Keeping fit is important for the health of your body and the health of your skin. Breaking a sweat can have a ton of benefits but if you’re doing these common things after a workout, chances are you’re compromising your skin in a big way.
You don’t have to compromise your workouts or your skincare to get the results you want. Here are a few tips to remember post-workout to keep your skin looking wrinkle free!
Be Gentle With Your Skin
When you workout, you’re used to having a tight grip on your weights and machines. One of the most common mistakes you’re making after a workout is being too rough on your skin when you’re cleaning off the sweat or applying your moisturizer.
You want to touch your skin as gently as possible after a workout and avoid anything drastic like exfoliation. Feeling sweaty can have you thinking you need a harsh exfoliant but using an oil-based cleanser that digs deep into pores will remove any dirt and sweat left over from your workout and leave skin soft to the touch.
You’re Touching Your Face Before Washing Your Hands
If you stop to think for a moment how many other people put their hands on the same gym equipment you did today, you’d probably be pretty grossed out. Recent studies have even suggested that free weights in the gym are as dirty as a toilet!
By touching your face before washing your hands, you’re transferring all that disgusting bacteria directly to your face and it is bound to cause breakouts and skin infections. Make sure before you start your post-workout skincare routine, or touch anything for that matter, that you wash your hands with soap and water directly after your workout is done.
Don’t Skip Moisturizer!
No matter how dewy and soft your skin feels after a workout, it’s super important that you don’t skip your Repair & Release Cream after you break a sweat at the gym. During your workout, your skin sweats and the moisture it loses needs to be replenished after your sweat session.
Most people skip moisturizer after the gym because they’re worried it will clog pores but experts agree this is actually the most ideal time to apply peptides and nutrients to your skin. With all the toxins removed from your sweat session, the powerful ingredients have time to get to work to repair wrinkles and damage and prevent more signs of aging on your face.