It's the perfect time of year to get back in to the swing of exercising, keeping fit and thinking about your health. The act of working out can make us feel more positive, outgoing and confident and, as summer fast approaches, is a great way to make your skin and body look and feel more healthy. When it comes to your skin, exercise can work wonders for improved glow, vitality and radiance, but there are a few crucial steps which are really important when it comes to the care of your skin while you're working out.
The skincare routine you follow will differ slightly depending on when you exercise; but whether you're donning your gym gear in the morning or going for a post-work jog, the fundamental rule is that your skin should be clean and moisturised.
The biggest mistake women can make with skincare is leaving make-up on while exercising, if you're going to a lunchtime class or evening gym session, you must make sure to remove all traces. When you exercise and start to sweat, your pores will open so if you're leaving make-up and daily impurities on your skin they can be absorbed sometimes causing breakouts, dullness, and clogged pores. If you're someone who needs their make-up fix then don't forget to pack your make-up bag, cleanser and moisturiser for your post-exercise routine!
The best way to cleanse before exercising is to use a creamy cleanser like the Miracle Cleanser. This way you're gently removing everything from make-up to daily grime and impurities, but not stripping the skin. The cream-based cleanser smells fresh due to the eucalyptus, chamomile and rosemary while the texture leaves skin feeling soft and supple and even takes off eye make-up. It's a simple step that will really help with the overall glow and radiance of your skin while exercising.
It's getting warmer in the UK now, but if you're running outside in the cold or wind, apply a thin layer of face oil, the Cell Repair Night Oil is a wonderful option, to help protect your skin from a biting wind or cold. Once you're back home take a shower, then begin your full routine including cleansing. If you're exercising first-thing, it's up to you whether you cleanse first, but a thin layer of face oil or moisturiser is essential to protect skin from the elements. The Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser is a lovely lightweight moisturiser which you can apply thinly before working out, to ensure skin is hydrated and nourished. It's not greasy or heavy, so it won't slip slide once you start to work up a sweat! We don't have SPF in our products but would definitely recommend applying if you're exercising outside in the sunshine.
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