Does sweating it out at the gym have you feeling like a breakout is impending? You could be right, especially if you don’t take the proper steps to avoid it. Sweating is a sign that your body is doing what it’s meant to do to expel built up toxins which will sit atop the skin. Active people actually produce more dead skin cells than the average person. Those dead skin cells trap oil and dirt and can cause breakouts. Keep up with your workout and still have flawless skin with these simple tips.
Cleanse before AND after. We already know that it is important to cleanse your skin after a workout, but did you know that a cleansing beforehand is just as important? Avoid harsh soaps and try a cleanser formulated to remove oil and sweat without drying out the skin. For example, try Rhonda Allison Beta Green cleanser available at Fitness Formula Club Spas (ffc.com/spa).
Remove makeup. Your skin needs to breath while working out or else it can cause extremely clogged pores. If you can’t bear to be at the gym with a “naked” face, try using a tinted moisturizer instead.
Exfoliate. Make sure you exfoliate gently about every other day if you’re at the gym 5 days a week.
Tie your hair back. Also make sure to keep your hair off your face. This may help avoid potential breakouts. Grease and sweat can accumulate in your hair and your pores may end up drinking it up.
Follow the tips above and watch your skin continue to glow as you move from Vinyasa to Tread to Zumba. Remember your Spin class should be rough, not your skin!
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