When you are into running or into marathons, you will worry a lot about training your body and getting proper nutrition. We certainly hope that you are not neglecting taking care of your skin! Running or taking part in marathons is quite taxing on your skin as it exposes you to the outdoors and can leave you looking red or worse, with chapped, dry skin.

So for all those girls with happy feet, who love going for a run, here is what you need to do to keep your skin as fit as your body! 

marathon athleisure runner skincare

Before you run –

Start by washing your face with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water. Always wear sunscreen and a hat to protect your face. Carry a water bottle to rehydrate yourself.

After the run –

Cleanse your face and follow up with the CTM routine. Wait for 10-15 minutes until your skin has settled down before you start with your makeup.

How to treat redness after running
 

How to treat redness after running

Dabbing a cold, damp cloth on your face can help with the redness. Try and include a vitamin C serum into your skincare routine. Another quick and easy homemade remedy is cucumber water. Grind half a cucumber and strain the juice and apply this on your skin with a cotton pad.

Always run with sunscreen
 

Always run with sunscreen

You probably already figured this one out. You cannot take even one step with your trusted sunscreen applied on your face, lips and body!

If you have chapped, dry skin
 

If you have chapped, dry skin

When you run in colder weather, you get dry, chapped skin due to the low temperatures and when you run in the hotter months, you end up with sunburn. An easy way to remedy this is to apply sunscreen, top it up with a light, easily absorbed face oil and finish with a lip balm with SPF.

What about makeup?
 

What about makeup?

It is advisable that you do not wear makeup when you run, as it tends to mix with the sweat and may clog your pores. But if you must, use a little amount of concealer just on the areas that need it and blend with your fingers. Concealer is more opaque than foundation and will give better coverage with lesser quantity.

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