One of the end-products of workout sessions is sweating. Yes! Although sweating is beneficial to us health-wise and physically because it helps the body flush out toxins and also maintain a healthy weight, it can also block skin pores, thus leading to skin problems.
However, this is why having a good pre- and post-workout skincare routine is highly essential to the body. Today, most people have turned fitness freaks but only a few pay attention to their skin after all those rigorous exercises.
In our post today, we seek to enlighten you on the best pre- and post-workout skincare routine necessary for maintaining glowing skin. Of course, we are referring to gym sessions, yoga, racing, long walking, and all other fitness processes that can make your body sweat.
Now, let’s take a look at these simple pre- and post-exercise skincare routines
Pre-Workout Skincare Routine
Here’s what you need to do before hitting the gym, going for yoga classes, or embarking on any other fitness processes.
Before working out, make sure your skin is well-cleansed from any makeup. A combination of sweat, oil, and makeup can block your skin pores, leading to possible breakouts. Besides, who puts make-up before making it to the gym?
Apart from cleansing your makeup, it’s also recommended to cleanse your skin from dirt to allow easy flow of sweat out from your pores. In essence, stay clean before exercising.
To cleanse your face and skin properly, we recommend Gold Cosmetics Clear Soap Kiwi This highly foaming cleanser is formulated with natural ingredients necessary to cleanse, moisturize and prevent possible skin diseases.
At this point, you may not need to heavily moisturize your skin as your ultimate aim should be to prevent dehydration while sweating.
It’s also effective for certain skin problems caused by clogged pores like eczema, acne, or psoriasis. It relieves dry skin, itchiness, and irritation.
Of course, this is applicable if you are working out during the daytime or running outside. As you already know, long exposure to harmful UV rays can cause wrinkles or fine lines on the skin.
So, we recommend applying Gold Cosmetics Sunblock SPF 50 Regular before heading outside to exercise or work out. Our SPF was designed to provide ultimate protection against both unwanted UVA and UVB rays that are harmful to the skin. Please don’t miss this!
Post-Workout Skincare Routine
As we’ve gotten the pre-workout skincare routine settled, let’s now move to what you need to do after working out or exercising.
Please don’t rush to bed just yet ;)
Here’s what you need to do first!
Just like you did before, it’s time to hit the shower. The truth is, you won’t believe how much sweat could get trapped in your pores any time you work out?
Hence, please don’t ever skip the shower, so you can get rid of those sweat, germs, and oil clogged around your skin. Besides, it really feels good to shower after sweating. Have you tried it before?
After cleansing your skin from that rigorous exercise, the next thing will be to rehydrate and cool down your skin from any possible redness that may have happened.
For this process, we recommend applying Gold Cosmetics Control Serum PH 5.5. This special serum can soothe, repair, and restore your skin from those redness, strains, or effects of the sun. It’s an effective skin cell regenerative formula for revitalizing, toning, and nourishing the skin.
The next thing will be to crown the post-workout skincare routine by applying soothing and skin-nourishing creams to enrich your skin.
Your skin has been stressed, and applying nourishing creams is essential to restore and relax it to its original comfortable state. For this purpose, you may try out our Ita Nourishing Cream
This ingredient-rich cream is formulated to protect the skin from pollution, provide the required nourishment, and then, moisturize the skin.
After you must have carried out these skincare routines, you can then sit or lie down to
relax your muscles after the rigorous exercise, yoga, or gym sessions. You can also have a cold drink to calm your nerves and in case you are still thirsty.
A good pre- and post-workout skincare routine is highly necessary whether you are a skincare enthusiast or not. Some persons have ended up with eczema or acne due to clogged pores from profuse sweating while some developed stretch marks due to stressed muscles.
As much as you wish to stay in shape or lose weight, don’t forget staying in shape is nothing without healthy-looking skin. Always have that in your mind.
Meanwhile, if you are struggling with skin problems or wish to enquire about our products or treatment, you can always contact us immediately!
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