by Jude Kayton October 09, 2017
If you love working out you are probably sweating a lot. We all know exercise is good for our body, but did you know, exercise and sweat can be great for your skin? According to dermatologist Ellen Marmur: "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". Increased circulation essentially helps to nourish your skin. So it’s not just body and soul that benefit from a good work out. A regular work out combined with a great skincare routine can leave you with a beautiful natural glow this summer.
Love your sweat
Sweat is sexier than ever – and it’s good for you. That’s right, there are actual medical benefits to sweat, and a good skincare regime can help you lock in those benefits and leave your summer skin glowing. As well as regulating your temperature, sweat can also release toxins to leave you feeling relaxed, less bloated and all round better as you literally “sweat it out”. Sweat also contains antibiotic agents such as dermcidin. Best of all, sweating can literally lift your mood, since a good work out floods your bodies with endorphins leaving you with that awesome “rush” of feel-good hormones.
Sounds great right? Well, training hard can help you get a healthy glow, however, there are some downsides to sweating. To begin with, the combination of sun and sweat increases photosensitivity and means sun damage has even more of an impact than usual. The biggest problem here is premature aging because the effects of aging (wrinkles, loss of firmness, etc) are accelerated by sun damage. And when you sweat in the heat your skin also loses key minerals and vitamins, which can lead to dehydration and over-dryness. Sweat-induced damage can cause collagen degeneration and elasticity loss, especially. But don’t sweat it, a good skincare routine can protect your skin, and the potential for sun damage certainly shouldn’t put you off exercising (the benefits definitely outweigh the negatives).
Make your skin glow
To make sure your sweaty exercise leaves you with beautiful glowing skin, it’s important to find the right skincare regime to lock-in the good benefits of sweat while protecting you against the downsides. To start with, stop the negative affects of sun and sweat before they start by using an SPF cream to keep skin protected. It’s essential to do this before your work out.
While you exercise, perspiration opens up your pores and lets your skin get rid of grime and prevent spots. To make sure this happens use skincare products that are non-comedogenic (so they don’t clog your pores and prevent the cleansing effects of sweat). Also, remember that when sweat eliminates all that grime and everyday dirt, you can’t just leave it to fester on your skin. It’s super important to use a good cleanser that helps wash away dirt and leaves your skin clean and clear. And after you’ve done this, it’s important to prevent your skin getting dehydrated (after all, you lose a lot of moisture when you sweat) so lock in the positive effects of sweat with a nourishing serum.
Don’t break out from working out
FRÉ has a unique solution to sweat-induced skin problems including breakouts, dehydration, redness and photo aging. Its special formula is based on the incredible desert Argan – a tree known for its extreme resilience in hostile conditions. Argan is great to prevent and treat breakouts, keeping skin clear with a natural glow. And FRÉ has gone one step beyond Argan oil; together with a group of dermatologists and skincare experts, FRÉ created Argania Active Complex©, a new and unique formula that combines Argan stem cells and leaf-water with Argan oil. FRÉ is non-comedogenic so won’t clog your pores, which means you won’t break out when you work out.
Glow with Argania Active Complex©
Argania Active Complex© contains stem cells taken from the desert Argan tree that have demonstrated a protecting and nourishing effect on dermal cells and are capable of deeply rejuvenating skin. Stem cells help lock-in the benefits of sweat while preventing skin damage. FRÉ’s 3-step skincare solution contains everything your sweaty skin needs to glow this summer. Use PROTECT ME – a moisturizing SPF cream – before your work out. Then use PURIFY ME – a moisturizing cleanser – to wipe off excess sweat and grime, and finally try REVIVE ME – an anti-aging serum – to deeply nourish post-sweat skin and build your skin’s resilience. All products are formulated with sweat friendly textures that are light and fresh and won’t leave you with a white cast.