We all know working out is good for your physical and emotional health, but what about your skin? If you’re not careful, a rigorous workout can lead to clogged pores, sunburn, and even bacteria. That’s why we put together a list of health and beauty tips for you to try next time before you hit the gym. These are sure to keep your skin healthy and clear!
Remove your makeup
When you work up a sweat, the pores in your face expand. If you’re wearing makeup when this happens, your pores will then become clogged, which leads to excess oil and blemishes later on. That’s why we recommend cleaning your face before working out. We have several great cleansers, including this purifying gel cleanser for normal and oily skin. Not only does it remove makeup, it also removes other oils and impurities, and is sure to leave your pores clear after a hard workout!
This health and beauty tip isn’t just for working out. It’s important to wear sunscreen or a foundation with SPF all of the time to prevent skin damage from the harsh rays of sun. But if you’re working out outside, perhaps going for a long jog or playing an outdoor sport, it’s even more critical to wear a good sunscreen. Be sure to choose your sunscreen wisely. Oily sunscreen can lead to clogged pores and blemishes. Our perfectionist 4-in-1 cream is a great, non-oily product that not only provides SPF 30 protection from the sun, it also hydrates through our breakthrough HylaSponge®System. It’s sure to leave your skin with a healthy glow!
Drink plenty of water
Of course, it’s always important to stay hydrated, but did you know that drinking plenty of water, especially when working out, is also good for your skin? That’s right. When you exercise, your skin cells lose water through evaporation, leaving your skin dehydrated. This can cause excess dryness, as well as the premature death of skin cells, so be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your time at they gym!
Avoid touching your face
For our last health and beauty tip, we recommend not touching your face when working out. Of course, it’s never a good idea to touch your face too much because the oil on your hands can clog pores and lead to blemishes, but it’s even more important to remind yourself not to touch your face before working out. Bacteria on gym equipment can get onto your hands and lead to breakouts if you touch your face.