Working out regularly not only keeps you in shape and puts you in a great mood but it also helps flush out toxins from your skin along with sweat. However, not following the right post-workout skincare routine can mess your skin and lead to breakouts.
Dedicating a few extra minutes to skincare post-workout can make all the difference. If you exercise regularly, here are a few skincare tips that you need to follow post-workout to get flawless skin.
Cleanse your skin right after a workout
First things first, cleanse your skin to get rid of all the sweat sitting on your face. While you’ll obviously take a shower later, it is wise to not let the sweat dry on your face. Again, do not use dirty hands to cleanse your face; keep your hands off your face until you have cleansed them thoroughly with either soap and water or a sanitizer. It’s best to wash your face using a cleanser right after a workout, but if you can’t, it’s best to keep facial wipes like the Ponds Skin Fit Post Workout Instant Cooldown Wipes handy to get rid of all the dirt and grime.
Use a light-weight moisturiser
Your pores enlarge during a workout, thus, it is important to cool down the skin soon post-workout to prevent environmental aggressors like dust, dirt and pollutants from clogging the pores and causing acne. Once you’re done cleansing your face, moisturise your skin using a water-based, lightweight moisturiser like the Ponds Skin Fit Post Workout Cooldown Hydrating Gel SPF 50 to de-stress, hydrate and balance the pH level of your skin. The gel formula absorbs into the skin instantly and refreshes the skin.
Change into fresh clothes
Avoid staying in sweaty clothes for a long time as it can lead to rashes and acne on the back and chest. Therefore, as soon as you get home or are done with your home workout, get out of those sweaty clothes, take a shower and change into fresh clothes. Allowing sweat to dry on your skin invites a lot of skin problems, which you obviously don’t want.