It becomes easier for the coronavirus to infect someone when they have a weak immune system. We must do everything in our capacity to win the war against this deadly virus. Since we still do not have a vaccine for it, we have limited options to combat it. Two ways to protect yourself – maintain good hygiene and strengthen your immunity system naturally. Let’s take a look at the latter option. In order to boost our immunity system without medication, we must get a good night’s rest of at least 8-9 hours, eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and exercise for an hour every day.
Exercising often will not only tone your body and improve your mood but will also reward your skin with a gorgeous glow. Glowing skin is often associated with health that’s why so many people work hard for it. While sweat is something to be celebrated, let’s take a minute to focus on the next step.
Sweat is harmless and odourless, but when it mixes with bacteria and dirt present on the skin’s surface, it can clog your pores and that itself can lead to breakouts and rashes. Hence it’s important to have a post-workout skincare routine in place. Like this one!
As soon as you finish working out, you must wash your face. Don’t wait for the sweat to air-dry as it could mix with the dirt, oil and gunk on the skin. Use a mild cleanser to keep your pores squeaky clean. Milky, gel-based and anti-bacterial cleansers are the type we recommend. Use lukewarm water to wash off the cleanser as cold water will cause your pores to close and you won’t actually get much cleaning done. If you don’t have access to water, face wipes work too.
After washing your face, you’ll want to reach out for your towel next. Don’t wipe your face with it, gently and slowly pat the towel on your skin to absorb the water. Wiping aggressively and in haste can damage the skin and cause it to become red. Also, don’t wipe every drop from your skin. Let your skin be slightly damp and move on to the next step.
Post working out, your skin is prone to becoming red and sensitive. You need something to calm it down before applying moisturiser or serum. Something like a facial mist will do the try. Once your skin is damp, spray some of it on your face. This will help to make your skin feel fresh, smoother and more hydrated.
Allow the face mist droplets to air-dry on your skin and then apply serum all over your skin. Serums help in refining pores, reducing skin fatigue post-workout and improving your skin’s texture.
Applying a moisturiser to your skin should be your last step. Nothing too heavy that will clog your pores. A light gel-based moisturiser will keep your skin soft, dewy and healthy post-workout.
Skincare is self-care. Look after your skin and it will reward you by looking its best!