There are two types of people in this world; the first who exercise every day, and the second who look for reasons not too. No points for guessing where I land. I’d much rather drool over pictures of hot AF actors working out than actually hit the gym. But that’s about to change. I just discovered these beauty benefits of exercise that are making me want to break a sweat RN! And what better day than National Sports Day 2019 to get started.

If you’re a beauty fanatic too, here are 5 beauty benefits of exercise that will be just the incentive you need to go for a run, hit the gym or break into a dance workout!

Post-workout glow
 

Post-workout glow

First off, some adrenaline-pumping exercise can really get your blood circulation going. When you exercise, your heart rate increases leading to an increased blood flow. What does that do for you? Only good. The increased blood flow helps your skin get the required dose of essential vitamins, nutrients, minerals and oxygen, making your skin look super radiant. That, my friend, is the famous post-workout glow.

Wrinkles no more!
 

Wrinkles no more!

If you’re super stressed out, regular exercise can produce the endorphins you need to beat it. But here’s the best part; along with the stress, you can say goodbye to wrinkles too. The stress hormone is known to damage the collagen and elastin levels of the skin. So, no stress means no saggy skin, no fine lines and definitely no wrinkles! *does a happy dance*

Acne relief
 

Acne relief

A good workout can get you really sweaty. But before you go ewww, think about what this is going to do for your skin. Sweating helps your body release toxins. It also cleans out clogged pores, reduces pimple-causing bacteria and clears your skin of impurities. In short, there’s no place for acne on your face anymore!

Tighter skin
 

Tighter skin

If you haven’t been working out, now is the time to start with a low intensity workout such as yoga, pilates or dancing. These exercise routines help reduce the appearance of cellulite and sagging skin, and who doesn’t want that? Additionally, it also helps increase muscle firmness, tones the body and reduces signs of ageing.

Healthier hair
 

Healthier hair

The improved blood flow helps keep your hair stronger and healthier. It allows the nutrients to reach your scalp, stimulates hair follicles, and promotes the growth of strong and healthy tresses. Also, the decrease in stress levels means your hair is less likely to be brittle, or worse still, fall out. 

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