Nothing beats that adrenaline rush you get when you lift up those weights at the gym or that soaring calmness you feel when you run across the park. It’s like your body, mind, and soul all align when you workout. And while you must hustle for the muscle, you really need some extra hustling to make sure your skin remains happy too. So, as your skincare BFFs, we have listed out some easy peasy skincare tips that you must follow before, during, and after workouts to keep your skin as healthy as your body.
Cleanse your face before starting
Before you hit the gym or get ready to work out, make sure you clean your face nicely; it minimises the chances of post-workout acne. It is also important to remove your makeup (if you had any on). Our go-to cleanser is the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash for this. This face wash is dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. It has no soap, harsh chemicals, colours or dyes in its formula. Instead, it’s infused with skin-loving ingredients like pro-vitamin B, vitamin E and triple purified water, which help remove dirt, oil and impurities and leave your skin nourished, fresh and clean.
Always use sunscreen before your start
If you work out outdoors in the AM, then sunscreen should be your BFF. Apply the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 30 PA++ Ultra Matte Lotion on all the exposed parts of your body before you step out. It has a light, non-greasy formula and will block 97% of the harmful sun rays while preventing tanning, sunburn, dark spots and signs of premature ageing on your skin to give it a matte finish.
Also, your lips tend to dry up and become chapped while working out, so make sure you apply the Lakmé Lip Love Chapstick before your start. This lip balm comes with SPF 15 that protects your lips against sun damage, and also keeps it super moisturised all day long.
Keep a soft towel handy while working out
Sweating while working out is absolutely normal and even healthy, but it can be a nightmare for your skin. For starters, make sure you don’t touch your face while working out and use a soft towel to pat away the sweat when needed. The germs and bacterias from all the equipment you touch while exercising can lead to serious skin troubles like acne breakouts, rashes or infections. So, make a conscious effort to keep your hands away from your face and keep a hand towel handy at all times.
Keep yourself hydrated while working out
Not drinking enough water when working out can stress your skin and dry out your lips. That’s why it’s essential to keep yourself adequately hydrated at all times while you work out. Carry a water bottle with you and take small sips in between your exercises to stay hydrated.
Don’t forget to wash off the sweat after working out
Your post-workout cleansing is very important to keep your skin healthy and happy. You can turn to the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash to cleanse your face and get rid of pore-clogging impurities. For the rest of your body, we suggest using the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Tea Tree Oil & Vetiver Purify Body Wash. Thanks to the Australian tea tree oil, aromatic vetiver and organic coconut oil in its formula, it purifies your skin to detoxify, rejuvenate and refresh it. Plus, the earthy scent of vetiver will uplift your mood.
Moisturise well after working out
It is important to soothe and moisturise your skin once you’re done with your workout. Our go-to for this is the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser. This lightweight moisturising gel hydrates and refreshes your skin without making it greasy or dull. The vitamin E and hyaluronic acid in it lend your skin an unmistakable glow.