Get Your Workout Skincare Right! Celebrity Expert Jamuna Pai Dishes Out The Deets.
Yes, we get it, working out is amazing! After years of denial, getting into, falling out and then starting it again, we have finally found a workout regime that works for us and this has us not only looking good but feeling good as well. At a personal level, my energy levels are higher, I am more positive and cheery and all of this is a good thing.
But the journey to fitness has not been an easy one. Turns out, you can’t just get up and get running one morning, there is a lot to take care of. Skincare, for instance. Our skin and hair are the most ignored assets during workouts and frankly, there is nobody to blame. We were under the impression that our usual routine can hold up against our body pumped up from physical activity. Apparently not.
We collected some insights from Dr Jamuna Pai, cosmetic physician, author, and founder – SkinLab, about proper skin care during workouts and she had some very interesting things to say.
Increased activity from physical exercise raises our heart rate and ensures that blood surges through the blocked and/or resistant capillaries to reach the skin. Which is why after a workout session, we look flushed and in pink of health. And our skin is shining and fresh. Additionally, the ‘happy hormones’ – endorphins, dopamine and serotonin are also released.
Pre- Workout Prep
Things To Remember During The Workout
Post Workout Care
Quick Tips And Hacks
- Applying a gentle, nurturing serum post-workout can help with redness and blemishes, and encourage a healthy glow.
- To avoid washing hair daily, dry shampoo can be used to keep the scalp clean and hair more manageable.
- It is better to pat dry and not rub vigorously. Sometimes towelling hard can irritate skin, particularly if your face gets really red when you workout.