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.
Skip the Facial 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 gel cleanser instead of a harsh exfoliant is a better option to refresh your skin.
Use the power of cold to calm inflammation, reduce redness and decrease swelling. It's also great on sore muscles! Leave the Ice Roller in your freezer to chill the liquid inside, and gently roll over the skin.
Apply Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Serum
After cleansing, use our gentle EGF Activating Serum with natural vegan proteins to reduce redness and blemishes while promoting collagen production.
After applying serum use our MicroNeedling Tool 2.0 to increase your skin’s post-workout glow that you can’t get from other products or at-home treatments alone.
Apply A Body Peel Weekly
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 as soon as possible. Prevent body blemishes from leggings and sports-bras, and balance oil production by applying a self-neutralizing TCA Multi-Acid Body Peel weekly before bed. Just brush on and leave on. No rinsing needed. With regular use, skin is clearer, softer, smoother and spot-free.