The Post Work-Out Glow

Happy Thursday!

How fantastic is this Spring weather we are having? All the flowers in bloom make you want to walk for days.

This year, I decided to get serious about my workouts, and I discovered that my skin felt more bouncy and glowy.

According to the New York Times, recent studies show that exercise plays a large role in preventing skin aging. They even go so far as to claim that it may reverse skin aging in people who begin to exercise later in life, whoa! How incredible is that?

Don’t make any conclusions that you have to hit the gym hard and run endless miles per day, just 30 minutes of moderate to high-intensity exercise three times a week can have a positive impact on both your health and your skin. Anything that promotes circulation works to improve skin health, even speed walking counts!

Increasing blood flow brings fresh blood circulation to all areas of the body, especially to the skin, the body’s largest organ.

Increasing blood flow to the skin helps to rejuvenate and nourish skin cells by bringing them oxygen and nutrients thus helping to carry away toxic substances such as free-radicals and other waste products that may be harmful to the skin cells.

Exercise decreases stress

As we all know, exercise decreases stress. Stress is a significant factor in aging. Stress exacerbates skin conditions such as acne and eczema. When you exercise, it calms your body by producing feel-good endorphins. Stress hormones also directly affect the sebaceous glands, or the glands in the skin that produce oil.

Working up a good sweat is the equivalent of getting a mini-facial.

When the pores dilate, sweat expels trapped dirt and oil. Just be sure to wash your face afterward, so the gunk doesn’t get sucked back into the pores.

Sending glowy and skinlicious vibes! πŸ’‹

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