The Good (& Bad) Ways Exercise Affects Your Skin

The Good (& Bad) Ways Exercise Affects Your Skin

Have you ever wondered how exercise affects your skin? It is our largest organ, after all. It’s a commonly known fact that exercising regularly has many benefits physically and mentally. Increased energy levels, improved mood, and muscle maintenance are just some positive effects of consistently working out. But how does staying active positively and negatively actually impact your skin?

The Good

The post-workout glow is real, but it lasts only for a couple of hours. In addition to the post-workout glow, in the long run - exercise helps keep your skin looking and feeling healthier. Dr. Marisa Garshick, a New York City based dermatologist, told INSIDER that "Exercise, by getting the heart rate up and improving blood circulation, can help to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin which keeps the skin healthy, promotes collagen production, and promotes new skin cells which keeps the skin looking glowing and is also helpful for anti-aging". 

The Bad

While the act of exercising, itself isn’t harming your skin - your bad pre and post-gym habits could cause breakouts. Sweating can build up oil, dirt, and bacteria on your skin - all of which can lead to acne. "We know that when sweat sits on the body for too long, it can attract bacteria and clog pores so if not properly rinsed off, can make someone more prone to breakouts and acne," Dr. Garshick told INSIDER. 

This however, does not mean to get clear skin you would have to stop working out. This merely means that you would have to build healthier gym habits. Dermatologists recommend investing in an oil-free sunscreen if you’re working out outside to prevent clogged pores. After your workouts, prevent acne by washing your face with a gentle yet powerful cleanser that removes bacteria and prevents clogged pores without irritating your skin. If you have acne or acne-prone skin, dermatologists recommend maintaining a clear complexion with a multi-tasking skin care product such as the Bettr You Set.

The Solution

Bettr Skincare is a proven multitasking at-home professional skincare solution to combat sweat acne. Consisting of just three products - a cleanser, a moisturizer and a serum, the Bettr You Set keeps your skin fit, healthy and strong like the gym does your body. The Bettr You set is formulated with award-winning ingredients that have been hand-picked by an expert team of dermatologists to solve sweat acne from the root.

Suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive skin -  the set undeniably heals acne-prone skin by balancing natural oils, unclogging pores, and protecting from external aggressors. The best part? The Bettr routine takes just 60 seconds - nothing more one could ask for.

Stay Acne-Free after the gym - get  Bettr Skincare now.

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