Exercise for Skin and Hair!!!
When people think of exercising they are most likely trying to get fit, stay fit, lose some weight or improve their overall quality of life, as exercise is vital for our overall health and well-being. But, did you know that exercise also has an amazing, positive impact on our skin & hair?
What most people don’t realize is that exercising can actually help your skin & hair look and stay healthy.
By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin. You can exercise to help improve your acne, wrinkles, dull skin, aging skin and there are many more benefits to your skin, but here are a few of our favorites.
When you get your heart really pumping, the blood vessels that lie close to the skin surface dilate and the living layers of your skin receive a nice delivery of oxygenated blood and nutrients. This gives the skin a healthy, vibrant appearance and that glow is maintained for hours after a workout.
Regular exercise boosts circulation. Blood and oxygen flowing through the skin help draw toxins out of the body, including toxins that clog pores. Also sweating helps propel those toxins, oils and dirt out of your pores.
Working out corrects the hormonal imbalance that can cause adult acne as exercise produces endorphins and helps reduce your stress levels. Stress reduction and endorphins help decrease cortisol and other acne-provoking hormones.
Did you know that too much stress related hormone cortisol will increase collagen breakdown? This can increase wrinkles and sagging. Working out also helps maintain healthy levels of cortisol and support the production of collagen, that helps to keep your skin firm, supple, and elastic.
The improved blood flow helps keep your hair stronger and healthier. This blood, full of nutrients, stimulates the hair follicles and promotes growth. Exercise is also a big stress reliever. Lower stress means your hair is less likely to be brittle and, worse, fall out.
TONE THE MUSCLES
When our bodies are toned our skin takes on a more toned appearance and we have the healthier and more youthful look.
Exercise also helps you rest and sleep better. Your body and skin need repair time and does it best when you’re sleeping well. Research has also suggested that regular physical activity can help your skin repair itself faster.
Apart from knowing about the positive effects that exercise can have on your skin there are a few cautions to consider
- If you are exercising outdoors remember to protect your skin from the damaging sunrays by applying your sunscreen before you get started.
- Keep your exposed skin as covered as possible; avoid working out during peak sun times, which is usually between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Tight fitting exercise clothing coupled with sweating can lead to skin irritations. Avoid clothing that is too tight and apply a moisturizer or powder to the areas that are most prone to irritation.
- If swimming is your exercise of choice, be sure to rinse off as soon as possible. Chlorinated pools and salt water can both be dehydrating to the skin and the hair.
- After exercise shower as soon as possible. Make sure that you’re cleansing your face and other areas that generally breakout .
- Avoid exercising with makeup on your face.
You may not always love the workout, but you will definitely love the results. Exercise is stress management, better sleep and healthy body. And these all add up to a more radiant and gorgeous you.So take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live in.