In my previous article, we discussed the effect exercise has on your acne and your skin complexion. Generally speaking, working out is great for your skin, as it helps keep you healthy, helps eliminate toxins from the body, and helps to decrease your stress levels. However, some people have discovered that excercising has really increased their levels of outbreaks.
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Last timewe discussed some external reasons why this is true, such as wearing make-up or sunscreen when doing this, or even what clothes you wear. Today, let us look at things that may have an influence on your skin’s response to sweating and exercising.
- One of the simplest causes may be the equipment you’re using. Certain sorts of gear, particularly the wearable kind, can cause reverse osmosis in skin, which in turn, causes acne. To prevent some of the obvious ones, be certain the helmet you’re wearing is a fantastic fit, and does not slide around in your head or forehead. Also think of lining your helmet with soft, cotton cloth, like an old t-shirt. If your exercise entails a wetsuit, make sure that it isn’t too tight below your arms or in other regions. If you’re using gym equipment that leads to friction, be certain you’re using it correctly, or think about a different type of exercise. The enemy is friction, both in the gear you’re wearing, and what you’re using.
- Another thing to avoid is moisture. Regardless of what your favourite exercise is, elliptical, playing tennis, hiking or rowing, don’t sit around in the clothes you sweated in after you’re done. Same is true for a wet bathing suit or wetsuit. Shower off as soon as possible, even before driving home, if available, and change into dry clothes. Blot, do not wipe, the sweat off your body — not only your face and head — with a sterile towel made from natural fibers. Wiping can irritate your skin longer, and really push sweat, makeup and sunscreen deeper into your pores.
- Showering! It’s important to shower when possible after excercising, immediately if possible. You should think about using an exfoliating cleanser, but it is essential to be gentle with your skin. Scrubbing hard is not going to get you some cleaner, and it will not make your acne go away. In actuality, it may irritate any present outbreaks, or cause new ones, by irritating your pores. If you can not get into a shower, you could always blot yourself clean with a clean towel, or using medicated pads on your face, or perhaps just using a paper towel and some astringent.
It’s worthwhile to realize that exercise is good for you and your skin for a whole lot of reasons, and you need to keep it up. It’s an important part of your overall health, and keeping your body healthy will lead to maintaining your skin healthy. Just look out for factors that could cause you aggravation, or make matters worse, and revel in your workout!