There are so many ways to workout nowadays. We all have a workout of choice. We want it to suit our busy schedule, to suit our personal goals of keeping fit, to suit our body strength and weakness.
Many more women are now opting for running workouts, which have many benefits including but not limited to:
– Saving on a gym membership.
– Can be done at any time of the day; you can pick the moment when you feel like working out the most, jump into your running shoes and go.
– Gives a sense of great freedom and lets you enjoy the outdoors.
– It clears up the mind.
– It gives your skin a better glow thanks to the heart pumping during the run.
Running is a very enjoyable workout and it definitely greatly improves your level of fitness.
When talking about the relationship between running and your skin, you need to consider different elements.
During a running workout, you will sweat quite a bit. Sweating is very good to release toxins from your body, on the other hand it could cause a sweat rash.
A sweat rash can be more common than you think. It normally forms between the folds of the skin for lack of ventilation, friction or humidity.
Weather conditions as also need to be taken into account. Strong sun or wind can have great impact on your beauty.
It is very important to protect your skin accordingly before getting ready for a run. Wear sun screen, moisturise your skin. Do consider wearing running clothes that cover up your arms and legs if needed. Wear a cap that will shade your face from direct sunlight.
It is also very important to follow a beauty routine after a running workout.
Your body worked hard, your skin sweated a lot and you might have developed a skin rash.
Follow these simple five beauty tips for your post-running workout care:
Your face is the part of your body that will probably be most affected by your running workout. It will be exposed to the sun, you might have wiped sweat off by using your hands causing irritation or dust could have made its way to your cheeks.
It is very important to cleanse your face skin thoroughly. You can use a gentle cleanser like the FRE Hydrating Facial Cleanser. It will work wonders on your skin by leaving your workout glow and taking away all the impurities produced by the sweat.
Stick to this habit and gently cleanse your face immediately after each running workout. Your skin and you will be grateful for it.
Your feet deserve a treat as well, especially because they are the ones having a very rough time during your workout. They are closed inside your shoes and are probably most likely to develop a sweat rush between toes or blister or even calluses.
Even if you are wearing a very good pair of running shoes, your feet will very likely sweat a lot.
As a good habit remove your shoes and socks as soon as you get home. Let your feet breath. Let them soak in warm soapy water for about 5-10 minutes and you can use a pumice to soften and thin any calluses.
After drying, you can massage them with moisturiser. Your feet will be extremely grateful and happy.
If you sweat a lot during your run, it is a good custom to wash your running clothes after each workout. If you have sensitive skin, you will be less likely to develop a sweat rash if you wear clean workout clothes.
It happens to all of us; we come back from a run and start doing all sort of things before getting in the shower.
Especially if we went for an early morning run, we come back hungry and decide to have breakfast before showering.
It is actually not the best approach. It is best to have a shower immediately after each running workout. It is not good for the skin to let the sweat drying on it as it can contribute to spots and it clogs out the pore.
It is best to freshen up immediately. Take care of any sweat rash, apply some moisturiser and wear some clean clothes.
If you are suffering from a sweat rash opt for some soft cotton clothes that are loose on the skin to avoid rubbing against the rash.
After these simple steps you will feel on top of the world and will be able to enjoy your breakfast much more.
It is very important to keep a healthy and balanced diet when working out. Carbs and protein are very good for your muscles.
You should not wait too long to eat after a run, especially after a long run. Your body needs to replenish energy quickly.
The sooner after a run you eat, the more you minimize soreness and stiffness in your muscles.
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