By: Janette Artea
Sometimes a good sweat session is all you need. It raises your heart rate, clears your mind and best of all, gives you a cute booty! It’s no secret that removing your makeup before a workout is a good idea – good for your skin, keeps the burn that accompanies mascara running into your eye at bay and prevents you from leaving your entire face on the towels at your favorite fitness studio. Everybody wins! A good workout is a good detox sesh for your body and your skin. Your skin will thank you for removing your makeup before a workout, but it will build statues in your honor if you give it some TLC immediately after you’ve sweat out the day’s stresses. What are some good post-workout skin care product to make sure sweat and dirt don’t clog your pores? Glad you asked…Here are 3 post-workout skin saviors.
Washing your face immediately after you work out is a must. Using a cleanser specifically to combat acne is highly recommended as the salicylic acid will thoroughly cleanse and remove any debris and sweat from your pores. This cleanser by Mario Badescu will not only give you that clean feeling, but you’ll also walk out of the gym feeling refreshed thanks to its soothing blend of botanical extracts like aloe, chamomile, and thyme.
Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser, $15; ulta.com
Facial scrubs do an excellent job of deep cleaning on a regular day. However, they’re not recommended at all after a workout sesh. Post-workout skin is incredibly sensitive and more susceptible to rashes and abrasions if you aren’t careful. Most dermatologists suggest reaching for a foaming cleanser instead. Get the same deep clean feeling with a gentler foaming wash that will gently rinse toxins and debris away leaving your skin feeling smooth and clean.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, $38; ulta.com
What’s a skincare routine without the moisturizer? Going for a mattifying moisturizer after your workout helps soothe your skin while controlling oil and minimizing shine. After all, we shine in more ways than one – and that doesn’t mean our faces need to radiate all that hard work we put in long after the teacher says, “thank you, next class!”
CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer, $30; ulta.com
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