Is Exercise Good for Your Skin?
The short answer is a resounding and fist pumping “YES”. The fact is that regular exercise helps tone muscles of your body, but it also has tangible benefits for healthy radiant skin. We begin with pointing out that exercise increases blood flow, it helps nourish skin cells by carrying oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin. So “what does that tell me?”, you ask – well, it increases blood flow also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals. And that is just the beginning…
Exercise has been shown to release stress. You are feeling stressed – hit the gym! Conditions that can improve when stress is reduced include acne and eczema. Exercising can help your skin look healthy, improve your acne, wrinkles and dull skin. New study shows that exercise may help reverse skin aging, even for people who don’t start exercising until later in their life. Working out also helps the body to produce collagen, which is a protein that helps to keep your skin supple, firm, and elastic.
“…exercise increases blood flow, it helps nourish skin cells by carrying oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin.”
Key-highlighted benefits of exercise for healthy looking skin:
- Sleeping and Exercise, helps you rest and sleep better. Your body and skin need repair time and does it best when you’re sleeping eight hours as recommended.
- Workout Radiant, the natural oils of the skin are produced when you exercise. That helps the skin look healthy and supple. That rosy complexion you showoff after a workout is indicative of health and a level of attractiveness.
- “Good Stress”, exercise decreases stress levels, which could reduce stress related skin conditions. When the body is under stress, cortisol levels increase in the body. Exercise decreases levels of that stress hormone and increases level of endorphins. Consistent relaxed expression can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
- Sweat Purge, the kidneys, liver and the skin are responsible for eliminating toxins from the body. During exercise, sweat purges the body of toxins that could have clogged your pores causing acne. Regular exercise increases the functions of the sweat glands. Taking a shower after your workout to remove the toxins and dead skin cells. This step will prevent clogged pores or bacterial or fungal infections.
- Blood and Oxygen, during exercise, your heart and lungs are responsible for delivering oxygen-rich blood to your muscles as well as to your skin. Improved blood flow also carries nutrients to the skin. The added blood, oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin improves collagen production. Collagen keeps the skin smooth and plump.