For Gym Lovers: 8 Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy and Radiant During Workouts
Engy Elghannam
4/6/23, 10:15 AM

Gym lovers know the importance of maintaining a healthy body through regular exercise. However, many tend to overlook the importance of taking care of their skin during and after workouts because exercise not only improves physical health but also increases skin wellbeing and appearance. Sweat and bacteria can cause breakouts, irritation, and other skin issues. Therefore, it is essential to have a skincare routine that caters to the needs of your skin when you work out. In this article, we will discuss some tips that gym lovers can follow to maintain healthy, glowing skin while still achieving their fitness goals.

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Follow these 8 tips to maintain healthy skin during a workout.

Stay hydrated

Staying hydrated is very important for maintaining healthy skin. Water plays a key role in keeping our skin hydrated and maintaining its elasticity. When we sweat during a workout, our body loses water and essential minerals. That is why drinking enough water before, during, and after a workout can help prevent dehydration and improve skin health. In addition, it helps flush out toxins from the body, reducing the risk of skin breakouts. So, don't forget to carry a water bottle to the gym and stay hydrated for healthy and glowing skin.

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Avoid touching your face

Avoiding touching your face with dirty hands is very crucial, especially when you're at the gym. Gyms are full of bacteria, and it's easy for bacteria to transfer to your skin and cause breakouts. So, make sure to wash your hands before and after your workout to minimize the risk of bacterial transfer. Try also to avoid using shared equipment without cleaning it first, and always carry a towel to wipe down any surface you plan to use. This will help you keep your skin clean and healthy while you work out.

Don't workout with makeup on

Seriously, it's very important to avoid working out with makeup on. Sweat and the increased temperature brought on by exercise can cause open pores, which can become clogged by makeup particles, leading to breakouts and irritation. So, it's best to avoid wearing makeup to the gym.

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Pull your hair back

If you want to deal with breakouts after a workout, it's necessary to tie your hair into a ponytail or braid, as it can help prevent your hair from getting in your face and transferring dust and bacteria to your skin. Moreover, wearing a headband can help keep your hair off your forehead and prevent sweat from coming to your hairline. This will totally help reduce the risk of clogged pores and breakouts.

Don't skip the sunscreen

In case you are working out in the morning, it's very important not to skip out on SPF. Sun damage is a main cause of early aging, and exposure to the sun's rays during outdoor workouts can lead to sunburn and wrinkles. So, choose a  sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it before heading out. If you want a little coverage, you can look for a BB cream with SPF instead of foundation. This will help protect your skin while keeping it looking natural and healthy.

Dry your face during workouts

Drying your face during your workout with a clean towel is one of the things that will help you maintain healthy skin. It's necessary to make sure to avoid using the same towel that you have used on equipment or wiping your body sweat on your face. As dirty towels can spread viruses and bacteria, which can irritate your skin during your workout. You can also use disposable towels, as they work best. Additionally, while using towels, make sure to pat your face gently rather than rubbing vigorously to avoid irritation.

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Use facial wipes

Having some facial wipes handy is a great way to keep your skin clean and healthy when you can't wash your face immediately after a workout. However, it's important to choose facial wipes that are free of chemicals to avoid dryness and breakouts. The facial wipes that are made with aloe vera are the best and can help soothe and nourish your skin while removing dirt and sweat. Notice that when using facial wipes, make sure to be gentle and avoid scrubbing too hard.

Post-workout facial routine 

A post-workout facial routine is essential to keep your skin healthy and glowing. After cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser, use a toner, then apply a serum that suits your skin's needs, whether it be for hydration, brightening, or anti-aging. L'Oreal Paris Glycolic Bright Instant Glowing Face Serum is perfect for having a glowing face, and it's available now at ZYNAH. Follow this up with a gentle moisturizer to lock in hydration and protect your skin. Applying a face oil can also help nourish and soothe your skin after a workout. Finally, don't forget to apply eye cream to hydrate and brighten under your eyes.

By following these 8 tips, you can maintain healthy, glowing skin while staying fit and active. Remember to take care of your skin, as well as your body, to maintain good health and wellness.

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Engy Elghannam

Hii. This is me Engy Elghannam. Fashion has always been my passion; it always makes me happy to create my own unique style combination. Reading fills up my heart, I love reading all kind of books; I spend hours lost in the pages of a good book. The more I read the more I learn and get influenced. In fact, this what really made me start writing as I wanted to influence, express and write anything that would be beneficial for others.