You work out and stay active because it makes your body feel good and helps keep you in shape. But did you know that taking care of your skin both pre and post-workout is just as important? Believe it or not, exercise and skin health go hand in hand. Having a good and consistent skincare routine is crucial for your skin’s health and is even more critical when being active.
When you’re exercising, oils and dirt are brought to the surface of your face, which can clog pores and cause blackheads and whiteheads. And even though you’ll likely be rocking that post-workout glow afterward, sweat is just as much a culprit of clogged pores as dirt and excess oils. So, what should you to do keep your skin looking great while staying active?
You might think that you only need to worry about your skin after a workout, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Your pre-workout skincare routine needs to first begin by washing your face to remove any makeup. During a workout, you’ll be sweating, which opens your pores. The combination of sweat and oils will clog your pores, creating unsightly breakouts.
Throw some disposable makeup wipes in your gym bag for quick and easy makeup removal. Microfiber cloths that you can soak with water and use to remove your makeup are a great, travel-savvy option, too.
If you want to add some extra flair to your skincare routine, you can try Gold Mountain Beauty’s Anti-Aging Capsules. Take one before or after a workout -- you’ll be surprised at the results over time! The cruelty-free capsules are formulated with natural aloe vera and vitamin E, and the combination penetrates deep layers of the skin to repair damage and keep the skin hydrated.
Aloe vera is known as one of nature's best ointments. You’ll receive the added benefits of skin nourishment, improvement of skin strength and elasticity, as well as aloe vera’s ability to soothe burns and irritation. On top of this, vitamin E is widely recognized as an effective aid in cell rejuvenation due to its powerful antioxidant properties and ability to increase nutrient levels.
As with any other public place, gyms are breeding grounds for bacteria. Take care to avoid touching your face during a workout, as you can transfer germs from your hands to your skin. This can cause breakouts. It can even get you sick if you then touch your mouth area. Wipe down any equipment you use beforehand with an antibacterial wipe and use hand sanitizer before and after you complete your workout.
The same things go for exercising outdoors, but you’ll need to be sure to include something else-- sunscreen. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can be harmful to your skin, and it can lead to skin cancer and dark spots. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and you’re good to go.
Your post-workout skincare routine is extremely important, as you’ll need to ensure you remove the sweat and dirt on your face to avoid breakouts. Start by changing out of your sweaty clothing as soon as possible. Staying in them for too long can cause body acne. Additionally, avoid wiping the sweat away from your face with your hands as this action that can bring bacteria into open pores.
One of the benefits to indoor exercising is that, typically, there are locker rooms or space in the building to change clothes, freshen up, and even shower. This makes it simple to clean up post-workout. If you have access to a locker room with such amenities, be sure to bring face wash with you and wash your face as soon as possible.
Next, you’ll want to make sure you replenish the moisture you lost while exercising. Be sure to follow up your face wash with a good, quality moisturizer, such as Gold Mountain Beauty’s Fresh Rose Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid & Diamond Dust. The cruelty-free moisturizer is a lightweight cream made with vegan ingredients formulated to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. It contains hyaluronic acid and resveratrol to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The infused diamond powder will help restore your skin’s luminosity and radiance. The best part about the moisturizer is that it won’t interfere with makeup application. Freshening up and reapplying makeup is made easy!
Another product you can introduce to your skincare routine is Gold Mountain Beauty’s Organic Rosehip Oil and Gold Dust Elixir. This multi-purpose oil works wonders for your skin and hair, thanks to the nourishing properties of rosehip oil. The formula also contains gold dust to add onto that luminous, post-workout glow. Additionally, the rose gold elixir is formulated with other naturally-derived components carefully selected to add radiance and help improve dullness, irregular skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Exercising outdoors can make it tough to clean up immediately afterward. You will most likely have to wait until you get home to wash your face. However, that makes it even more important to be conscious of not touching your face with your hands. A good suggestion is to carry a clean gym or sweat towel and use it to pat your face and neck dry, removing the sweat that has built up.
Once you can wash your face and start your post-workout skin care routine, be sure to cleanse and moisturize your face as you usually would. However, if you exercise outside often and are exposed to sunlight frequently, you might want to consider trying Gold Mountain Beauty’s Skin Lightening Cream with Collagen.
Prolonged sun exposure can lead to dark spots or sunspots. Skin-lightening cream is full of nutrients that will help tone the skin and make it look fairer and more translucent. The cream gives skin a radiant look and lightens the appearance of dark spots over time. A bonus is that the formula also helps to soothe, moisturize, and hydrate your skin, allowing it actually to double as your moisturizer.