Looking for a good way to control acne, wrinkles, and other beauty problems? We have one word for you: exercise. Exercising is a great way to lose weight but it can also improve your skin. By regularly working up a sweat and forcing toxins from your body, you renew your skin. You slough off dead skin, you oxygenate it and you relieve the stress that causes wrinkles.
Oxygenating your skin is what gives you that glow after working out. You get your heart pumping which pushes oxygen throughout your body. When your skin is filled with that blood, you get that flush that is associated with exercising. You also feel more energised, which makes you smile.
It takes more muscles to frown than smile and frowning is one of the many causes of wrinkles. Working out helps your body release cortisol, a stress-related hormone that can cause acne breakouts and collagen break down. Collagen is a protein that helps keep the skin and other parts of the body functioning properly. When collagen breaks down, the skin sags and wrinkles. Exercising helps increase the body’s natural production of collagen and that helps keep your skin supple, firm and wrinkle free.
Prone to acne outbreaks as an adult? Exercise. Boosting your circulation can help keep sebum from building up in your pores and causing acne outbreaks. Sweating draws out the toxins and exercising actually resets the hormonal imbalance that causes acne in adults. Always cleanse your face with a fragrance-free, gentle to your skin facial cleanser or wipe after exercising to keep breakouts to a minimum. If you have other skin problems, such as eczema, wear workout clothing that wicks moisture from the skin and change right away. And, whatever you do, don’t wear makeup while working out.
Exercising not only helps your skin, but also your hair. The improved flow of blood throughout the body helps your hair stay strong and healthy because it provides nutrients to your hair, stimulates the follicle and encourages growth. Plus, it lowers stress, which causes hair to fall out and be brittle.
Any type of exercise can improve your skin, reduce your stress, help your circulation and aid in living a healthy lifestyle. By exercising three times a week at a moderate pace, and mixing up your workouts so they don’t get boring, you will see your skin improve, your hair becomes healthier and feel good about yourself.