September is the perfect month to get back into activities you may have neglected during the summer—especially exercise! Wondering how to best prepare your skin before a workout and what to do to make it glow after your exercise session? Read on for the scoop on how to pamper your skin before and after physical activity.
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While regular exercise has a positive impact on our physical and emotional health, it can be hard on our skin. It’s best to prepare the skin with a beauty routine suited to the type of exercise you’ll be doing—yoga and swimming affect the skin very differently.
When you exercise, your body temperature increases and your pores dilate. Perspiration increases to evacuate the excess heat and maintain normal body temperature. While this phenomenon is proof that the body is functioning as intended, you may prefer to combat its negatives effects (sweat stains on clothing and body odor). Rogé Cavaillès’ 48H Deo-Care is enriched with mirco-talc to prevent moisture and combat body odor. It regulates perspiration for 48 hours, while letting the skin breathe. Thanks to its emollient ingredients and creamy formula, it leaves the skin incredibly smooth.
As you’ve probably guessed, your skin needs to breathe when you exercise, so avoid blocking your pores with high-coverage foundations and mattifying powders. If you can’t bear to go out without any make-up, opt for a lightweight foundation and don’t apply too many layers. Now you’re ready for your workout!
Once you’re finished exercising, take the time to relax and recover. Though you probably feel energized and refreshed, your face flushed from exertion may not tell the same story. Luckily, it’s easy enough to fix that!
Your body lost a lot of water during your workout. To recuperate, soothe your muscles and prevent aches, it’s important to rehydrate. After quenching your thirst, head for the shower to unwind and clean your skin. For gentle cleansing, chose a hypoallergenic soap-free cleanser. Dermazero Surgras Extra-Soft Cleansing Cream by Rogé Cavaillès is enriched with emollient ingredients (sweet almond and peach kernel oils) to delicately cleanse the skin, leaving it comfortable and supple. Once you’re nice and clean, it’s time to moisturize. Applying moisturizer all over your body will prevent over-drying linked to moisture loss. Nutrissance Moisturizing Body Milk by Rogé Cavaillès deeply nourishes the skin thanks to a formula enriched in vitamins and minerals. Free of parabens, mineral oils and phenoxyethanol, it is perfectly suited to dry, sensitive and irritated skin.
This little ritual will leave your skin soothed and beautiful. Now no one will be able to tell how hard you worked out from looking at your face!