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How can exercise affect your skin?

Posted by Administrator on 1/28/2015
We all know that exercise is great for your heart, lungs, & mental health, but it is equally great for your skin. To help you understand just how that’s done, we’ll start with how exercise affects your skin. 

Exercise increases blood flow to the skin, allowing the sweat glands to increase their functions & get rid of toxins. Those toxins are what clog your pores, causing pimples & blemishes. It also allows your skin to produce more of its own natural oils, which helps your skin look healthy & radiant. 

The Benefits: 

1. Exercise makes you sweat. Sweat purges your body of toxins that can clog pores & plague your skin with pimples & blemishes. Once you sweat out those toxins, it's important to wash them off — you don't want to leave them sitting on your skin. Always shower after a workout to prevent bacterial or fungal infections that may occur from dirt clogging up your pores. 

 2. Exercise tones your muscles. The more toned you are beneath your skin, the healthier your skin will look & feel. The stronger & firmer your muscles are, the more support your skin will have, & the more firm it will appear. 

 3. Exercise gets the blood flowing, & that increased blood flow carries more oxygen to the skin. The boost in blood flow & oxygen to the skin cells also carries nutrients that improve skin health, supporting all the effort you make with moisturizers & other skin care products on the skin surface. 

 4. Exercise eases stress. Exercise has long been known as a great way to relieve stress. It’s known to boost hormone production & suppress the body's ability to heal. 

So even if you’re taking a brisk walk or working it hard on the elliptical, any type of exercise will make your skin look radiant! 

Good luck & happy working out everyone!

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 Sources: Everydayhealth.com & webmd.com

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