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Why Exercise Is Good For Your Skin

why exercise is good for your skin

Why exercise is good for your skin.  So we all know that we should be exercising on a regular basis. It’s good for your heart, your cardio and your muscles, but did you also know that it’s great for your skin? I love working out, mainly because I feel so energized when it’s over.  The exhilaration and sense of accomplishment is always worth it.  I’ve spend many years convincing people that working out is good for them, but the minute I mention a “better complexion and younger looking skin” most people jump on board without a second thought.

why exercise is good for your skin

WHY EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOUR SKIN

Blood Flow. Here’s the basic cycle: exercise causes increased blood flow and blood carries oxygen and that means more nutrients are brought to your skin cells. Think of this as the perfect support for all the beauty products we love to buy. In addition, sweating helps to flush out the free radicals from your skin. Now to demystify one misconception: exercise doesn’t actually detox your skin as that’s up to the liver, but it does help to flush out your cells. Think of this as cleansing your skin from the inside out.

Less stress. I like to call stress the beauty killer. It’s the cause of flare-ups of many skin conditions and it exacerbates acne and rosacea. When you workout, your body and mind relax, which in turn gives you more of a fighting chance to control those pesky signs of ageing.

Muscle tone. No one really likes sagging skin and while it does happen naturally as we age, there are great ways to help slow down the process. You guessed it, exercise is one of the ways. When you have toned muscles they act as the perfect support system for your skin. They fill it out, keeping it taught and younger looking.

Natural glow. Following a great workout your skin accelerates its oil production, giving you that beautiful and fresh glow. Just remember to gently cleanse your skin post workout to prevent breakouts.

Remember to wear sun protection if you are working out outdoors, as the harsh rays of the sun will quickly erase all of the good you are doing by breaking a sweat!

What is your favourite type of exercise?

 

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10 Comments

  1. I like to run in the woods, the feeling of being in nature (not that I´m particularly a nature person) while working out is great. Happy weekend <3

    http://kjandersen.org/

    1. I love trail running. I haven’t done it in a long time but I think you just inspired me!
      xo

  2. Another reason to run!

    1. My thoughts exactly!
      xo

  3. I hardly ever workout! I do the occasional squats and crunches haha!
    I think i’d be more motivated if I was to join a class!
    Definitely think thats what I need to do!

    http://blogbesidetheseaside.blogspot.co.uk

    1. I definitely get motivated by a good class especially if there’s a lot of energy in the room. Then you know that you’re all in it together!
      xo

  4. Monique@The Urban Mum

    I love Yoga – it is great for reducing stress and really stretching you out – I absolutely get a glow if you tackle a more challenging class. However if it is muscle tone and blood flow I want I go for a run or to a boxing class – finally; there is nothing like a lovely dip in the ocean to take care of all of the above… I guess the key is mixing it up and ENJOYING – better to do something rather than nothing…x

    1. I used to love kickboxing, boy would I ever get a “glow”. My fave type of exercise is a ballet class though, I just feel fantastic after taking one! Agreed about a dip in the ocean…that sounds fantastic right about now. Thank you!!!
      xo

  5. How lovely!… exercise help not only our skin but our entire body and mind!
    Have a great november!
    Xox from Miami,
    Borka
    http://www.chicfashionworld.com

    1. Exactly! That’s why it’s so important to move! I hope you have a lovely month as well!
      xo

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