It is long reported that working out gives you a natural, after workout glow. However, did you realise the importance in cleansing, hydrating, and moisturising your skin afterwards?
One of the reasons working out gives you that glow is the increased blood flow to your skin which enhances the pumping of blood and nutrients around your body, including your face. However, sweat, makeup and bacteria and dirt from touching equipment can cause your skin to breakout if not cared for properly afterwards.
The simple answer to help create a healthy, breakout-free after workout natural glow is to:
- Cleanse you skin straight after working out with a gentle cleanser. This will remove any build up of salt from sweat, makeup, bacteria or dirt. It is important to use a gentle cleanser as your skin tends to be more sensitive straight after a workout.
- Give your skin a hydration boost with hyaluronic acid. The salt from sweat can cause your skin to become dry and itchy. A hydration boost will put much needed hydration back into your skin and help you skin absorb moisturiser even better.
- Use a lightweight moisturiser to lock the moisture back into your skin.
- To finish off, apply some sunscreen and makeup or ditch the makeup and relish in your own, natural, healthy glow.
Another important step in ensuring a breakout-free workout is to remove any makeup prior to working out. This is because makeup will act as a barrier to sweat leading to a build up of sweat and bacteria under your makeup.
There are plenty of products in the market to help you prep before and after your workout; however, we love to use our FitBondz gym buddies listed below.
Our Superfood Cleanser is a sulphate free, gentle foaming gel that contains a mix of Parsley, Green Tea, Wheatgrass and Alfalfa to provide a deep cleanse and amazing anti-oxidant boost to the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful hydrating serum that can hold 1000 times its weight in water. Our Hyaluronic Acid, one of the strongest on the market, works with Water and Radish Root to effectively deliver moisture to your skin regardless of your skin type to provide an immediate hydration boost and plump and rejuvenate your skin – perfect for an after workout hydration boost.
Our Superfood Moisturiser is a lightweight moisturiser packed full of anti-oxidants that help fight nasty free radical damage which speeds up ageing. It contains nurturing ingredients including Mangosteen, Rice Protein, and Vitamin A & E infused Wheatgrass to help lock in moisture to your skin and help make your skin appear more youthful.