How Exercising Can Benefit Your Skin

How Exercising Can Benefit Your Skin

Regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. Because exercise can help you look better and feel better, it should come as no surprise that it can have benefits for your skin, too. Exercise habits that include strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and stress-relieving practices like yoga have the greatest overall benefits for how your skin looks. Keep reading to learn more about how exercise affects your skin, how to treat your skin during your workout for the best results, and which aesthetic treatments will boost that healthy glow.

Benefits of Exercising for Skin Health

Improving your skin’s health and appearance is one of the major perks of hitting the gym. Here’s why:

It increases circulation. Working out gets your heart pumping, and the increased blood flow helps carry nutrients and oxygen into your skin cells. This boost in circulatory action lasts long after your workout is done, initiating more effective cellular repair and replacement throughout your day.

It flushes out toxins. Breaking out in a sweat is a good thing, as it flushes out toxins, cleans your pores, and gets the lymphatic system working. Moving lymph fluid out of your system also contributes to a leaner, tighter appearance for your whole body.

It reduces stress. Stress taxes our immune system, which can trigger physiological responses such as breakouts, inflammation, and allergic skin reactions. Because exercise decreases the body’s elevated hormonal and immune responses to stress, it can improve chronic skin conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.

It prevents and reverses signs of aging. Just thirty minutes of aerobic exercise can make you look and feel younger. Regular physical activity promotes the healthy functioning of all your organs, the largest of which is your skin.

It improves your overall health. Your skin works hard to protect your body from external toxins. When your overall health is improved, that job is much easier and your skin will be less stressed, keeping it looking and feeling its best.

How To Take Care of Your Skin When Exercising

Before your workout — If you wear makeup, it’s best to wash your face before your workout. If you’re heading outside, apply a layer of sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, preferably with sport capabilities so you won’t sweat it off.

During your workout — The main thing you want to be mindful of when you’re working out is to keep your face clean. Avoid touching your skin after using equipment or machines, and use a clean towel to wipe your face, preferably one that’s soft and freshly laundered.

After your workout — That cool down you do for your muscles? It’s good for your skin, too. Spend a few minutes stretching or walking to let your skin rest before you head to the showers. Washing your face after a workout is a must, and don’t forget to reapply your sunscreen.

Aesthetic Treatments To Boost Your Workout Results

Venus Glow™ Facial Renewal

If you love the healthy glow you get after a workout, you’ll love the results of a Venus Glow™ facial renewal treatments. This non-invasive facial provides a deep clean for skin by using a powerful tri-modality design to open up, deep-clean, and treat the pores. Venus Glow™ can help treat common skin concerns like dullness, dryness, redness, irritation, rough texture, and puffy skin. The result is skin that feels soft and hydrated and a complexion that immediately looks healthier, brighter, and more revitalized. Our facial renewal treatments are a perfect stand-alone treatment for a renewed skin appearance or can complement and enhance other skin care routines and therapies.

TriBella™ Facial

Most of us barely have time to exercise, so we appreciate that you want to get the most out of your aesthetic visit. For a total transformation in a short timeframe, the TriBella™ facial treatment is a three-in-one therapy that combines photofacial, anti-aging, and skin resurfacing to improve skin tone, elasticity, and texture. First, a photofacial treatment corrects discoloration, fades age spots, reduces sun damage, and improves skin tone. Then, the anti-aging treatment diminishes fine lines, reduces wrinkles, and firms up skin. Lastly, the skin resurfacing treatment smoothens out the appearance of uneven skin texture, scars, rosacea, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and other skin textural concerns.

Body Slimming Treatments

By eating well and exercising, you’re well on your way to having the best skin of your life. Body slimming treatments enhance your hard work by tightening skin, reducing wrinkles, and getting you one step closer to the figure you want. Venus Legacy™ and Venus Versa™ use advanced technology to safely and comfortably deliver energy below the skin's surface, where it works to tighten skin in both smaller, hard-to-hit areas like the arms and jawline, and larger, more common problem areas like the abdomen and thighs. The result is a slimmer figure with a more defined shape.

Venus Bliss™ Treatments

The whole point of exercising is to love how you look and feel in your body. If you feel like you could use a secret weapon to get you there, consider Venus Bliss™ fat reduction treatments. Using a proprietary combination of energies (Diode Laser Lipolysis, Multi-Polar RF, and Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields), Venus Bliss™ combats hard-to-beat fat, reduces cellulite, and creates a leaner appearance painlessly and without the recovery time a more invasive procedure would require. It also kickstarts collagen and elastin production, bringing a slim, smooth appearance to the body.

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