We’ll be real here: Not everyone always has the time or the motivation to hit the gym every day. Truth be told though, continuously working out not only has a lot of benefits for your body — it also is excellent for your skin and beauty routine. Ahead, find the best beauty benefits of a good workout — and the best products for your gym bag.
When you work up a good sweat, your skin and body is being purged of all those gross toxins that can clog pores and cause acne. A good cardio workout will boost your blood flow and allows sweat glands to increase their function and cleanse the body. However, be sure to clean up and shower after every workout, as you don’t want those toxins settling on your skin! Keep cleansing wipes like L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Wet Cleansing Towelettes in your gym bag to purify your skin pre- and post-workout.
As stated before, exercise increases your blood flow, which in turn increases oxygen delivery to the skin cells. More oxygen means more skin-saving nutrients that can keep your complexion healthy and hydrated. Couple this effect with a recovery serum before bedtime (we love Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate) and you’ve got your very own fountain of youth.
Stress is a major culprit in skin issues like acne and psoriasis. Exercise is an ideal stress-reducer and can be instrumental in helping keep these flare-ups at bay.
Have you ever looked in the mirror after a workout? Did you notice how bright and beautiful your skin looked? This post-workout glow is courtesy of all the natural oils produced during your exercise. These oils promote a more supple and hydrated complexion and serve as a natural moisturizer for your skin! Complement that glow with a little tinted lip balm like Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched and you will be turning heads all day.
Regular workouts can help regulate our cortisol levels. If too high cortisol can result in a breakdown of collagen production, causing skin to lose elasticity and increase wrinkle and sagging. By keeping cortisol levels in check, you are also keeping those pesky lines and wrinkles away!
What’s your favorite workout? Let us know in the comments below.