By Kimberly Fleming @kim_fitness

Your skin has multiple layers of tissue and is used to cover your body. It is the largest organ of the human body and, like any other organ, is prone to spots, wrinkles, blemishes and other problems if neglected.  It is important to adopt a daily skin care routine that consist of cleansing and moisturizing that can keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. Although often times dissociated, exercise should be a regular part of your skin care regimen. Exercise not only reduces the risk of chronic diseases, boost energy, and speeds up your metabolism, but it can revitalize your skin by making it look supple and healthy.

Common Ways Exercise Can Make You Look Better

Exercise Help Heals Wounds: According to a recent study in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, exercise may help speed the healing of skin wounds even in adults who aren’t lifelong exercisers. The study, done by Charles Emory,  was based on the fact that age tends to slow down wound healing and it proved that exercise enhances the regulation of Cortisol which help heal wounds.

Exercise Rids Toxins: Your racing heart, dripping sweat, and elevated temperatures doesn’t just mean that your body is burning a good amount of calories. It is also a sign that your body is cleansing itself. Sweat is your body’s way of cooling down and purging toxins that can clog your pores and cause unwanted blemishes. Exercise increases blood flow and oxygen to your skin and send your sweat glands to work by pushing toxins to the surface of your face. It is important that you use a gentle face cleanse to wash your face after every workout. This can help prevent dirt buildup and the re-clogging of your pores.

Exercise Reduces Stress: All types of exercise have been known to produce endorphins in your body to make you feel good and momentarily give you an escape from problems that worry you. Many studies have concluded that stress can cause or worsen acne, psoriasis, hives, and other skin problems. Stress has been said to suppress the body’s ability to heal. Hence the reasons why many doctors recommend stress reduction to help with medical issues. Exercise, especially mind & body fitness like yoga, can reduce tensions in your entire body which will reduce those unwanted lines in your face.

Exercise Makes You Smile: Maybe not during the workout when you feel near death but most can agree that after you workout you feel accomplished. Although visible results might not be immediate, the joy of knowing that you did something to better yourself always brings a smile on your face. A smile that can carry you through your day and improve productivity. Exercise gives you a beautiful glow that can be seen beyond the sweat.

Do as your dermatologist tells you when coming up with your skin care regimen; find a gentle cleanser, a great moisturizer, avoid touching your face, exfoliate and eat a healthy diet. Remember to also get a good workout in 3-5 days a week. Your skin will feel younger, healthier, and it will love you for it.

One Response

  1. Michael

    I totally agree. I’m a pretty active person and I think I heal quicker then others. I cut my leg on an outdoor run, and in a few days pretty much gone. My girlfriend gets jealous of me barely having a scar. I told her to go Running more often.
    Thanks Kim.


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