How to Look Hot After Workout

Nothing is more satisfying than a great fat-burning workout. However, what are not so great are the sweat, redness and soreness it can bring. Exercise is good for body and soul. There is nothing like the mood you leave with after an hour-long class at the gym. Moreover, if done consistently, there is nothing like the results you will see on your body, either. However, did you know exercise and sweating is good for your skin as well.

It is true! You skin releases toxins and your pores clears out. However, if you miss one important step when it comes to exercising and skin, you will start to notice your skin going downhill. Before you start exercising on treadmill, remove your makeup. It might be tempting to just change into your workout clothes and start your workout, nevertheless if you do that your pores will be clogged and you will likely break out. In addition, your mascara will bleed, your foundation will sweat off and you will look terrible so best to remove your makeup before you exercise.

Tips for post-exercise beauty:

  1. Before you start exercising on treadmill, remove your makeup. It might be tempting to just change into your workout clothes and start your workout, nevertheless if you do that your pores will be clogged and you will likely break out. In addition, your mascara will bleed, your foundation will sweat off and you will look terrible so best to remove your makeup before you exercise.
  2. Avoid using shower gel on your face as it can irritate the skin and leave it redness in your skin. Use a face wash that is most suited to your skin type to leave you looking radiant.
  3. Runners should make sure that their toenails are kept well trimmed. Relaxing sore feet, plunge them in cold water followed by warm water. Foot massage with a rich foot cream or thick moisturizer will help.
  4. Aching joints and muscles can sometimes be inevitable after an intense workout, relax with premium bath oil.
  5. Always carry a small towel with you. Mainly all good gyms have these readily available, but prefer to bring your own. Leaving sweat to dry on your face and skin will cause redness, itching and possible spot-breakouts. If you do not have time for a shower, a pack of face wipes should become essential in your handbag. Always apply moisturizer within 30 minutes of a workout it will hydrate your skin as during workout your skin may dehydrate.
  6. Apply less make-up after you work out because excess products such as foundation will clog your open pores. Use powder if you need to even out skin tone.
  7. Going for a massage before a strenuous workout can increase muscle soreness, hence, book yourself a post-exercise massage to stimulate blood circulation, giving you that positively glow for long.
  8. A gel varnish manicure is perfect for gym bunnies who like their nails to look fine. Whatever your workout, from weights to swimming, this kind of manicure will leave your fingers immaculate for up to three weeks without a chip in sight.
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