The truth about exercising is that it isn’t just good for the body or for health, its also great for the skin. Working out increases the flow of blood and oxygen to your face resulting in a really nice glow and consistent exercise can show its benefits on the skin in the form of better texture and complexion. For many of us, the glowing complexion and the smoother texture don’t really seem to matter because of post-workout acne. Not everyone experiences breakouts because of exercise, but those of us that do know how stubborn and annoying these breakouts can be and exactly how they can discourage you from working out. Here are some ways in which you can avoid post-workout acne even when you’re drenched in sweat;
Make sure your face is clean!
All the sweat during exercise comes with a lot of bacteria that tend to mix in with makeup or any residue on the face and clog your pores making you break out. Make sure your face is completely clean before you workout so your pore can properly sweat without anything preventing the pores from breaking free
Keep the hands away!
Whether you’re using weights or doing some push-ups, your hands are bound to come in contact with something and get dirt or bacteria on them. When you touch dirty hands on the face that’s already sweaty, you can easily break out.
Wash the face
A trick that works for many people is washing the face right after exercise. By doing this you are not allowing any bacteria to remain on the face for long and actually cause breakouts by penetrating the pores. This will also help your face cool down and get rid of all the heat.
Keep the face free!
When you’re working out and completely in the zone, you don’t really notice is your dirty headband is getting on your forehead or if your hair is getting on your face. Keeping the face free from any irritants is crucial to avoid breakouts.
Use the right moisturizer
When a regular exercise routine you have to alter your skin care regimen as well. Considering that through sweating your pores tend to absorb more and be open, the right thing to do is to use light and gentle (preferably gel based) moisturizers, that wont clog the pores and wont make you break out. The DermaC+ Anti-aging Serum is one such moisturizer that also comes with the added bang of vitamin C which is fantastic for preventing acne thanks to the amount of anti-oxidants present in it.
Exfoliation helps you make sure none of the dirt or bacteria is left on your skin and cleans it for good. Often times dead skin can also clog the pores which is why exfoliation is key when you’re working out.
Exercising in the winter can actually be fun since you’re more energetic and probably more hydrated but the summers can bring a lot of problems. When working out, you need to stay cool in the summer. This will not only make your face cooler while working out, it will also prevent acne by reducing build-up while you exercise.
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Chloe Glynne is a skin care consultant with 12 years of personal experience in the industry. She is recognized for her skin care advice in the treatment of skin disorders such as acne and rosacea, unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, puffy eyes, damaged skin, with emphasis on anti-aging.