It’s obvious that exercise is good for your heart, lungs and even your mental health. But yes, it’s No Bull that exercising can benefit your skin as well!
Anything that promotes healthy circulation will help your skin look vibrant and younger.
If you have conditions like acne, rosacea, or psoriasis, you may need to take special precautions before exercising. This means you should keep your skin protected from sunlight if you are exercising outdoors, as well as too much sweat if you have oily skin and workout indoors.
By increasing the blood flow in the body, exercise can help nourish skin cells, keeping them vital and working correctly.
Besides providing the body with oxygen, exercise also helps your blood flow carry away wastes and toxins from healthy working cells!
One important piece of information is that exercise itself does not detoxify the skin. That job belongs to your liver which helps you neutralize toxins. “But by increasing blood flow, a bout of exercise helps flush cellular debris out of the system,” says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin tells WebMD. “You can think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside.”
Also, since exercise has been shown to reduce stress, certain positive skin benefits can accompany your lower stress levels.
Conditions such as acne and eczema have been shown to improve with less stressful lives. Meaning, if you exercise more not only will your skin be healthier and will you be less stressed, annoying conditions like those previously mentioned can get better and perhaps even go away completely (although we make no promises, you’ll have to try out for yourself!)
There are also some studies being done on whether exercising your facial muscles can improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles… but that’s another article! 🙂