Solution» Runner's face
It's hardly news that exercise is not only good for your body and soul but also for your skin and beauty. It helps maintain your vitality, promotes healthy circulation and slows down aging. To maintain your youthful and radiant look, no amount of anti-aging creams and serums will help unless you start from within. And it can be achieved through a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise.
Once the inside is taken care of, it's time to protect your hard-earned benefits from the outside with FRÉ Skincare, an innovative and comprehensive dermatology solution to common skincare damage caused by sweat, strenuous exercise, sun and other environmental factors. FRÉ's Argania Active Complex contains natural potent antioxidants. Our core products are specially formulated to protect skin from sweat and exercise-induced damage like premature aging, dryness, bumps, blisters, pimples, spots and sores.
Exercise improves your skin. Running, which is a simple cardiovascular exercise, not only burns fat but also makes your skin look good! Here are just some of the benefits of running for skin
Despite the wonderful impact of exercise on skin health, there are still some negative impacts that strenuous exercise can have on your facial skin. Runner's Face occurs when your cheeks sag or appear skeletal as a result of intense bouncing, fat-burning and regular exposure to the sun.
Women and men who have run marathons often suffer from "runner's face" in their late thirties. Runner's face isn't the only skin problem caused by strenuous exercise. Many workout enthusiasts experience sweat-induced acne, dryness, skin infections, sun damage, and chaffing because of exercise. Sweat creates a warm and moist environment conducive to bacteria growth. This is further aggravated by wearing sunscreen or makeup which clogs your pores causing bacteria to be trapped inside. Equipment that you may come in contact with while at the gym increases exposure to bacteria.
Does this mean you should think twice before exercising? Of course not. All the more so as exercise-related skin damage can be prevented and treated
Commonly experienced by women who do high endurance training, dry skin is a result of high sodium content in perspiration. Eczema sufferers also see more dry patches on their skin caused by salty perspiration. This can make you look wrinkly and older than you really are.
Women who have rosacea are more prone to severe flushing during a workout. This is due to the higher number of capillaries which are aggravated by vasodilation, a common blood mechanism caused by exercise.
Skipping sunblock can lead to premature aging caused by sun exposure.Even more so when you sweat or when you are exercising around snow, water, or sand. Sweat increases skin photo-sensitivity and sunlight is reflected from two directions, and not just from above, around snow, water or sand. Sun also aggravates acne which makes sunblock an essential element to your skincare routine.
If you suffer from allergy, you may be more prone to experiencing itchiness and hives after a workout. This is caused by a certain type of white blood cell associated with allergies which releases histamine as the body temperature rises during exercise causing allergy-like symptoms.
Acne flare-ups are often caused by hand or object-to-face contact which transfers oil and bacteria to the face and clogs the pores. Other bacteria-ridden culprits that aren't as noticeable are headphones, sports bra, towels, and exercise equipment.
Painful irritated skin with rashes, also known as chaffing, is caused when sweat and fabric rub against each other during a workout. It can even hit sensitive spots like the thighs and nipples.
Exercise triggers the body to release stress hormones which include cortisol. Cortisol triggers glands in hair follicles that increase sebum production. Sebum is essential but too much of it can block the follicle which in turn can cause dead skin cell build-up and lead to inflammation and acne.
123FRÉ is a comprehensive 3-step anti-aging treatment that creates healthy and resilient skin for women who love to work out. Its formulas and textures are specially suited to skin that sweats.
Step 1: "Protect Me" is an ultra-light SPF30 moisturizer. It is water-resistant, won't clog pores and won't sting eyes when you sweat (ophthalmologist tested).
Step 2: "Purify Me" is a hydrating facial cleanser that soothes, de-stresses, hydrates and rebalances skin pH, post-workout.
Step 3: "Revive Me" is a specialized anti-aging serum that regenerates collagen and skin elasticity.
All products are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic.
I have to say that I was blown away by the quality of the products! There simply is no other way to put it. And what surprised me most was that I wasn't the only one to notice that my skin looked better; people complimented me for having this "certain glow".
I have a very sensitive skin (that easily gets irritated from sweating during workout and from the changing weather conditions here) and the Fré samples calmed and soothed the skin directly after the first use.
FRÉ's dermatological products include the following ingredients: Argania Active Complex, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, stem cells, sterols to protect skin from premature aging caused by exposure to free radicals from UVA, UVB, AND IRA sun exposure and pollution. Active ingredients: Argan Stem Cells, Chamomile, Feulic Acid, Melissa & Rooibos, Polyphenols, Vitamin A, B5, E, Squalene, Symcalmin & Bisapol.
Argan organic oil is one of FRE's main ingredients that help it yield anti-aging benefits. The oil is widely popular around the world for its health and cosmetic properties including essential fatty acids particularly linoleic acid as well as vitamins A and E. They work together to help improve skin condition. Its benefits include the following:
FRÉ only uses clinically tested and FDA-approved formulas that have been proven to protect the skin from sweat and exercise-induced damage while maintaining a natural and light-weight consistency that allows skin to breathe as you exercise.
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You don't have to compromise between exercise and your skin health. Inspired by active and resilient women, FRÉ skincare products are specially formulated to help protect, cleanse, and repair skin that has undergone damage caused by sweat, environmental factors and intense exercise. Launched in October 2016, we are committed to promoting healthy beauty in motion thanks to our botanical-based research & development.