Feeding yourself nutritious food before and after pumping up those muscles is the key to achieving your fitness goal. It is important to prepare the body before hitting the gym but at the same time, it is also essential to keep your skin in check when working out. If we regularly burn loads of calories and sweat heavily during workouts, it is a must to pay attention to our skin as well. It is crucial that you take the necessary precautions for your skin and avoid certain practices to keep the skin healthy and glowing. While it is always best to consult your dermatologist for anything specific, these simple tips might help too.
It is advised to wash your face thoroughly before you hit the gym. It will make you feel fresh before a workout andworkout but also clean your skin pores. You can use just water to wash your face or opt for micellar water or any gentle cleanser. Washing gets more important if you are wearing makeup, which can mix with sweat and oil to clog the pores. After washing your face, you can apply a layer of sunscreen if you are into running or working out outdoors.
Always carry a personal and clean towel to the gym to wipe the sweat from your face. Using an unclean cloth to wipe the sweat can expose you to the risk of infections. Experiencing itching while working out is common but you must control the urge to scratch the skin too much as it can lead to rashes.
Once you are done working out, your first priority should be to take a relaxing shower and wash off all the dirt, oil, and sweat. If the skin gets dry after a shower, apply some moisturizer to hydrate it and enjoy the post-workout glow. Don't avoid the shower as it will lead to rashes, itching and dirt build up as well.