Compliment your skincare routine by exercising!
There are many reasons why people start exercising from losing weight, improving mental health to improving overall physical health and well being. Now you can add another reason why regular exercise should be part of your routine…
Exercise & your skin
Here are 5 reasons why exercise is so good for your skin:
- Increased blood flow to the skin
The red face we get when we exercise is caused by increased blood flow to the skin. More blood means a greater flow of oxygen and nutrients, which flushes free radicals (toxic waste from our daily lives) from skin cells and helps repair sun damage. Less free radicals results in brighter, healthier skin. Exercise also increases the production of fibroblasts which produce collagen. Collagen helps to improve the signs of aging by plumping and rejuvenating the skin.
- Sweat helps to flush pores
As your body temperature increases during exercise, your pores expand allowing the sweat to flush out acne and black head-causing irritants. It’s important to clean your face post workout to remove the dirt and oil from the open pores before they close and possibly become clogged.
- Reduces stress and inflammation
By lowering cortisol levels (the hormone the body produces when you are stressed), exercise aids in reducing inflammation. Cortisol is known to increase sebum production, causing skin conditions such as acne and eczema if it blocks pores. Cortisol also breaks down collagen. Therefore, stressing less has healthcare and skincare benefits.
- Improves sleep
Regular exercise helps to improve sleeping patterns allowing increased time for your mind and body to rest and recoup. This helps to reduce dark rings that form under our eyes when we are tired and gives our skin cells the opportunity to rejuvenate while we rest.
- Encourages a healthy lifestyle
The more exercise becomes part of your life, the more motivated you will feel to make healthier lifestyle choices. You’ll find yourself feeling more motivated to take care of your skin and less inclined to eat junk food.
Boost your skincare routine with exercise