Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but you need to use the correct cosmeceuticals to make sure that it does not damage your skin. When we exercise, we put our bodies through a certain amount of stress, which often results in sweat. Although a good sweat can feel great, it can do damage to your skin if it is not followed up with the proper cosmeceuticals. Keep these things in your gym bag to make sure you leave with a healthy body and healthy skin.
Choose Cosmeceuticals for Your Scalp
Because most of our scalps are covered with hair, we tend to forget they are actually part of our skin and need to be cared for as such. When you sweat, and the sweat evaporates from your scalp, it can create a dryness that leads to dandruff as well as uncomfortable itching. When you go to the gym, bring along a cleansing leave in conditioner spray that you can spray onto your scalp after your workout. It shouldn’t upset your hairstyle and will protect your scalp from damage.
Take Care of Your Lips
The skin on your lips is some of the most sensitive on your body so you should have cosmeceuticals in your bag that are formulated specifically for them. When you are breathing heavily during a workout, you are likely drying out your lips, which will leave them cracked and sore. Applying a natural lip balm before and after your workout will protect them from unnecessary dryness so they can be soft and smooth both before and after the gym.
Keep Face Wipes on Hand
Although face wipes should not replace other cosmeceuticals for cleansing your skin on a regular basis, they are great to have on hand for the gym. Wiping your face immediately after a workout removes sweat and oil before they have a chance to clog your pores. Once you get home and take a shower, be sure to properly wash your face with a gentle cleanser that will work below the surface of your skin. However, wipes are an excellent quick fix to hold your skin over until you are able to clean it more thoroughly.
Working out is an important part of a healthy lifestyle but you must make sure that it is not causing damage to your skin. It only takes a few small products in your gym bag to keep your skin healthy pre and post workout.
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