September 16, 2022
Getting your daily recommended 30 minutes of activity every day is no simple task. For many, workouts are scheduled before morning commutes, during lunch breaks, or later in the evening.
Balancing a jam-packed professional and personal life with a quest for health and fitness is no easy feat, and sometimes, it requires cutting corners.
Here are some great tips for making the most of your time.
It is not necessary to remove your makeup before you work out. Most facial skincare products contain more natural ingredients which are lighter by nature.
If you wear a heavy moisturizer or makeup, that is a barrier on the skin that prevents the evaporation of water (sweat).
If you don’t have time to remove your makeup before your workout, or you’re uncomfortable going bare-faced, try to wear a tinted moisturizer and waterproof mascara rather than your full makeup routine.
If you like using dry shampoo, apply it before your workout so it will absorb oils and grease. Dry shampoo cannot soak up all the dampness caused by sweat. And many shampoos have a very high alcohol content which will dry out your hair.
Spray a generous amount of dry shampoo onto the areas that get wet the fastest, such as the hairline and the base of your neck.
Dry shampoo will add volume and texture to your hair, so you won’t have to worry about styling it after an intense workout.
Make sure you pick a dry shampoo that works well with your hair type and will last all day.
Do not touch your face during your workout because your hands are dirty, and you might get a bacterial infection. So deliberately keep your hands off your face while working out.
Don’t wipe or rub your face against your clothes, as it can lead to rashes and itchiness. Instead, use a soft towel and pat it on the skin to get the sweat off.
It seems obvious to drink water during a workout. This hydrates your body and helps you have beautiful skin to hydrate. As the saying goes: "Beauty is from within" and is never truer.
One of the major skin concerns people have when it comes to working out is breakouts.
Have you ever forgotten to wash your face after a run and allowed the sweat to dry? Notice how hours later, if you go to wipe your cheek, you’ll see how perspiration cakes onto your skin. This can cause breakouts and irritation.
As you exercise, sweat, oil, and dirt can build up and eventually clog your pores. This can lead to acne, unwanted skin irritation, and, in severe cases, facial scarring. To prevent this from happening, wash your face gently after workouts.
Washing your face can help stop breakouts before they happen.
Don't rinse your face with hot water. Hot water will open your pores and make your face redder. Think cool, so cold water will cool you off as well as get rid of the redness of your face after exercising.
During a workout, your face might turn red from the exertion. Spray a hydrating and cooling toner on your skin to calm it down. The benefit of a skin toner is it acts as a moisturizer for your skin.
Or, wash your face with cold water. Very refreshing.
If you don’t have time to shower immediately and need to be somewhere in about a short time.
Bringing a pack of deodorant wipes or cleansing wipes with you when you're on the go for workouts can help you feel refreshed after sweating. A quick wipe-down will help you quickly remove the odor from your body and leave you feeling fresh. You can swap your gym towel for a cleansing wipe and pat down your face, chest, and neck.
Avoid breakage and creases in your hair by pulling your hair back in a loose ponytail or low braid, especially when wet. Try to avoid tight elastic hair ties. These can cause hair to break, hair to fall out, and cause headaches. Use hair ties that are gentle, such as spiral hair ties or scrunchies.
Exfoliate your skin gently, apply serum, and at the end, apply moisturizer on your skin with a cooling gel can also be effective.
We also recommend immediately following up with a medical facial primer such as InviCible, which helps smooth imperfections and dark spots.
Again, this might be overkill. But once we get busy with our day, we could forget to drink more water to keep hydrating our skin and our body. So keep that water flowing past your lips.
August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022
IN THE PRESS