Beauty Tips For Active Women

Exercising does the body and mind good, especially since sweating releases all the bad toxins out of your system. It can also lead to unwanted breakouts and clogged pores. So let’s talk about some simple tips on how to avoid these mishaps.

Lather on the SPF! I can’t say this enough, before you go out on your morning hike apply a generous layer of at least SPF 50 to prevent sun damage and future wrinkles. An interesting fact is that if you consume at least 5 carrots you are able to increase  the sun protection to SPF5 due to the carotenoids. It also gives you a beautiful golden glow versus a red tone.

Have you heard about pre-cleansing? The number one thing to do before starting your workout is to remove all your makeup because the pores begin to open up once you start sweating and excess oil builds up. This can lead to bacteria and other sorts of dirt and pollution to enter the skin, clogging the pores.

Post-cleansing is a must as well. Shower as soon as you are done with working out and try wearing loosing clothing because tight attire keeps the sweat and pores in constant contact, which can lead to further breakouts.

Avoid touching your face while at the gym. Sadly these places are not as clean as they seem even if you are using sanitizing wipes. It’s best to not wipe of the sweat off your face with your hand and come in contact with bacteria. Instead bring a sweat towel and lightly dab away.

Pimples around the hairline can be caused by something you did not expect. Your conditioner. In some cases certain conditioners can clog the pores leading to forehead acne. When working out be sure to tie your hair up to avoid contact on your skin.

Have a great workout!

Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer