Whether you’re a gym buff who goes every day, a leisurely runner who hits the pavement a few times a week, or a yogi who sweats it out at 6am, exercise makes us feel good. It’s scientifically proven. But your weekly routine shouldn’t stop after you’re done working out.
A skincare routine should be an equally as integral part of your overall wellness routine, and your workout and skincare routines compliment each other. They go together like bacon and eggs. Like cookies and milk. Like mint chocolate and chips. Okay, now we’re getting hungry. .
The point we’re trying to make is that it’s important to be aware of how your skin reacts to sweat production, and the best way to treat, manage, and prevent unhealthy skin as a result. Having muscles, looking ripped, getting swole, and other gym terms we don’t know about, are all great for your physical health. But what we’re trying to say is, don’t sleep on a great skincare routine.
Firstly, working out does have a lot of great skin benefits. It can improve blood and oxygen circulation to your skin, as well as improve skin cell regeneration and collagen production. But staying fit can also cause excess sweat, dirt buildup, blocked pores, and fatigue - all of which can be bad news for your handsome face if you don’t have a plan in place. Acne, inflammation, and dark circles are just a few potential skin issues you could face. But, have no fear! A good skincare routine can help prevent and counteract these negative impacts.
So where do you begin? If you’re not sure where to get started, Lumin offers multiple skincare sets targeted for specific needs and skin types, and can help you figure out which products would be a good place to start. Finding the right products to help moisturize, exfoliate, cleanse, and nourish your skin are all a great first step in locking in your skincare routine. Just as you have leg and tricep days, it’s important to have exfoliating days, facemask days, pore strip days, and moisturizing days. (Hint: all days are moisturizing days.) And if you’re working out outdoors, it’s important to use products that protect against the sun, as sun damage can cause premature aging or sunspots.
We recommend our Classic Maintenance Set as the perfect starting point for athletes. It includes three products providing a balance of hydration, cleansing, and renewal.
- - Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizing Balm - Our moisturizer will keep you hydrated throughout the day, while protecting against sun damage and signs of aging.
- - No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser - Filled with charcoal, rose flower oil, and centella asiatica, this cleanser removes dirt buildup and prevents breakouts.
- - Reload Exfoliating Rub - Use it twice a week to remove dead skin, help cure acne scars, and reduce skin inflammation.
And don’t forget, along with an excellent skincare routine, eating healthy, staying hydrated, avoiding stress, and cleaning your sheets can all help in keeping your skin healthy and clear.
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