The most frequently asked questions the Adore Cosmetics Skin Expert Team gets, usually revolve around workout skin care tips. Taking good care of the skin before, during, and after working out is definitely crucial for a healthy skin. If you’re as much of a workoutaholic as you are a makeup and skincare junkie, perhaps you yourself, have wondered how to bring these two together, the right way. Here are all the questions we’ve gathered from our readers (and our answers to each of them too, of course! ):
Workout Skin Care FAQs
Should I prep my skin before exercising?
Cleansing and moisturizing your skin is always a good idea. But, in all honesty, it’s always more important to cleanse right after than before exercising. Oils, bacteria, and sweat produced during your workout could potentially break you out. Let’s say you go for a run in the mornings, the crucial prepping step is to always apply sunscreen. Premature aging of the skin is a result of sun damage, so whatever you do, don’t leave your house without sun protection. Using a lightweight moisturizer will help to retain the water in the skin. To solve these two problems at once, pick a light day cream with ( at least ) SPF 20.
Is it safe to wear makeup while exercising?
It is always a great idea to give your skin some time to breathe. So if you’re able to enjoy a decent amount of anonymity or privacy where you exercise (don’t know anyone at the gym or workout at home) it is always best not to use any foundation while exercising. As a general rule, you can get away with eye makeup and lipstick. We understand some people may have severe acne, dark circles or other skin concerns and would panic at the idea of leaving the house without makeup. But when it comes to evening out your skin or covering out imperfections while exercising it is best to keep it light. Simply use a bit of concealer and – if needed – tinted moisturizer or mineral powder may give you just enough coverage to feel confident while still allowing your skin to oxygenate a bit.
What should my post-workout skincare routine be like?
After exercising the first thing you need to do is drink plenty of water to rehydrate your skin. Next step of your post-workout skincare routine should be to gently cleanse your skin to remove oil, toxins and sweat. Adore Cosmetics has designed Essence Facial Detoxifying Cleansing Cream to help protect the skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution, toxins and UV rays. After cleansing, apply toner and moisturize. If it’s still daytime, you can re-apply the same cream with SPF you used right before your workout. If it’s nighttime, we suggest Adore Cosmetics Multi Active Night Cream to restore the youthful appearance of your skin while you sleep.