Sweating it Out: The Effects of Exercise on Your Skin

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We already know that exercise is good for our health. It’s good for the heart, it’s good for the lungs, and it’s definitely good for the figure. It can also improve your self-image – those who exercise are reported as feeling more comfortable and confident with their own bodies.

But did you know that regular exercise is also good for the skin? In fact, those who frequently keep active will experience a lot of benefits for their skin.

Makes Your Skin Glow

If you ever look in the mirror after a workout, you will notice that your skin has a post-workout glow. When you exercise, natural oils from the skin are produced, which in return helps the skin to look healthy and firm.  The ‘rosy’ complexion that you experience after a workout is due to your skin getting a good dose of oxygenated blood.

Tones Muscles

If you do weight training as part of your exercise routine, you’ll know that it’s the best way to strengthen and tone up your muscles. What you might not know is that this is also a brilliant way to make your skin look brighter and healthier.

As your muscles get firmer, they provide support to your skin which in return reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Helps Clear up Acne

Exercise is a really good way to minimise the appearance of spots. The production of sweat (yup, everyone sweats) helps to unclog the pores and get rid of oil and dirt. This means that you’re less likely to suffer an outbreak of pesky spots!

Exercise also helps to lower stress levels – which can be the main culprit behind spots.

Keeps Wrinkles Away

Did you know that exercising can also act as a brilliant anti-ageing treatment? Whilst we definitely still recommend a good skincare routine using high quality products, exercise can also have several benefits. As we said earlier, it relieves stress. This then reduces the production of stress related hormones – mainly cortisol. This hormone interferes with the production of collagen, whereas exercise boosts it.

For those who suffer with skin problems that don’t seem to be improving despite trying everything you have, we recommend checking out the Obagi products that we have available here at Skinstation.

We stock a wide selection of Obagi skincare items, such as Obagi Nu-Derm Toner and the Obagi360 System.

If you would like information on any other product that we have available here at Skinstation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 01481 736699 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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Latest update: 19/07/2017
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