Skin Benefits to Exercise

We have all heard that daily exercise is good for the heart, lungs and your overall stress levels.  And although the overall cardiovascular benefits of exercise are important, we often forget about how exercise affects your skin tone.  You might find that exercise can be the most thrifty skin care regimen in your arsenal.

  • Exercising increases your blood flow, which allows the blood to carry oxygen and beneficial nutrients to cells in your body, including your skin.  Blood flow also helps in carrying away free radicals from these working blood cells.  In laymen’s terms, think of it like detoxifying your skin from the inside out, as well as fighting off premature aging.
  • Stress levels have been known to decrease when exercising regularly, but on top of that reducing stress has been shown to improve acne and eczema.
  • Hydration can flush out any additional toxins and oils from your skin during exercise.
  • Sweat also purges your body of toxins and oils during exercise.
  • Exercise tones your muscles.  The stronger those muscles are underneath your skin the more toned and healthier your skin will appear.
  • Exercising regularly produces natural oils that will make your skin have a healthy glow, while also keeping your skin moisturized.  However, it is important to shower after working out to prevent breakouts.

*** If you plan on exercising outside, be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen.  ***

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