While regular exercise is as important as a regular skincare routine, it can wreak havoc with your skin if you don’t have enough protection, particularly during extreme hot or cold months.
An integral part of skincare, along with a healthy diet, sun protection and lots of water supplementation, being physically active helps you to keep healthy and fit and delays the ageing process of your skin.
Exercise significantly increases blood circulation and boosts your immune system, but it can cause skin ageing if you don’t take the right precautions. Here’s what to look out for:
Though keeping your skin healthy means keeping it dry, you should avoid extreme dry skin. When you exercise, you lose water through sweat and therefore you should take necessary measures to provide your skin with enough moisture.
If you use towels or napkins or clothes used by other people during exercise, your skin is more likely to develop infections. Using anti-bacterial body washes after exercising can go a long way to avoiding these particular problems.
When you exercise, your skin releases more sweat, which in turn leads to wet skin that can cause normal skin bacteria to thrive. Therefore, it makes sense to always take a shower after workouts and use anti-bacterial soaps.
Consult an experienced dermatologist or skin expert if you have persistent problems.