We’ve all heard how exercise benefits the complexion – increased blood flow to the face boosts radiance. But for every woman with a post-workout glow, there’s unfortunately another suffering sweat-induced breakouts or redness.
If you’re one of these women, it needn’t be the case. With the right education, you can ensure your skin, as well as your body, stays in great shape. Here’s our guide to working out without your skin breaking out.
RULE 1: Use Specific Care for Your Skin Type
In order to take care of and respect your skin, first and foremost make sure to choose products specially designed for your skin type. Dry skin does not have the same needs as oily skin.
RULE 2: Pay Special Attention to Fragile Areas
Some parts of your face (eye contour, lips, etc.) have particularly fine, fragile skin. They need specific care, especially the eye contour and the lips. These areas of your face are more sensitive and deserve special attention.
RULE 3: Gentle Cleansing
Taking care of sensitive skin begins with make-up removal. In order not to stress your skin and to respect its natural balance, make sure to use a pH-neutral make-up remover, specially formulated to cleanse your epidermis gently.
RULE 4: Eyes Are a Risk Area
The eye contour skin is ten times finer than the skin on the rest of the face. Choose a specific routine for make-up removal in this area.
RULE 5: Exfoliation is Indispensable
Use a suitable exfoliation treatment once or twice a week. It must be effective yet gentle and respectful. Choose a pH-neutral exfoliation product, which is perfect for smoothing and purifying the skin while respecting its natural balance.
RULE 6: Moisturising is Essential
The dermis is made up of 70% water and the epidermis, 15%. In order to keep the skin well moisturised, it is important to choose daily moisturising skin care products that balance the level of water within the skin. You may also use a moisturising mask regularly, removing the excess with a spring water spray.
RULE 7: Preferably Hypoallergenic Makeup
To avoid the risk of allergies linked to the use of products that are not suited to your skin, choose hypoallergenic make-up specially formulated to meet the needs of all skin and eye types, even sensitive skin.
RULE 8: Sun Protection
Whatever the season, choose daily skin care products that include solar filters. They reduce the harmful effects of the sun, which accelerates skin ageing.
RULE 9: Watch Out for External Stress
Pollution, smoke, stress… All these have harmful effects on the skin. Use skin care products to protect your skin against these daily stresses before leaving the house and cleanse your skin thoroughly when you come home in the evening.
RULE 10: Don't Neglect the Lips
As soon as you feel the need, use a restorative cream for the lips. Do not hesitate to reapply to this particularly fragile area as often as necessary.