Whether you accept it or not, there’s no denying that working out is not only good for the body but also for your skin. Exercising boosts your energy levels and improves blood circulation which in turn encourages the flow of oxygen and nutrients that nourish the skin cells throughout the body. Working out also eliminates toxins from the body through sweat while leaving you with a brighter, radiant complexion and flushed cheeks. Not to forget, you also feel better and happier as the body releases endorphins --- a naturally produced chemical in the body that relieves stress and pain. All these factors compiled together and feeling good from the inside out contribute to the post-workout glow.
But this glow doesn’t only have to last during the duration of your workout. In fact, there is a way you can maintain your glow and that clear complexion all day. Keep on reading to learn what you need to do in order to permanently maintain that post-workout glow.
By this, we don’t mean drink a gallon of water before starting your workout. Just drink enough water to regulate your body temperature. This will prevent dehydration or cramps during your workout.
While exercising, your body releases toxins through the pores in the form of sweat. The mixture of makeup, bacteria, toxins and other excess oils on the face can block your pores and result in acne or breakouts. So, to maintain a clear complexion, always wipe your face clean before and after a rigorous workout session.
Once you’re done with your workout, wash your face immediately with a mild cleanser and cold water to ensure no toxins are absorbed back into the skin. This will eliminate the possibility of germs and bacteria settling on the skin and blocking your pores.
It’s important to exfoliate your skin at least twice a week to get rid of any impurities that may have settled on the epidermis. Exfoliating not only removes the dirt, bacteria, oils that are on the skin but will also leave you with a clearer, glowing complexion.
Moisturising is necessary whether or not you work out, especially during winters. This will keep your skin soft and hydrated. Using a moisturiser post-workout can calm and soothe the skin while also preventing dilated and broken capillaries which are responsible for flushed and red skin.
Go on and flaunt your post-workout glow all day long by following these tips.
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