Dance your blues away—I live by this saying, literally! Be it signing up for Zumba or aerobics classes or just sweating it out in my room with loud music, I have always preferred dancing over any other fitness activity (and I have tried almost all of them, no kidding). I love it because not only is it fun and exciting but it also helps burn a good amount of calories and body fat, and I actually feel happy and energised and not tried to death at the end of a dance session! While enjoying my hour of shaking that leg and making my moves, what I didn’t realise was that I was dancing my way to a healthier skin too.
Here’s how my dance workout helped my skin...
- Hello, glowing skin
- Reduced my acne
- Firmer, beautiful skin
- Apply a cooling gel
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay hydrated
Hello, glowing skin
I found my skin grew far more radiant than it was when I started. Thanks to all the jumping around and swaying, my blood circulation improved and I believe with that skin cell detoxification increased too. Result? Healthy, glowing skin!
Reduced my acne
With all the sweat, goes off oil, dirt and any icky build up that block the pores. It helped detoxify my skin and thus reduced the pesky acne I was always complaining about.
Firmer, beautiful skin
Yes, a good workout that you really enjoy can give you a youthful body and skin. It improved collagen production and tones your skin thus making it firm. I could see the difference on my skin as it got plump and beautiful.
Here are some skincare tips to follow to make sure your skin is as happy as you are, after your daily dose of dance workout...
Apply a cooling gel
Your skin feels hot due to release of heat from the body. If you have dry skin like mine, it can feel itchy and lead to rashes. Wash your face with cold water and calm your skin down with a gel or moisturiser that has a cooling effect before your workout.
Avoid touching your face
It’s natural to want to wipe the sweat from your face with your hands during the dance session, but touching your face with hands covered in sweat and grime will invite breakouts, so don’t! Carry a clean towel with you.
Dance workouts can be really exhausting and dehydrating when you barely get a minute to relax between rounds. Keep yourself and your skin hydrated by drinking enough water before and after the workout.