Working out not only helps your figure, but also improves your complexion. Learn why exercise may be one of the best skin remedies for
acne, wrinkles, dull skin and more.
When you get your heart pumping from exercise, you’re supplying your skin with a nice dose of oxygenated blood that goes beyond that 'post workout glow'. Regular exercise keeps that youthful hue in-between workouts, maintaining a youthful radience.
When we workout, we reduce the levels of our stress-related hormone; cortisol, Cortisol can not only increase oil within the skin, leading to more acne but too much cortisol can also cause the collagen in the skin to break down, which can increase wrinkles and sagging. Exercise actually supports the production of collagen when the cortisol levels are in check, helping youkeep your skin firm, supple, and elastic.
Regular exercise boosts circulation by bringing more blood flow and oxygen to it, assisting the release of toxins from the body. Plus, all that sweating cleans out the pores of congested skin. Working out corrects the hormonal imbalance that can cause adult acne, something that frustrates many adult women who had hoped their acne would end with their teenage years. If you're acne prone, make sure to keep gentle, fragrance-free cleansing wipes in your gym bag. Be sure to cleanse your face and other areas that tend to break out immediately after exercising. Above all, avoid exercising with makeup on your face.
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. Try adding 30 minutes of a few simple yoga postures or a brisk walk to your day three times a week, and see the beauty return to your hair and skin!