Do you indulge in a guilty pleasure that harms your skin? When does working out added with guilty pleasure equally doing you more harm than good? Working out is good, right?
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Yes…but most woman work out with a face full of makeup and well …that's bad and even harmful. The gym is a place to get your heart rate up, build muscles and sweat. But all of a sudden gyms are meeting places and social gathering places where…gulp, other people are and we don't want to look our absolute worst but is this habit undermining the health of our skin? Read on to learn what dermatologist recommend to look your best while your slick with sweat and gasping for breath.
Before going to the gym do you apply just a little foundation, eye shadow and mascara or maybe small touch up coming from work? Woman want to look good while they hit the gym, we all have done it but according to doctors this could be doing real harm to your skin.
Dermatologist Dr. Julia Carroll, of Compass Dermatology states, “There are lots of reasons why people want to wear makeup at the gym.” follow by “If sweat gets trapped under the makeup it can increase the risk of acne-which is the most prominent thing and sometimes, possible infection, but that is not as common. She adds “the gym is a social place and if they really want to put their best face forward they should cleanse their face, reapply the makeup then workout. In addition Dr. Carroll says “make sure you give your face a good wash or use a cleansing cloth directly after”
We all want to look our best when out in public but at what risk to our skin? Another source that gives his opinion on wearing makeup at the gym. Is even more bold in his beliefs in staying makeup free and tells us why in the details below.
Andy Millward a member of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology explains it like this; “Unlike skin care products which are designed to be absorbed into the skin, makeup is designed to sit on the surface of the skin to give it that flawless, airbrushed appearance. ” When we exercise, heat is generated in the body due to an increase in cellular metabolism.” then he said, ” When the skin is warmer, it is more susceptible to product absorption i.e. any makeup that's sat on the surface will be absorbed easier. This can then lead to an increase in congestion and blockages within the pores.”
Yuck, that can be so bad for many reason. Plus if you have make up on and go to rub off the sweat the makeup comes off too and then you have half a face that is smeared and half not. Not a good look at all…So let your skin be free, rub the sweat from your eyes without mascara on them, and let your natural rosy-cheeked flush shine through. Loving yourselves with and without makeup, at the gym is a great healthy way to let your skin do what it’s supposed to—breathe and sweat and flush out any unwanted toxins that need an easy exit path. Give freedom to your body and your skin will love you for it.
We love to hear from you readers, please leave your comments, questions or concerns and we will get back to you. In addition if you have any tips or trick to looking good while working out add them and share with your fellow female. See you at the gym.
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