It’s no secret that exercise can make you feel stronger, healthier, and more confident, but working up a sweat can do more for your body than just help you squeeze into your favorite outfit. Regular exercise is one of the keys to achieving and maintaining beautiful, healthy-looking skin. These fitness tips will get you moving toward a higher level of beauty, inside and out.
Work It Out
Exercising can help cleanse the body of the toxins we receive from our diet and other environmental factors such as pollution.1 Increased physical activity can also reduce acne-causing stress hormones while increasing blood circulation,2 to give you that healthy, energetic glow. Additionally, after a good workout you will sleep better, which allows your body to release growth hormones that help repair damaged skin cells.3
However, in the midst of a hectic schedule, finding the time to hit the gym is not always an easy task. Developing a fitness routine is a gradual process that requires patience and dedication to avoid overexerting yourself. If you haven’t gone for a jog in several years, you can’t expect to begin training at marathon levels. Try easing yourself back into a steady workout routine with these simple guidelines
To ensure that you get the maximum skin benefit from exercise, remember to cleanse your face regularly to remove the oil and sweat buildup. Avoid wearing makeup when you train in order to minimize the chance of breakouts. With these simple tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way toward more beautiful, glowing skin.
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http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/12745/1/Exercise-to-Detoxify.html. Updated 2012. Accessed July 24, 2012.
2. Mayo Clinic. Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/HQ01676. Updated July 23, 2011. Accessed July 24, 2012.
3. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Your guide to healthy sleep.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf. Updated August 2011. Accessed July 9, 2012.
4. Mayo Clinic. Yoga: tap into the many health benefits.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/yoga/CM00004. Updated January 16, 2010. Accessed July 24, 2012.
5. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Healthy skin matters.
http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Kids/healthy_skin.asp. Updated January 2011. Accessed July 16, 2012.