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The relationship between exercise and skin health: A Vital Connection

The relationship between exercise and skin health: A Vital Connection



Exercise isn't just about improving physical fitness and mental well-being; it also plays an important role in maintaining the health and vitality of our skin. The connection between exercise and skin health reveals a remarkable relationship in which exercise benefits the skin and healthy skin, in turn, facilitates better athletic performance. This article explains the importance of exercise for skin health.

How can exercising improve skin health?

Improved circulation: Exercise increases blood circulation throughout the body, including the skin. Increased blood flow means that the skin receives more oxygen and nutrients, which are essential for overall health and vitality. Improved circulation helps remove waste products and toxins from the skin, promoting a clearer complexion.

Stress reduction and skin conditions: Exercise has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Since stress is closely linked to skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis, exercising may indirectly improve skin health by reducing the severity and frequency of these conditions.

Sweating and Detoxification: Exercise causes sweating, which is the body's natural way of eliminating toxins and impurities. Sweating opens pores, effectively unclogging them and preventing the buildup of dirt and oil that can lead to breakouts. However, it's important to cleanse your skin after sweating to avoid clogged pores.

Improved collagen production: Regular exercise can stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that helps maintain skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Collagen provides structural support to the skin, making it look more youthful and vibrant.

However, if you are exercising outdoors without proper sun protection it can lead to sunburn, which increases the risk of skin damage. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and exercise during non peak hours of the sun.

Can you wear makeup while exercising?

Wearing makeup while exercising can be challenging. Sweat and physical activity can cause makeup to clog pores and lead to breakouts. To balance makeup and exercise, choose lightweight, non-comedogenic products and consider skipping makeup during intense activity to allow the skin to breathe.

What should my skincare routine be before and after exercise?

Before Exercise 

1. Cleanse your skin:

Cleansing your skin before exercising is essential to maintain healthy skin. By cleansing your skin before exercise, you remove impurities from your face, which can help prevent breakouts and skin problems. It also helps ensure your comfort during physical activity by reducing irritations and pore blockages.

2. Protect your skin:

Even if your workout is indoors, don't neglect sunscreen protection. UV rays can penetrate windows and contribute to skin damage. To enhance the effect of SPF, we recommend adding a vitamin C serum to your pre-workout skincare routine.

For cardio workouts, we recommend the Sérum Radieux, a serum with 10% L-ascorbic vitamin C that is aqueous and won't make your skin oily.

For sports like swimming, we recommend the Sérum éclat, which contains 10% liposoluble vitamin C and is oily to keep your skin hydrated during exercise.

Post-exercise skincare routines play an important role in maintaining skin health:

1. Cleanse your skin:

Immediately remove sweat, dirt and makeup to prevent clogged pores. Use The prodige démaquillant to cleanse the skin without causing further irritation.

2. Refresh and Soothe:

Consider using a soothing mist such as Brume douce or Brume revitalisante to soothe any post-exercise redness or irritation.

3. Regenerate and Hydrate:

Regenerate and rehydrate your skin by applying your usual skincare routine. Hydration helps restore the skin's natural barrier, especially after losing water due to sweating.

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