Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
Sweat has a tendency to
attract dirt and debris that can clog pores and set the stage for an acne
breakout, and obviously you'll be doing a lot of sweating as you exercise.
However, if you're smart you can continue to reap the benefits of physical
activity without doing damage to your skin. Here are some tips to remember
before and during your workout, as well as simple post-workout routine that
will nourish and replenish your skin after all that hard work.
You need to remember
that intense exercise, especially cardio and weights, raise testosterone
production and respectively its level in the blood for both men and women. We
also know that testosterone that belongs to the sex hormones (androgens) is one
of the strongest stimulators of sebaceous glands secretion. This stimulation
may lead to over production of sebum, and the cycle of acne begins.
So, everything is good
in moderation. If you suffer from severe acne, you may chose to exercise 3- 4
times a week, not 6-7 times. Also you may try to exchange one day of pure
cardio or weights and do Pilates or yoga that provide strength and flexibility
training without the same androgens inducement.
With a Promise of Clear