From the title of this article you may assume it’s all bad news, but that’s where you are quite wrong! Sweating is actually excellent for your health and your body’s natural way of flushing out toxins, including heavy metals, so sweating regularly is highly recommended!
But now you may be wondering how it can benefit your skin too?
In this article we will let you in on the good and bad side of sweating when it comes to your skin, as well as share a few simple tips to combat any issues so you can reap the skin benefits the way nature intended!
Wipe the sweat off your brow, pour a cold drink and get reading!
We all know that awesome feeling after a sweaty workout when our skin is flushed and we enjoy a rosy, healthy glow that no amount of highlighter can recreate.
Sweating is a great for boosting blood flow, which helps to provide that instant luminosity, but it has long-term benefits too.
Increased circulation helps to promote the formation of a very important structural protein called collagen, which is essential for taut, plump and youthful looking skin.
But the benefits extend far beyond a natural anti-aging boost!
Sweating helps to remove impurities from the skin and can even protect it against bacteria like staphylococcus and E. coli! It does this by secreting a natural antibiotic called Dermcidin, how incredible are we as human beings!
If this isn’t motivation to get your workout gear on, we don’t know what is!
Overall, sweating is actually very healthy for your skin and a completely natural process, so be sure to use an all natural deodorant that doesn’t block sweat or interfere with this process.
The not so good
Of course, sweating isn’t all good news for your skin.
If sweat sits on your skin, say after a workout, and you don’t cleanse your skin right away, it may clog your pores and result in blemishes, something none of us really have time for!
There’s an easy fix for this and it all comes down to a clean and healthy skin care ritual.
Cleansing, toning and moisturizing is important day and night, but it may be necessary in the middle of the day too if you sweat for any reason.
Over-cleansing can strip your skin of beneficial oils, so we love indulging in an oil cleanse to prevent this from happening and to keep our skin perfectly balanced.
Another great tip is to keep our face mist in your handbag or gym bag along with a cotton pad and use it to wipe grime off your face at any time during the day! Of course, it has the added grounding and soothing aromatherapy benefits thanks to it’s beautiful essential oils so you can’t go wrong!
As you can see, sweating isn’t all bad! Remember this the next time you hit the gym and leave dripping sweat!
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