Fitness skincare tips for gym enthusiasts
June 15, 2013
Fitness Skincare Tips
Exfoliation is key. Did you know those who workout tend to have a extremely active skin cell turnover compared to normal people. Hence you will find that if you hit the gym regularly, you are left with flaky, chapped skin which is not a glamorous look at all. If you’re taking care of your body, you surely don’t want to leave the face behind. Moreover, a healthy glowing complexion suits that new body you are working towards and will compliment it much better. It’s a mistake however to think that simply by working out you will be automatically blessed with a glowing skin. It needs care and extra pampering and once paired with a workout routine and clean eating, can deliver fabulous results. Perfect for the summer time when you would want to flaunt a bare face more often.
First tip which might seem like an obvious one is to never workout wearing a full face of make-up. Some eye shadow, liner and mascara to give that eyes some definition and even a little bit of concealer to fake a good nights sleep and hide that pesky pimple can do no harm. However piling on a foundation, blusher and bronzer on will suffocate your skin, will not allow your pores to breath and won’t allow sweat to escape. This can cause sweat and oils to get trapped between your facial hair and make-up, clogging pores and eventually leading to a breakout.
Secondly, exfoliate three times a week with a non-abrasive acid exfoliant that can help shred debris and dead skin cells from your epidermis without disturbing your skins pH levels or agitating it. Look for products containing Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid for best hydration and exfoliation results. You can even get exfoliant masks, cleansers and face washes these days so ensure you have these exfoliation ingredients incorporated into your morning and evening skincare routine.
It may seem obvious that you have to hydrate your body with water however the more you workout, the more you’re sweating especially if this is a daily routine. Ensure not to stick to your recommended 8 glasses of water per day and exceed the limit to a much larger amount. For instant facial hydration, face mists containing Sodium PCA or Sodium Hyaluronate will help maintain the water level in the skin. Avoid sprays like Evian that will simply suck the moisture from your skin and infact dry it out even more. Keep one handy in your gym bag for pre and post workout.