Exercise and skin health

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Here at CTC we care about your WHOLE wellbeing; we take care of not just your body’s wellbeing but also your skin.

We have recently launched Embody, our sister company to CTC healthcare which focuses more on your general wellbeing, skin care and cosmetic procedures.

Besides the obvious skin care and treatments, people tend to forget one massive aspect to keeping healthy skin… Exercise!

Exercising regularly can help promote healthy circulation in your skin which in turn keeps it toned and glowing. Exercise also increases blood flow, which increases oxygen and nutrients to all over your body, including the skin. Increased blood flow helps to flush out the waste products in your body therefore helping to maintain your skin health. This in turn will also reduce bodywide inflammation which helps regulate skin significant hormones and prevent free radical damage.

Exercise also eases stress which helps with a variety of skin conditions such as acne, eczema and break outs!

Exercise is great for the skin, but only when a good skincare routine is adopted. If you’re working out and not taking these precautions you could actually be reversing the positive impact your workout is having on your skin!

1. Remove your makeup before exercise

This can clog up your pores and reduce skin health. You could also take anti bacterial wipes to clean off any gym equipment you’re using, as the bacteria might get on your face and cause outbreaks.

2. Wear sunscreen if you’re exercising outside!

We cannot stress this enough. UV rays are one of the biggest reasons for skin ageing and increases skin cancer risk. Try to avoid peak UV times (10am-4pm)

Make sure the sunscreen is sweat proof. Exercising and sweating can remove the sunscreen and sweating can actually increase the chances of burning.

3. Keep your hair out of your face.

Hair covering your forehead or face can cause pores to clog up and potentially result in breakouts.

4. Make sure you’re wiping the sweat off.

Sweat has salt which dries out your skin and can irritate skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. Make sure to also moisturize after the workout to avoid drying out the skin. During exercise try not to wipe your face with your hand—instead use a clean soft towel to pat your face dry.

5. Remove sweaty clothing ASAP after exercise.

This will help your pores to breathe after the workout. Try to get into the shower right after to wash away of the sweat and salt off your skin—however use lukewarm water instead of hot water as hot water can strip the essential oils off your skin.

So what are you waiting for? Get exercising if you want to look and feel good! Also make sure to check out our extensive REN skin care products in our clinics or on our website to take even more care of your skin!

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