Steps in having a clean and clear skin
The first step to clear skin is always a good cleansing routine! Once you find out what kind of skin you have and what type of products to use, it’s important to follow a good cleansing routine.
The list of health and fitness benefits associated with exercise is seemingly endless. Among other positive effects, you likely already know that working out on a regular basis helps to keep your weight in check, your blood sugar levels stable and to improve your mood.
But one advantage of exercise that isn’t touted quite as commonly is its ability to improve the quality of your skin. When you work up a sweat you release toxins from your skin. However, the benefits might be lost if you don’t make time to properly care for your skin after hitting the gym. To help you make sure that your skin will stay healthy and blemish-free, we offer the following post-gym clear skincare tips.
Get clean after a workout
Exercise is good not just for your body but for a clear skin, too, since it can improve circulation. Just don’t forget to shower and wash your face after a good workout, so bacteria and dead skin cells don’t clog your pores.
Use Body Wipes. We suggest investing in disposable body wipes (like Action Wipes) that you can use to clear your skin right after a workout. This will help in removing excess oil from a clear skin. Carry oil-absorbing sheets in your bag. Use them to blot away any shine that pops up while you’re out and about.
Always work out with a towel. For the obvious reason of wiping away excess sweat. Don’t touch your face, especially after spending time at the gym, your hands are covered with germs and bacteria.Make a habit of keeping them away from the face in order to avoid infections and acne.
Treat your feet. If needed, use a foot deodorizer. It’s a great way to clean your feet after a heavy workout.
Don’t head to a tanning bed. GTL (gym, tan, laundry) is not the best order for carrying out your errands. The first step in after gym clear skin care is to skip the tanner. It’s harmful to your skin, in so many ways. There’s also the range of cosmetic clear skin concerns, like wrinkles and sun spots, so skip the tanning bed!
Limit Shower Time
Your muscles are sore, and you’re exhausted. But resist the urge to spend the next half-hour in the hot shower. It may soothe your muscles, but it will also strip your skin of vital oils, leaving you dry, itchy and unhappy.
Both over-washing and under-washing can spell trouble in a clear skin. Avoid over-washing which can cause dry skin. Unless recommended by a doctor, washing more than twice a day is a no-no. It can over-dry your skin. Why is that a bad thing? Because your face needs some oil to stay healthy and moisturized. If you dry out your skin, your body overcompensates and produces, even more, oil – which could lead to a breakout! The key to a great cleansing routine – and clear skin – is always balance.
Keep your hair away from your face, both during and after exercise. This will help prevent oils from clogging your pores, which can cause breakouts. Toss on a cotton scarf before you begin your workout and you’ll avoid fighting with your clear skin post-workout.
Oil, dirt, and product from your hair can get on your face and clog your pores. Keep hair totally clean and try to keep conditioner and other hair product away from your clear skin. And try to keep your hair off your face.
After working out it’s important to replenish the natural moisture and oils that have been removed from your clear skin. When it comes to your face, you really should invest in a high quality, fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich product that includes vitamins A and E and the super-ingredient hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound that is expert at restoring moisture to your clear skin and has also been shown to stimulate collagen production. If you’ve been exercising outdoors, a moisturizer with antioxidant ingredients is important to help repair damage caused by UV exposure and other environmental factors.
Skip out on applying your makeup for the gym. You want your clean and clear skin to be able to breathe while you’re working out or else you’ll end up with majorly clogged pores. If you must, try putting on a tinted moisturizer rather than all those heavy products.
We recommend washing two times a day – once in the morning and once at night.
While you sleep, oil and dead skin cells build up and can clog your pores. Washing your face first thing in the morning removes whatever settled in your clear skin overnight. If you use a cleanser with an acne medicine, it will help get rid of pimples and blackheads and keep new ones from forming. Another plus: washing in the morning can help wake you up! And feeling refreshed is always a great way to start the day.
So you washed your face in the morning. Why wash again at night? Because you’ll want to get rid of all the dirt and oil that settled in your pores throughout the day. Think about it. Do you wear make-up? Do you touch your face often, exposing your clear skin to more bacteria and dirt? Imagine leaving all that grime on your clear skin while you sleep. No thanks!
All-natural treatments for a clear skin
Step away from a pimple! Popping can cause infections, making the stitch worse. Instead, dab a sulfur treatment on problem areas morning and night. It brings down swelling until your zit disappears.
Try a DIY oatmeal treatment. Rub an ice cube all over the area for about two minutes before applying an acne cream or a DIY face mask. If you’ve got a bad pimple problem, try a simple home remedy! Cook oatmeal as directed on the package. Let cool, and then stir in lemon juice and egg. Dot mixture on pimples and leave on overnight.
Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to a week. The oatmeal’s antioxidants will bring down swelling, while the acid in the lemon kills bacteria in your pores. The vitamin E in the egg will tighten and clear skin so it appears perfectly smooth.
Unclog pores with an all-natural treatment! Whip up a spa-worthy mask right in your own home using strawberries—they’re a great natural exfoliant! This mixture will help smooth bumps and unclog pores.
Mix together equal parts mashed strawberries and plain yogurt. Spread the mixture on clean skin and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Follow with alcohol-free toner and moisturizer!
Don’t skimp on using. Wash your face for 30 to 45 seconds with a dime-size amount of cleanser. That’s how long it takes to clear dirt and oil off your face. Suds up your cleanser in your hands first. It helps activate the ingredients, so they are more effective when applied to your face.
Detoxing Sheet Mask: Sheet masks serve up a ton of nourishing hydration to your skin and are a mega chill way to relax. A cooling, an invigorating option is the Florapy Jasmine Peppermint Detox Mask ($8) which will clear your skin up while perking it up at the same time.