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Exercise and Your Skin

07.11.2019

Get that gym glow…

When you think about the benefits of working out, what is at the top of your list? Is it a toned bum? Increased stamina? Or abs that don’t quit? I bet that, whatever your answer, you don’t pay too much attention to the connection between your skin and exercises. But gym glow isn’t just about the way you look when you head home all sweaty and shiny. Exercise can have a real and positive effect on your skin. From helping to promote a brighter complexion to improving the look of sagging skin and wrinkles. Don’t believe me? Check out these amazing ways that exercise helps your skin to look its best.

It’s all in the flow

Well…in the blood flow at least. Exercise helps to get your blood pumping, delivering much-needed oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. This increased flow also carries away harmful waste products and free radicals. Leaving skin cells plump and healthy, and helping you to look amazing.

It reduces stress

We know that exercise is one of the biggest stress busters out there. But did you know that reducing stress levels can also improve your skin? Some skin issues like acne and eczema are exacerbated by stress, so ensuring you get a regular workout can help to keep your skin healthy.

Sweating is good for the skin

Yes, really. Sweating allows your skin to flush out all of those toxins and nasties that can lead to blockages. Getting a regular sweat on can be a great way to cleanse, just make sure to wash away sweat and cleanse after every workout.

Exercise could keep your skin looking younger

A research study carried out in Canada, found that endurance exercise had a positive impact on age-related skin conditions in mice and humans. Exercise may not make all of your wrinkles disappear overnight, but keeping up a regular workout schedule as you age is definitely going to leave you looking younger. Exercise also builds muscle which will help skin to remain firmer for longer.

But it’s not all good news…

Working out with makeup on, allowing your sweat to sit on your skin without showering or raising your skin temperature too high can have a negative impact on some skin condition. Rosacea is one condition that doesn’t react well to heat, so it’s important for people who suffer from certain skin conditions to take steps to keep their body temperature stable while exercising. Most skin irritation resulting from working out is temporary and, for most of us, the benefits of working out definitely outway the potential risks.

What’s on your to-do list this weekend? If you’re looking to kick-start a new workout routine, why not drop us a line at Fitfusion PT? Our friendly team will help you to evaluate your goals and design a unique workout plan that’s all about you. Start feeling awesome, get in touch to book your first session. Until next week, stay amazing!