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Five Things to do Before and After Working Out To Protect Your Skin


by Amber Kennedy January 20, 2017

As you workout to keep your body strong and fit, you need to take care of your skin as well. There are steps that you can take to protect your skin before and after a workout. Doing so will prevent skin problems that those who work out often usually experience such as sweat rash and sweat spots.

Before working out,

  1. Remove makeup

Wash your face to remove dirt and makeup from your face. This will leave your pores clear and ensure they don't get clogged. Bacteria thrives in warm, damp conditions so when sweat mixes with dirt on the skin it will forms grime which forms blemishes.

  1. Keep it off your face

When you are working out, you want to keep sweat off your face. You can't help sweating but you can prevent sweat from dripping all over you by holding your hair back from your face and wear a sweatband. This will minimize chances of sweat getting into the pores and blemishes forming.

  1. Apply moisturizer with sunscreen

If you are working out outdoors, you need to keep your skin protected from the sun. Clean your skin then apply a moisturizer with adequate SPF on your face, neck and chest. 

  1. Hands off

As you work out, you may want to get sweat off your face with your hand- don't. When you are working out and perspiring, the pores open up even more to release sweat. This makes it easier for dirt, bacteria and oil to get in, clog the pores and cause blemishes to forming. Keep a small towel with you and use it to pat sweat off your face.

  1. Stay dry

There are gym clothes made of fabric that wicks away moisture away from the body right away. Apart from keeping you dry and comfortable as you work out, gym gear made of these fabrics absorb sweat before it can clog the pores and start forming blemishes.

Precautions to take care of your skin after your workout

When you finish working out, there are other precautions you need to take to avoid post-workout skin blemishes. You have taken steps to protect your skin before your workout and you need to take more afterwards or else you will lose the benefits of the precautions you took before.

After working out;

  1. Quick change

Only when sweat stays on the body for a while does bacteria start to develop and cause skin blemishes. Remove your gym clothes right after a workout.

  1. Cleanse your skin thoroughly

When your workout is over, you need to cleanse your skin. If you wiped off makeup with wipes before working out, you should now cleanse your skin thoroughly. The best products to use for your skin are those dedicated to women who work out. FRÉ Skin Care is the pioneer brand of skincare products specially formulated for skin that often sweats. .

For a deep cleansing the skin, FRE offers Purify Me. Purify Me is an Argan-based, deep-acting, gentle cleanser and exfoliant. It leaves skin clean but not stripped of its post-workout glow.

  1. Hydrate and rebalance your skin

Another FRÉ skincare product is Protect Me. Protect Me is a 100% vegan, defense facial moisturizer with an SPF of 30. It is ultra-light, sweat-resistant and won't sting eyes. It fights oxidation. It is highly effective for fighting free radicals and preventing dark spots.

  1. Protect and nourish with a replenishing serum

Finally, FRÉ offers Revive Me. This deep replenishing serum restores moisture and vitamins after the toughest workout. It also works to encourage collagen regeneration and the formation of new skin cells. This serum will keep your skin in good condition.

  1. Be consistent

FRÉ skin care products are meant for use not only on days you workout but daily. Use them consistently and even on the days you don't work out so that your skin remains resilient, with an healthy glowing.



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