Eat, sleep, sweat, repeat! But what about skincare in all that sweating, girl? Did you know that an improper post workout skincare routine can result in pore blockage and acne? Yes, it’s true!
Read along to find out how to take care of your skin after a workout to keep it radiant and free from that stubborn acne.
The first step of your post workout skin care has to be deep cleansing. Make sure to use a gentle cleanser and allow your face to relax. Massage the cleanser in small circular motions for at least a minute. After rinsing, pat at the skin dry and simply dab away the water droplets with the softest towel you can find.
2. Face Mist / Toning
Without drying out your skin completely, spray some toner or a face mist to rehydrate your skin properly. Use proper application methods for an effective post workout skin care regime. Allow your skin to absorb this for a while before moving on to the next step.
Just like a morning routine, make sure that your post workout skincare routine also has a moisturizer in it. Any type of skin is at its most sensitive right after a workout. Use light water-based moisturizers to keep your skin from breaking out. You can also apply serums or hydrating gels instead of a moisturizer.
4. Heavy skincare at the end
This would be one of the commonest mistakes ever!
Don't apply your anti-acne skincare products right now. Rather, wait until your skin has gone back to normal, which would ideally be after a few hours. Keeping heavy treatments for bedtime is actually a better idea.
Before you go through with this routine, analyze your workout timings to alter your pre and post workout skincare accordingly. If you leave your house for working out in the mornings, make sure you have a layer of sunscreen on. If you work out in the evening, it is a good idea to practice your bedtime skincare routine after the workout.
So there you have it! The secret to the ultimate acne-free and glowing skin after the workout!