It’s not a secret that your entire body can benefit from the effects of exercise. Your skin is the largest organ you have, so cleansing it from the inside out with a good workout is the key to looking your best. Working out isn’t all about dropping pounds or prepping for your next triathlon. Regular exercise also gives you a healthy, glowing look that you just can’t get any other way. With so many exercise options available, it’s important to know how each type of workouts can affect your skin.
Cardio= Instant Glow
Cardio is undoubtedly a fantastic way to improve your blood circulation and get that instant glow. An increase in blood flow helps the cells throughout your body receive the oxygen and nutrients they need. That increase will also enhance the cell renewal process and help draw toxins out of your body. Speaking of toxins, sweating is another way your body gets rid of them. When you sweat, your pores open and dirt/oil is pushed out. Concerned about breakouts? Sweat has natural anti-biotic properties, which may actually help reduce acne!
Weight Training= Give a Boost of Collagen
Higher collagen levels equate to firmer and more elastic skin, something we all could use! Weight training is a fun way to extend each workout due to the seemingly endless variety of moves to choose from. Another benefit of lifting weights: it can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Try incorporate lifting in your next workout to get firmer, smoother skin from head to toe.
Yoga= Normal Sebum Production
The stress hormone cortisol can cause excess sebum production and acne. Yoga is one of the best ways to ease stress and lower the hormone. This will normalize sebaceous glands and decrease stress related breakouts.
Cardio, weight training, and yoga each do their part to help to improve circulation, boost collagen and ease stress to give your skin a youthful look and feel. Most importantly, it’s important to choose exercises that you enjoy. Mix it up regularly to eliminate boredom and to ensure your success in achieving healthier skin. I believe skin matters and you should always love your skin, so get moving and get glowing today!
Note* you are advised to take proper precautions if you have any health limitations, Consult a physician if you do. Conduct workouts in the presence of a trained fitness professional.