It doesn’t matter whether you prefer to go out to work out, you attend a gym, or you’re still working at home; your skincare routine is as important as your workout routine. Here’s everything you need to know about how to take care of your skin post-workout.
How can exercise affect your skin?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, working out can affect your skin positively and negatively. Not taking the proper precautions while working out can cause acne to flare, skin infections, and other skin issues. So as much as we benefit from those feel-good endorphins, all of that sweat can clog our pores, cause breakouts, chafing, and more.
We’ve made a simple skincare routine for when you come back from earning that burn, so keep reading to discover what you’ve been doing right, wrong, and what you’ve been missing.
Post-workout skincare routine
It’s essential to clean the sweat off your face as soon as possible after working out, as bacteria may cause you to have breakouts.
After cleaning, exfoliation is recommended, especially to guarantee that sweat and dirt are removed from your skin. Remember only to exfoliate twice a week unless your dermatologist says otherwise.
Once your skin is spotless, hydrate with our post-workout electrolyte face serum.
Post-workout electrolyte face serum
This lightweight face serum is packed with essential electrolytes, including magnesium and potassium, to hydrate and replenish your skin post-workout.
Apply one full dropper to clean the face and eye contours and gently massage the skin.
Hydrate and protect your skin
Finish your routine by hydrating with your favorite face cream, and don’t forget to apply some sunscreen!
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