Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ways Exercise Makes You Ugly

1. High Impact Sports Age You:

Exercises like running break down the smallest tissues that support the structure of your muscles.  Each “pound of the pavement” forces gravity against you, pulling and tearing your skin towards the ground. Sagging skin caused by this traumatic and cyclic activity is usually most visible on the face, knees, and breasts. Save your skin by remaining active, but with low impact sports and activities such as swimming or walking.

2. Loss of Essential Vitamins & Nutrients Devitalizes Skin:

Exercising and then eating unhealthy, improperly re-nourishing, or failing to hydrate your body after a workout is especially detrimental to skin. As the largest organ on your body, your skin needs you to stack up on more than protein  post workout. You need essential vitamins and minerals that only proper food can provide. For glowing and healthy skin, eat the plots of the rainbow - all veggies continue beta carotene proteins which come from the pigment of the vegetable or fruit... This is what re-nourishes your skin from the inside-out post workout. Lastly, let me ask, "how does a grape become a raisin?" Dehydration. Even though I shouldn't need to remind you to drink water, allow me to do so anyway: drink more water for supple, beautiful, healthy skin!

3. Sweating = Compromised Skin, Dry with Clogged Pores

It's no secret that exercising can cause you to breakout, especially during summer months when there's no reprieve from the heat and sweat. An improper skincare regime can take this problem worse by over drying the skin. But, what can you do about it? Introduce skincare into your exercise regime.... Here's how:

A.  Wash your face with your regular face wash before you exercise to purify the surface of your skin. Whatever is on your skin before you exercise will sink into your pores as they open throughout your workout. Avoid cleansing brushes and make-up removing wipes, as brushes can irritate and inflame the skin while wipes usually contain ingredients that lay on your skin which  precludes your pores' ability to fully breathe and expel impurities as you sweat. 

B.  Avoid cross contamination. Sweating allows  bacteria to transfer more easily from other people’s hands to the surfaces of exercise machines and weights. Be sure to disinfect machines before and after use, and still avoid touching your skin, even to wipe off sweat from your forehead. Same goes for your exercise partner: if you touch each others hands or bodies while sweating and working out, avoid cross contamination of bacteria by washing your hands with antibacterial soap before, during and after a workout. 

C. Use a salicylic cleanser after your workout, while your face is still warm and wet from sweat. This ensure that the exposed pores can be thoroughly cleansed and closed before contamination can continue from sweat and dirt post-workout. Salicylic dissolves dead skin cells without causing damage to or over drying the skin. 

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