We all know that regular exercise is good for us. In fact, medical reports tell us that regular exercising actually reduces the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as strengthening our bones, muscles and joints.
As well as, just making us generally fitter, regular exercise can actually make us more attractive. This comes in the form of healthier hair, smoother skin, brighter teeth, improved posture and a more confident demeanour.
If you are thinking, ‘How can regular exercise make my skin look younger and feel healthier?’ Just read on.
Exercising makes the body heat up and sweat. The increased blood flow to the skin when exercising causes the sweat glands to increase their function, helping to cleanse the body of toxins that can cause unsightly blemishes and pimples. These toxins may remain on the skin after exercising, which is why it is so important to shower after every workout. If you don’t shower after every workout, you may find yourself suffering from fungal or bacterial infections caused by dirt clogging your pores.
2. Muscle Toning
Whether you are strength training or cycling, these types of regular cardio workouts will help to firm and tone your body’s muscles. This in turn will give your skin a much healthier look and feel. Toned muscles help to support the skin, making it feel and look more firm and elastic. Toned muscle also helps to minimise the look of cellulite around the thighs and buttocks. You can’t actually exercise cellulite away, but you can help to minimise the appearance.
3. Improved Blood Flow to the Skin
Studies show that regular exercise boosts the levels of oxygenated blood to the skin, which can help with a number of skin conditions. This oxygenated blood carries with it nutrients to the skin cells, which help your skin to look clear and healthy. If you combine regular exercise with high quality skin moisturisers, you skin should stay in incredibly good shape for many years to come.
4. Ease Stress
Exercise is well known as one of the best ways to relieve stress. Stress is thought to have certain impact on your body, which can result in acne, or flair ups of psoriasis. If you are relaxed, you will look and feel a whole lot healthier than if you are suffering from stress or stress related disorders such as depression.
5. Your Complexion
During exercise, your skin starts to produce more natural oils. These oils help to give your skin a healthier glow and help in the prevention of spots and blemishes. After exercise, remember to cleanse your face to rid it of any dirt or toxins that have accumulated on the skin’s surface.
6. Reduce Puffiness
Regular exercise can help to reduce puffiness around the eyes and face. This is due to an improved Lymphatic flow, which helps to ease bloating and water tension issues. So, if you want those perfect eyes, it could be time to get your running shoes out and start hitting the trails on a regular basis.
7. Improved Hair
When someone looks at our face, they automatically notice our hair. So, to give your facial skin the best backdrop, you need to have healthy hair. Again with regular exercise oxygen rich blood is sent to the follicle, making your hair look more natural, shiny and healthy.
If you really want to look you best, you need to stick to a routine of healthy exercise and a well balanced diet. If you can discipline yourself to do this, you will stay looking good for many years to come.