While exercise is great for mind, body, and especially your skin, there are simple steps everyone should take after your daily sweat sesh to avoid breakouts and blackheads. A workout that leaves you breathless also leaves your skin flushed, sensitive, and covered in sweat and bacteria. I’m all for hitting the gym to stay healthy and fit, but don’t forget to reward your skin for all its hard work, too!
Remove Your Makeup
I get it: it’s hard enough to find time to work out, so adding another step to your pre-gym routine may seem impossible. However, Wearing a full face of makeup to the gym can do more harm than the “good” of saving an extra minute. When you work out, makeup can prevent sebum and sweat from escaping from your pores, causing breakouts. Pack a travel size gentle cleanser in your gym bag and make sure to thoroughly cleanse your skin before working out.
Get Out of Your Workout Clothes Stat
Workout clothes like leggings and compression tops look super cute during your sweat class, but aren’t great news for your skin. Tight, moisture-wicking materials generally aren’t breathable and can trap oil and dead skin next to your skin for hours and hours, creating the perfect storm for a body breakout. After your workout, be sure to get out of those tight clothes right away.
Skip the Scrub
A hot, sweaty face may not look great, but all that extra circulation does wonders for your skin health. Post-workout skin is also especially delicate and prone to microabrasions, so using a gentle cleanser instead of a harsh exfoliant is a better option to refresh your skin.
Apply EGF Serum
After cleansing, use our gentle EGF Activating Serum to reduce redness. This serum includes natural vegan proteins that reduce blemishes while promoting collagen production.
After applying serum use our Micro-Roller to increase your skin’s post-workout glow.