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Aaron AD June 14, 2017
When you work out (and especially if you work out outdoors in the summer) your body and soul feel great but your skin can suffer. So how can you make sure you don’t leave your skin behind? While it’s important to cleanse and wipe off the combination of sweat and grime that builds up on your skin when you exercise, it’s even more important to properly nourish and care for post-sweat skin. This summer, as the weather gets hotter your skin is prone to even more stress and damage. When you work out during the summer, you are at risk of premature aging because the effects of aging (wrinkles, loss of firmness, etc) are accelerated by sun damage, which is intensified when the skin's photosensitivity is increased by sweat. When you sweat in the heat your skin also loses key minerals and vitamins (including lactate, urea, magnesium, glycine, citrulline, creatinine and uric acid). On top of this, the dehydration and over-dryness caused by sweat are worsened by the heat and sun. Workouts themselves cause collagen degeneration and elasticity loss, especially if they are regular, intense and outdoors. All of this means that summer puts your skin at risk. So how can you keep the benefits of a good workout while keeping your skin young and healthy?
Build skin resilience with facial serum
After you cleanse your skin needs powerful replenishing ingredients to prevent over-dryness, restore lost minerals and stop premature aging in its tracks. This means you need a high-powered daily anti-aging treatment to strengthen your skin’s resilience and fight back against the signs of aging. Skin resilience is the capacity of your skin to resist intense stress and quickly recover from it, staying healthy, youthful and radiant. According to Beth Gamble, Co-Founder of Waterlily Spa in Brighten, serums are particularly suited to this task since they are fluid and contain small molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes serums a high-power skincare solution for post-sweat skin. Esthetician Veronica Barton-Schwartz, owner of Veronica Skin and Body Care Center in Malibu, Calif., who counts celebrities Olivia Newton-John, Suzanne Somers, and Cher among her clients, agrees and thinks everyone should find a serum: "I think everyone is doing their skin a disservice if they don't have a great serum." Post-sweat is also the best time to use a serum since your pores are open and able to absorb more formula.
Serum or moisturizer?
You might be wondering what the difference is between a serum and a moisturizer and whether to opt for one or the other, or both. Essentially serums are lighter and penetrate skin deeper. They tend to deliver potent ingredients fast and provide a great solution for targeted skincare (so are particularly effective at stopping anti-aging during the summer). If you work out and sweat a lot, a serum can deliver exactly the right nutrients for your post-sweat skin. In addition, serums tend to leave out common moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil and contain fewer lubricating and thickening agents, like nut or seed oils. This means opting for a serum won’t make sensitive or oily skin breakout. And for dry or scaly skin, serums can be layered a moisturizer for an added hydration boost.
Avoid post-workout breakouts
Whatever your skin needs, there is a serum out their for you. But when you do start using one, bear in mind it takes about 28 days for your skin cells to regeneratemeaning you will have to commit to one serum for about a month to see if it works. If you work out frequently, it is important to find serums that work specifically to repair sun damage and collagen degeneration. It’s also important to find a serum that won’t cause breakouts, redness and pimples. To avoid a post-workout breakout, opt for facial serums that are non-comedogenic (literally meaning they won’t clog your pores). Natural vegan skincare is also a good bet since these types of formulas will contain less harmful pore-clogging chemicals and more high-powered moisturizing plant extracts.
Build skin resilience with Argan
FRÉ’s unique solution to the problems skin faces when you work out in the summer is Argan. FRÉ created Argania Active Complex©, which combines Argan stem cells and leaf-water with Argan oil. It takes traditional Argan oil’s healing properties one-step further to build up skin resilience. The central part of the formula is Argan stem cells. Stem cells taken from the desert Argan tree have demonstrated a protecting and nourishing effect on dermal cells and are capable of deeply rejuvenating skin. Essentially, Argan stem cells can protect and repair you skin from anti-aging and damage caused by the summer sun and actually return your youthful glow.
Glow withFRÉ this summer
REVIVE ME is a daily treatment serum customized for post-sweat skin that frequently experiences exercise-induced stress. It combats both the short and long-term harm caused when sweat combines with UVA, UVB & IRA rays and other harmful environmental conditions. REVIVE ME improves the natural regenerative and resilience capacity of the skin's stem cells by harnessing the power of the desert Argan. The formula gives you everything you need to rejuvenate post-sweat skin. And in addition to protecting and treating against long-term damage and improving skin resilience, REVIVE ME works fast to make your skin firmer, smoother and to give you a healthy summer glow. For best results, REVIVE ME should be used morning, evening and post-sweat.
***** Olivia Robbins said: Great trio!
I've only recently started using the full set, but I'm already in love. I work out daily and I feel like so many cleansers I've used post workout tend to strip my face of any moisture. I love the gentle exfoliation of the cleanser that leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed without that dreadful tight feeling. The serum is an absolute dream - lightweight on the skin but definitely gives my face a good dose of hydration and glow. The SPF feels light on the skin, unlike so many other SPF moisturizers that feel like a mask and burn my eyes. All around a great set! Huge thank you to TaliaSutra for introducing me to these products!
*****Kineret Amit said: Best skincare routine
Your products are amazing and long lasting. I am very happy and especially about the serum. My skin glows and it perfectly suits the eye area!
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