Skin Benefits of Exercise & Post-Workout Skin Care

When you exercise not only do you burn calories and increase your heart's health but you benefit in better and healthier skin!  Here are 3 main benefits:

#1. Increase circulation

When you exercise, your body will develop more capillaries in the skin for increased circulation to better transport oxygen and nutrition. This increased blood flow will nourish skin cells and keep them vital. It also means that the healthy benefits from your vegan smoothie will fast track to everywhere in your body, and you’ll boost your immunity.

#2. Toxin removal

Exercise, especially that which produces sweat, can help release toxins that are in your body through the skin. These toxins—including free radicals, pollution and toxins from unhealthy food, smoking and alcohol—can now get released naturally through good old sweat instead of a juice cleanse.

#3. Endorphin power

Exercise endorphins result in a more relaxed state of mind. Since high-stress situations and lack of sleep can lead to breakouts, relaxing can quell stress, enable you to get more sleep and ultimately lead to better-looking skin all over.

Post-Workout Skin Care Tips

As long as you’re getting that body moving, don’t think that you have to morph into a marathon runner to reap the skin benefits of exercise. However, some musts, whether you’re performing water activities or weight lifting, include stretching, showering and moisturizing. You should try to shower directly after exercise and moisturize, too.  Continue to stay hydrated and refuel throughout the day.

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Your pores open up while you’re working out so it is highly recommended you wash your face after.  

–  Focus on exfoliation in the spring 

–  Be sure to do some deep body exfoliation or skin brushing during the winter.

–  Peels and microdermabrasion are ideal during fall.

–  Lightweight moisturizers, serums, sunscreen and back facials are suggested for summer months. Back facials come particularly handy, especially when sweating during summer workouts.  

Also, always wear that sunscreen. Sunscreen is overlooked in the winter a lot.  You still need to wear sunscreen in the winter, just a less-strong SPF.

At LUXE we offer all facial and back facial services, along with offering the full line of Image Skincare which includes exfoliators, serums and sunscreen! Book your next facials online here!

Luxe Hair Lounge + Day Spa

2015 J St / Sacramento / 916-443-1400

 

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