Your 3-Step Workout Skincare Routine for Youthful, Glowing Skin
Don’t wait for the new year to get moving. Exercise is crucial for your physical health, mental wellbeing, and reducing stress. Need another reason to get active? Exercise improves skin health. Whether you get your blood pumping at the gym, at home, or outdoors, it’s important to practice healthy skincare habits that prevent acne, improve hydration, reduce irritation, and combat aging. Here’s your ultimate workout skincare routine to keep your complexion clear and glowing.
The warm up
Protecting your skin before your workout is just as important as warming up your muscles. From the lockers to the weight room to the great outdoors, arm your skin against the free radicals that attack during exercise. A lightweight and protective formula like our Vitamin C Serum 20% is the perfect defense. Supercharged with nutrients and antioxidants, our serum uses the highest form of active, bioavailable Vitamin C to shield your skin from damage. Don’t forget to pair it with sunscreen before you get going. Whether you’re breaking a sweat outdoors or inside your favorite gym, recent evidence shows that all light contributes to skin damage and aging. So pack that serum and SPF in your gym bag. Can you say power duo?
The cool down
We all know how important cooling down is after a good workout. Just as your muscles need the time to breathe, relax, and recuperate, your skin does too. Did you know that heat can damage the skin by halting its restorative processes? Protecting your skin from heat exposure is simple. Just be sure to always wash your face post-workout with cool water and a gentle cleanser. Along with helping your skin cool down, a quick cleanse will rinse off any oil, dirt, and sweat that can lead to clogged pores and acne. It’s important to use a gentle yet effective cleanser in order to prevent skin irritation after working out. Our Vitamin C Cleanser is formulated with organic Coconut and Aloe Vera to give you the best of both worlds — clean pores and youthful, glowing skin.
Remember to hydrate
The last step? You know it — hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Once your skin is clean and refreshed, lock in the hydration with a powerful moisturizer. After patting down your face with a clean towel, a thin layer of moisturizer will help reduce redness, tighten pores, and balance skin. We love using our Vitamin C Moisturizer Lotion to help our skin absorb remaining water beads for a 24-hour hydration effect. Our secret ingredient? Vitamin C 15%, a potent antioxidant that tightens your skin as it protects. No dark spots, fine lines, or harmful free radicals here.
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