Exercise is beneficial to your skin

You already know that exercise is good for your body but did you know exercise is beneficial to your skin? That’s right: Provided that you stay hydrated and, always wear sunscreen, a regular workout can do wonders on your complexion. “We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important. But anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant,” says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, author of Simple Skin . Here are three ways exercise makes skin more radiant and healthy-looking:

1. Exercise cleanses your skin from the inside out

A good, sweaty workout gets your heart pumping, which boosts circulation and blood flow. That, in turn, nourishes skin cells. Plus, the increased blood flow delivers reparative nutrients to your skin and increases collagen production. Improved circulation aids in the removal of cellular debris, free radicals and toxins.

2. Exercise helps clear clogged pores 

Sweat and heat open your pores, making it easier to expel debris like dirt and oil, kind of like getting your face steamed during a facial. Just be sure to remove your makeup  before working out and wash your face immediately afterward to keep that pore-clogging gunk from sinking right back in.

3. Exercise helps you de-stress and sleep better 

When you are tired and stressed, your face reflects it. That might mean waking up with dark undereye circles or puffiness, dull skin or acne breakouts. Regular exercise can lower your levels of the “stress hormone” Cortisol. Studies show that regular exercise can also ease insomnia.  So you may finally start waking up with the great skin you’ve always dreamed about.
With a consistent workout regimen and a consistent skincare Regimen your skin will look better than ever. Best of all, with both skincare and exercise, it’s never too late to start!
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