We often hear people telling you what to do to in terms of fitness and nutrition but you never really hear what to do in terms of how skincare relates to your fitness and health.
Working out is great as it activates blood flow to your face, it triggers the protein collagen, helping your skin keep its elasticity and making you look younger. Looking after your body requires taking care of both the inside and out; and being healthy isn’t really complete without having glowing skin right?
Simi, of Simply Simi has helped to provide you the top 5 secrets you need in order to feel great on the outside!
Do not be lazy after a workout. Shower as soon as possible, and particularly focus on your hairline as sweat can get trapped in your hair follicles. Breakouts can occur if your face is not washed immediately after a workout – particularly for those with sensitive skin. Consider using an antibacterial soap, ‘crusader’ or Dettol are recommended.
Invest in a body brush and facial masks to ensure your pores are getting clean. Simi’s top tip is to use an electric facial brush to avoid touching your face with your hands as you may transfer bacteria across easily. In addition to this, an exfoliating glove is great to rid yourself of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
A brand we personally love is Nip + Fab! Their Glycolic range is perfect for gently exfoliating and brighting you skin! Perfect for those with sensitive skin! Check them out here! https://www.nipandfab.com/
Make sure your gym clothes are clean each and every time you go to the gym or workout! Sounds pretty straightforward however some people do not follow this protocol, and get rashes and spots where bacteria has gathered.
4. Eat well!
Whatever you put into your body will show on the outside! Drink lots of water (at least 2 litres a day), eat your greens, include smoothies in your daily routine. Try out some of our tasty smoothie recipes http://www.enislab.com/2017/01/15/smoothies/! To aid your skin radiance, you can also try fruit infusions, adding vitamins and flavour to your water! Our favourite mix at the moment is strawberry and lemon, packed with Vitamin C!
Simi has an upcoming eBook with everything you need to know about skincare! Follow her on her blog and social media!