Nowadays, most of us are not only socially aware but we also never neglect our general health. Most would even frequent gyms and other fitness centers as proof to this. Here are some beauty tips for the athletes and to those who are living the active lifestyle:
1. Don’t Wear Makeup to the Gym
On so many of those “Get Ready With Me: Morning” youtube videos, you may be seeing people put makeup on and then go to the gym. Sure, they don’t do a full face, but makeup is makeup. It can clog pores, smudge, drip, etc. This could cause clogged pores and lead to breakouts and acne. Just avoid it at all costs so you don’t have to worry about it while you are exercising. Always wash your face after working out too to remove any sweat and oil buildup on your face.
2. Dry Shampoo
Washing your hair every day strips your hair of the natural oils and prevents them from traveling down your hair shaft. As a result, your hair can become dry and brittle and not grow as fast. So, to prevent sweaty hair after working out, dry shampoo is a great alternative rather than washing your hair.
3. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is so important for your skin, not to mention great for your body. Especially after exercising, make sure you drink plenty of water to replenish the water you lost as sweat and to prevent fatigue. Keeping yourself hydrated will help detox your body and help you get clear, glowing skin.
4. Wear sunscreen
For those who enjoy exercising outdoors, make sure to stay protected from the sun, ALL YEAR ROUND. Even in the winter, UV rays can damage the skin so it is important to always wear sunscreen of at least SPF 15. Heat damage can result in premature wrinkles, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. For those who spend hours of the day outside, remember to reapply the sunscreen every 2 hours.
5. Keep your hair loose and away from your face
Of course, keeping your hair down is not only inconvenient while you exercise, but it is bad for your skin as you keep sweating. Especially if your hair has product in it, the product can irritate the skin and cause breakouts (if you have acne along your hairline, make sure you are not guilty of letting your hair out while exercising). On the other hand, however, tying your hair back and too tight can be damaging to hair growth. It can pull the hair too hard and cause breakage, especially when you are constantly tying your hair like this frequently. Some better alternatives include loose ponytails, loose buns, and braids.
I hope you have learned a lot of beauty tips for athletes from this article and live out the active lifestyle!