Workout is an ideal way to bid adieu to all those extra calories but it can also have a negative impact on your skin. The sweat, the dust can harm your skin. Which is why, it is important for you to pamper your skin with a little extra TLC and make sure you maintain higher standards of hygiene. While you work on your body, also make sure you put in an extra effort to care for your skin. Let’s have a look at some simple skin care tips for when you are sweating it out in the gym…
Skip the makeup
Yes, it’s common sense that you don’t apply makeup for your workout but some end up making that dire mistake. If you start working out with your foundation on, your body heat will cause pores to expand and this will ultimately secrete more oil. Wash your face before exercising and remember to wash it post the workout session for basic skin hygiene.
Sunscreen is a must
If you are planning to go jogging or want to practice yoga in the open air, make it a point to apply sunscreen.
Touch me not
Try not to touch your skin and face while working out. The gym equipment that you use has all kinds of bacteria on it and they can cause skin infections and possibly result in new breakouts. It’s advisable that you use a hand towel to wipe all your sweat and wash your hands right after your workout session.
Get rid of sweaty clothes as soon as you can
Immediately after your workout, change your attire. Make sure you don’t wait till you reach home to get out of sweaty clothes. If your gym has a changing facility, you better change your clothes and wear something fresh.
Use warm water and not hot
Doctors advice that you use warm water and not hot water to wash your face after a workout. Hot water can excessively dry and irritate your skin and you wouldn’t want that, right.