Workout for Skin: Why Not?

We are used to working on our body, but we completely forget that the skin may also participate in the exercises. Regular training will help in maintaining your skin in a healthy state and prolong youth.

Why exercises are good for the skin

Sports allow you to have a healthy body, including the skin. Sports provides our body:

  • improvement of blood supply,
  • improvement of lymph flow,
  • improvement of metabolism,
  • regulation of hormonal balance,
  • strengthening immunity, etc.

Exercises improve the quality of the skin, providing youth and beauty. It can be applied to skin diseases too. Workouts can be an effective supportive method in combination with drug treatment.

Types of positive impact on your skin

Of course, sports for the skin does not exist in the literal sense. However, there are ways of improving skin conditions:

1. Doing sports.

Any kind of sport prevents diseases and strengthens immunity. Physical activity regulates all the biochemical processes of your body. As a result, your skin gets a healthier complexion and elasticity.

There are a number of exercises that have a beneficial effect on the quality of the skin, for example:

  • Squatting not only helps to get rid of cellulite, but also improves the skin condition in general. It is recommended to do 25 squats daily in three sessions.
  • Lunges, as well as squatting, can enrich the cells with oxygen due to the cardio effect. It is recommended to do 25 lunges in three sessions daily.
  • The pose of “bow” is used in yoga. You need to lie on your stomach, bend your knees, and try to clasp your ankles. In this position, you should stay for 20 seconds, then pause and repeat again three times.

2. Massage.

Massage has been used since ancient times. Egyptian women used this method to prolong their youth and beauty of their skin. Massage was included in a complex of measures for the treatment of skin diseases.

Massage impacts the skin in several ways:

  • improves blood supply, thereby enriching tissues with oxygen;
  • improves lymph flow and reduces swelling;
  • with the help of the oils, massage improves the skin complexion, reducing dryness.

Today, cosmetology offers a number of different massages. This procedure allows you to achieve better results in the treatment of skin diseases, as well as maintaining young looks.

Skin care

3. Saunas and hammams.

This kind of “skin training” is also used to treat and prevent dermatological diseases. In combination with essential oils and steam, the skin condition is improving significantly. Saunas open the pores and regulates the work of the sebaceous glands.

The use of natural peelings (coffee, bran, corn, honey, etc.) helps the skin to get a healthy complexion, elasticity, and tenderness. It prevents the development of cellulite, smoothes out the wrinkles and opens the pores. This property also helps in the treatment of certain skin diseases.

4. Contrast daily shower.

It is an effective training of not only blood vessels, but skin in general. It strengthens immunity, improves skin tone, elasticity, and blood circulation. A contrast shower is an excellent method for the prevention of all kinds of diseases.

5. Nourishing masks, wraps, mud procedures.

Nourish your skin by using natural ingredients. Typically, masks are effective in combination with other types of care or skin treatment.

What should you remember

When it comes to skincare, it is important to remember several rules:

  • Consult the doctor if you have skin problems. A specialist will determine the cause, prescribe the treatment, and correct preventive measures.
  • You can not do cosmetic procedures and play sports in the acute period of the disease.
  • Sports include heavy sweating, which contributes to skin pollution, so exercise should be done in clothes made from breathable fabrics. It is also recommended to take a shower and use sunscreen if the exercises take place outdoors. Do not use perfume containing alcohol or decorative cosmetics since it can block the pores and disrupt the work of the sebaceous glands.
  • Use special antibacterial wipes to remove sweat. It will prevent your skin from infection.
  • Take a shower every time before a massage session. It will help to protect pores from clogging and bacteria.
  • Use special bathing caps in the sauna or steam room to avoid problems with hair due to excessive dryness.
  • After a contrast shower, it is recommended to wipe with a hard towel, which promotes better blood supply and skin complexion.
  • The use of UVB-lamps can compensate for the deficit of sunlight, thereby helping the skin to produce the necessary vitamin D for the body.

Posted: August 6, 2018 by Rachel Snow 1,145
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