Monday, November 15, 2010
Anti-aging Practice: Washing your face BEFORE EXERCISE?
Have you ever gone to the gym right after work? Ever see ladies working out with makeup on? I can answer YES to both of these questions and can honesty say that I have been guilty of "working out with make-up on"! Yes, I confess....
Do you wash your face prior to working out to remove the makeup and/or the oil and grim that has built up from the day? WELL, WE SHOULD! Instead of arriving at the gym, changing into gym clothes and jumping into a workout start your workout with a clean face.
Normally, most people tend to focus on cleansing their face AFTER a workout. However, studies have shown that in addition to washing our face after a workout, we should properly cleanse our face BEFORE a workout as well. When you are working out and begin to sweat, your body releases toxins through your pores. When we wipe the sweat from our face, the make-up and/or the grim from the day, can get pushed deeper into your pores and ultimately clog them.
To best preserve the skins radiance and keep our deep pores clean:
PRIOR to working out: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water or cleanse with a disposable make-up remover pad. (These are really easy to use at the gym!)
AFTER working out: Do a gentle cleanse and splash your face with cold water to seal your pores.
I stock my gym bag with make-up remover wipes for a quick and easy cleanse or the pre-treated face wash pads work really well also!
For make-up removers, I like:
1. COMODYNES MAKE-UP REMOVER Towlettes Face & Eyes (Sensitive & Dry Skin) sold at Trader Joes
2. Yes To Cucumbers Face Cleanser Towelettes - 30ct. sold at Target
Both of these contain natural ingredients and are soothing to the skin!
This is a great practice to have and I'm so glad I've incorporated it into my pre-workout regiment. Have you?
Posted by RoseofSharron at 10:54 PM