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Published on: 21 Nov 2016 by jessicaloverun
It is a well known fact
that exercising regularly has many health benefits. However, not many realize
its true potential.
Working out does not
merely help you in maintaining a good figure, but also has a direct effect on
improving your complexion.
Not only that, if you
have suffering from issues like wrinkles, acne, dull or dry skin, exercise is
one of the best remedies for your skin!
While regular exercise
is a way of life for some, for the others it is a distant “thing to do” –
something that they plan to do some day but can never get around to it.
Ask those who exercise
regularly and they will give you plenty of reasons they choose to exercise.
For most, it is because
they are focussed on maintaining a healthy lifestyle; while for others, it may
just be a companionship thing with their partner, or a family outing or
something they do on a vacation.
Whatever be the
motivation, the benefits of exercise as listed are very obvious. However, there
is a hidden pay-off that most people do not realize - a healthy, glowing skin.
Here is a list of
beauty rewards of a regular workout.
Doing an aerobic
activity like jogging makes your heart pump faster
As you continue and
break into sweat, the skin pores throw away toxins and the faster flow of blood
supplies your skin and underlying muscles
a fresh dose of rich oxygenated blood.The pores open up enabling the skin to breathe.
This gives you a great
post work-out glow.
Reduction of Wrinkles
As you work out, your
body gets rejuvenated with oxygen rich blood. This leads to a balanced
secretion of cortisol; the hormone that controls stress.
Elevated level of
stress can lead to many undesirable skin conditions such as acne breakouts. It
also has an effect on collagen, which is responsible for tightness of the skin.
A breakdown in collagen enhances loss of skin firmness, leading to sagging skin
and an increase in wrinkles.
Exercise leads to
bringing about a balance in production of collagen and helps in keeping your
skin supple, elastic, and firm.
ensures sweating, which cleans out the skin pores on a daily basis, thus
helping in drawing out the toxins from your body.
It removes congestion
and gives your blood circulation a much desired boost. This nourishes the skin
by bringing more oxygen to it, giving it that lovely glow that is an indication
of good health.
Working out regularly
also results in the correction of hormonal imbalances which consequently has
many health benefits.
Hence, if you are
suffering from chronic adult acne, perhaps putting on your running bagpack and heading out in the open is better cure than any
medicine that you may be taking.
Be careful about overpronation though, when you are
starting with an exercise routine. If you want to know more about overpronation you can find answers to
all your queries HERE.
If you are prone to
acne, it is also a good idea to keep gentle cleansing wipes in your running bagpack while heading out.
This would ensure that you are able to cleanse your face as well as other areas
of the body that are prone to acne break out immediately after you start
An improvement in the
flow of blood has many other silent benefits too that we seldom realize.
It helps in keeping
your hair lustrous, stronger and healthier, the higher content of oxygen in
blood enriches the scalp. This stimulates hair follicles thus promoting
healthier growth. As any dermatologist will tell you, hair loss is also
directly linked to the stress levels.
acts as a stress reliever and that can also help in stopping premature hair
Effect on Complexion
Stress is one of the
biggest reasons for dark circles under the eyes as well unhealthy dull patches
on the skin.
acts as a stress buster. It does not matter whether you exercise indoor or
outdoor; or whether you follow a set of workouts at the gym or go for long
Irrespective of how you
go about it, the bottom line is that it will make sure that your skin glows and