Active skincare: Skincare tips for fitness lovers

Skin care
Written by Nigel Simpkins

If you follow an active lifestyle, you will be able to vouch for many of its common benefits. Those merits include holding off stress and anxiety, helping you to shift weight and, as Healthline attests, potentially even helping you to live longer. Of course, it’s great for sculpting the body, too!

Nonetheless, be wary of inadvertently neglecting the health of your skin as you exercise. With the following steps, you can tap into benefits of exercise without sacrificing the condition of your skin.

Gather skincare essentials into an easy-to-carry bag

A fitness regime can take you to many exciting places; think the gym, the pool, perhaps even an overseas boot camp. However, with all of that travelling, you could too easily forget to bring along particular items that are crucial to your skincare habits.

“I tend to always have a large tote with me (I never know where I’m going to end up!),” celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser has been quoted as saying by SELF. As for what you should pack in your bag…

Set to exercise outside? Then cover up!

Harsh weather conditions, whether hot or cold, can play havoc with your skin. For this reason, before you head out the door, pack extra clothes that you think you might need for protecting that skin – or consider applying sunscreen of a sufficient volume instead.

Tennis ace Serena Williams is one sporting superstar who swears by sunscreen. “I never leave home without it,” she has said, adding that she always reapplies it as well.

When should you apply sunscreen? Right at the start of the day!

Yes, even before you tuck into your Shreddies. Another tennis star, Maria Sharapova, has revealed that she keeps a bottle beside her shower. “I wake up, take a shower, towel off, and apply,” she said.

Why so early in the day? Sharapova explained: “As you go about your day, you’re thinking about the challenges ahead and the activities you’re doing, and sunscreen is almost not on your mind anymore.” In other words, remember it earlier, so you don’t need to later.

Keep yourself well-hydrated

Your mother wasn’t just lecturing you when she urged you to keep your fluids up. “My hair and skin are always in their best condition when I am eating healthy, drinking water,” celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins claims, adding that beet-carrot-apple-lemon-ginger juice seems to help her, too.

However, don’t wait until after a workout to replenish. HELLO! advises that you stay hydrated while exercising, too, as sweating will lose you moisture.

Don’t forget to moisturise after swimming

If you love to regularly take a dip in the pool, the chemicals in that water could adversely affect your skin. The situation could be especially bad if you tend to swim for hours at a time in an outdoor pool – as, together, chlorine and sun could combine to perilously dry out your skin.

Therefore, don’t skip a post-swim moisturise. To source an organic moisturiser, you could shop at the online outlet of premium brand Tropic Skincare.