Working out every day has many benefits, not just for your physical health but also for your mental health. And that’s not all. Those who are physically active also have glowing and healthy skin. This happens because of better blood circulation in the body and flushing out of toxins along with sweat.
Having said that, as important as it is to work out to achieve healthy skin, it is equally essential to develop a post-workout skincare routine. Even when you are working out at home, you need to follow a set skincare routine after the workout to ensure your skin stays healthy.
Don’t touch your face
Your workout equipment, including the yoga mat, is breeding with germs. Your hands constantly come in contact with them, and if you touch your face, these germs and bacteria can get transferred onto the face and lead to acne. Always keep a clean towel handy to wipe off the sweat from your face and neck.
Step into the shower
As soon as you finish working out, you may want to rest for a bit before going on with your day. However, allowing sweat to dry off on your skin can be pretty damaging, causing your pores to clog and eventually leading to acne. That’s why it’s necessary to step out of your sweaty clothes after the workout and take a shower to cleanse your skin thoroughly.
Apply a cooling gel
The workout session takes away moisture from your skin along with sweat; this means your skin will be quenching for moisture as your mouth does for water. To moisturise and calm your skin, add a cooling gel to your post-workout skin care routine that will give instant results. Applying some Dove Nourishing Body Care Cooling Gel Cream will soothe your skin, deeply nourish it and make it extra smooth.
After working out and cleansing your skin, don’t forget to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. UV rays can damage your skin and slow down its restorative process. That’s why, even if you work out at home, make sure you apply sunscreen as part of your post-workout skincare routine. The Pond’s SPF 50 Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays without making your skin greasy or leaving a white cast. The non-oily sunscreen is suitable for all skin types and seasons.