Post-Workout Cool Down…For Your Skin

by Thursday, January 9, 2020

If you’ve kicked off 2020 by dusting off your trainers and throwing on your workout gear, you might be enjoying the effects of a post-workout glow. That undeniable radiance that can only come after a Pilates class, a quick jog, or a HIIT session. After all, they do say that sweat is the best glitter!

Or, in a much harsher reality, you probably dread the post-workout flush and leave the gym resembling a perfectly ripened cherry tomato. Don’t worry you are not alone! In this blog, we’ve put together our must-have products to throw in your gym bag to calm any post-workout redness and keep your skin happy and healthy in the process…

Cool as a cucumber

Hot, sweaty and red post-workout skin can become inflamed and irritated. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is a lightweight, oil-free gel serum contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to help soothe and calm irritated skin.

Ingredients such as cucumber and thyme offer a soothing and calming action, providing instant relief, intense hydration as well as minimising skin discolouration.

Banish bacteria

Gyms, and particularly gym equipment, can host a whole load of bacteria. Ensure you avoid touching your face after handling equipment and always cleanse straight after working out.

For a quick fix solution, Clinisept Plus Aftercare is a sterile spray often used in a clinical setting to prepare the skin for and keep skin clean after aesthetic procedures.

When applied to skin post-workout, any grime, dirt or bacteria on the skin is neutralised. The aqueous solution gently disinfects skin using the latest anti-microbial technology to deliver exceptional protection against infection and provide the ideal conditions for skin recovery and regeneration without any stinging or irritation.

Barefaced workout

If you’ve opted for an evening workout, we always advise removing any makeup prior to exercising. If you’re working out properly, you’re going to sweat and once sweat mixes with dirt, makeup and pollution on your skin that you have accumulated throughout the day, skin can become irritated and blemishes may begin to form.

Not ready for a barefaced, makeup-free workout? Opt for a mineral-based foundation that doesn’t clog pores. We recommend Oxygenetix Oxygenating Breathable Foundation; this foundation conceals flaws whilst also healing the complexion. Oxygenetix also have a Oxygenetix ACNE Control Oxygenating Foundation, a foundation specifically formulated for acne-prone skin.

Weekly skin treat

When you’re hitting the gym hard, your skin needs a little extra TLC. We love Mesoestetic Anti-Stress Face Mask for a weekly soothing and repairing treat. Formulated with anti-inflammatory, decongestant and antioxidant-rich ingredients, the mask works to reduce irritation, redness and swelling. Mesoestetic Anti-Stress Face Mask is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and can also be used after in-clinic procedures such as microneedling.

Need help with taking care of your post-workout skin? Shop online, call 0113 282 7744 or take our online skin test to receive personalised product recommendations direct to your inbox!

Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future

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