Skin Conditions

Your Skin Workout

by Emma Hobson (as seen in bellamumma.com) | April 30 2019 | 3 min read

Exercise isn’t just great for our minds and bodies it’s also great for our skin. Sadly there’s also a ‘flip side’ to exercise in terms of its impact on your skin. That’s why it’s important to know how to get the best from an exercise program and skin routine, to ensure happy, healthy skin.

There are, of course, positives effects that exercise has on the skin such as:

Believe it or not, there is a downside impact that exercise may have on the skin such as:

The skin is an organ of elimination, and waste (ammonia, urea, salts and sugar) is flushed out from the body via sweat. It’s therefore important to keep the skin clean post exercise to prevent skin irritation. Possible increased incidence of skin infections

There are some easy but extremely effective steps you can take to care for your skin pre, during and post exercise.

Pre workout

During a workout

Post workout

It is best to wait a few minutes until the skin has cooled down before applying post workout products so they can absorb effectively. Take a cool shower, use cool facial towels, drink cool water, all these steps will help reduce the skin temperature and stop it from purging waste via sweat.

Some other things to keep in mind when working out include:

To nourish and boot the skin’s performance, look for products that contain a cocktail of multi-vitamins such as: