Post work-out skin routine

Small icon lifting weightsAfter working up a sweat at the gym it’s important to wash off the bacteria sitting on the surface of the skin – and for the body a cool shower does just the job. Your face needs a little bit more attention though – or clogged pores, breakouts and irritation could soon be your skin’s fate…

Let’s agree on one thing first: you should never wear make-up while exercising – or your skin won’t be able to sweat properly and this could clog your pores, trapping bacteria under the surface. If you’re working out at the end of the day, make sure your make-up comes off before getting your workout on. If you’re pressed for time, go with Wotnot Naturally Nurturing Facial Wipes: made with all natural ingredients and a soothing formula, the wipes will do a great job of getting rid of make-up gently without drying your skin out.

After your work out, wash your skin as quickly as you can – pure aloe vera gel is a cooling and refreshing option, or you could go with Weleda’s Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion to re-balance the skin gently. Or Wotnot Facial Wipes again! Follow with a toner or facial mist and lightly moisturise. If possible let your skin breathe a little while and wait before applying make-up – your skin has just been detoxed by having a good sweat, so no over-processing and applying too many products too quickly please.

For more detailed instructions on caring for your skin after the gym, see this great article from Well and Good. It would be a shame to let all your efforts working up a sweat result in a few pimples!

(Image credit Just for Women)