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Why exercising is good for the skin?

Apr 21, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

Why exercising is good for the skin? - SavarnasMantra

Exercising is very important for a healthy lifestyle. It's just like eating food is important for the energy levels, exercising is important for health. The most important benefit of exercising is - WEIGHT LOSS. Well, we all know that. But, did you know exercise is also good for skin health? Let us help you discover the benefits of exercise in the domain of skin. If you really want real and natural skin, exercising or working out is a fantastic way to achieve it. 

Directly or indirectly exercising influences the skin. It can cause a great impact on your overall skin health. 

How exercising is good for your skin? 

Let us help you know the real science behind exercising and skin health. It is all about the mental, hormonal and physical health when it comes to skin. Same goes with exercising, exercising helps build a positive impact on mental, hormonal, and physical health too. Did you know that exercising regularly helps release endorphins? Well, for the new beauties around, endorphins are your “feel-good hormones” which are happy hormones. It is a beauty hormone that keeps your skin happy and feeling good. 

We all are aware that healthy skin will boost our confidence and helps us stay happy. So, exercising should be part of your daily regime and one should include it in a daily routine for super-healthy skin. 

Before you rise up and start exercising, you must know about other skin benefits. This will boost you up to hit the gym and get beautiful skin. 

Benefits of exercising on skin health 

Here are some benefits of exercising on skin health - 

  • Cleansing skin 

Sweating out is an easy way to cleanse the skin's pores. The heat from the exercise will remove all the trapped dirt, grime, and dust to cleanse your skin. This will also keep blackheads and whiteheads at bay. 

  • Natural glow

Want an instant and natural beauty glow? Well, no makeup and just exercise will do all good. It will revitalize your skin from within. Dont forget to look at the mirror after you sweat out for that natural glow. 

  • Improve blood circulation 

Exercise helps improve blood circulation by increasing the heart rate. This improves the oxygen supply and nutrient flow to the skin. Well, exercise is a secret to natural blush and rosy cheeks post-workout. 

  • Hormonal balance for the skin 

Exercise helps maintains good hormonal balance and healthy weight. Stress hormones, skin hormones, sleep hormones, and hunger hormones are all in a healthy state with regular exercise. 

  • Evens out skin tone 

When we talk about exercise, melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) which stimulates the melanocytes (skin cells) to secrete melanin (skin pigment) remains in balanced condition. 

  • Keeps skin problems at bay 

Exercises prevent all skin problems, especially acne and other issues. Exercise also helps to build up the skin’s immune system. 

  • Sleep regulation 

Exercise regulates the melatonin hormones(sleep hormones) which give you sound sleep. This is very important for healthy skin. 

  • Stress management 

Exercising helps in stress management and this is very important for the skin. Any kind of stress will show up on the skin. 

  • Youthful effect 

If you want to stay young, you must exercise daily. Exercising has anti-aging effects which tone your skin and makes it young. Do not forget to add some facial exercises for healthy skin. 

  • Collagen boosting 

Exercising has collaging boosting effects which is a must for healthy skin. It improves the facial muscle tone and protein metabolism of the skin. 

  • Decrease puffiness of the face 

If you get up with a puffy face, exercising is a good option. A puffy face is mainly due to water retention especially seen in the morning. Exercise allows you to sweat out and helps avoid puffing your face. 

  • Skin regeneration 

Exercising helps in the sloughing off dead skin cells with sweat and helps in revealing new fresh skin every time you sweat. This will boost the process of cell regeneration. 

How to take care of your skin while exercising? 

Here are some steps to include in your daily routine before you start exercising 

  • Remove your makeup with a good makeup remover before you head towards the gym.
  • Cleanse your face thoroughly
  • Apply a good moisturizer and sunscreen
  • Carry a clean towel in case you tend to sweat out too much
  • Carry a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated
  • Tie your hair up
  • Do not work out with open hair
  • Avoid touching your face too frequently
  • Cleanse your face after a workout
  • Splash cold water
  • Take a shower
  • Mild exfoliation can be done
  • Apply some serum on freshly cleansed skin
  • Wash your hair with a mild shampoo
  • Change your sweaty clothes which may block pores 

Follow these steps pre and post-workout and watch your skin glow !!! I am sure you are thinking of hitting the gym right away. Keep that going every day to change your lifestyle completely. In case you cannot hit the gym, make sure to do some brisk walking for 45 mins which can help you with healthy skin. Don’t forget to add some facial exercises or yoga exercises for a healthy glow.