a glowing skin. When you get your heart really pumping, it does wonders for your skin. the living layers of your skin receive a nice delivery of oxygenated blood and nutrients. When this happens your circulation is improved, which helps with your skin’s overall glow. You will then start to produce more natural oils, which will provide your skin with that healthy “glisten”.
If you want to clear your mind in the pursuit of mental clarity and relaxation (or fabulous skin) then take a long walk, an aerobics class or a swim in the pool. Exercise is wonderful at reducing stress and if you can achieve that, you will be able to see it reflected in your skin. Stressed out skin is never a good look. In fact if you can find an exercise routine that you enjoy, it will help to ease that stress.
Apply your SPF before you get started.
Avoid exercising when the sun is at it’s peak, which is usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Don’t wear tight and restricting clothes when exercising or you may get skin chafing which leads to skin irritation.
Chlorinated pools and salt water can both be a bit dehydrating to the skin and hair, so shower as soon as possible afterwards.