One of the most common new year’s resolutions is to get more exercise. While this is known to be a healthy habit for most people, it’s not often you hear how exercising can have an effect on the skin and how increased sweat and oil production can contribute to breakouts. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, as many as 50 million Americans have some form of acne at any given time. And many, especially females due to hormones, increasingly struggle with either minor breakouts or acne well past puberty. But don’t worry, you can exercise and maintain clear skin with the right steps and products.
What Causes Your Face to Breakout?
Simply put, acne develops when pores become clogged. The type of acne you may have depends on what is clogging your pores. Acne, with its 4 stages, varies from common comedones such as blackheads and whiteheads, to more painful pustules and cystic nodules. Inflammation is another component of acne, along with bacteria known as C- acne or Cutibacterium acne formerly known as P-acne bacteria) that thrives in clogged pores. Yuck!
Acne & Exercise
Workouts can lead to excessive sweating that contribute to buildup of oils in the skin (sebum), dirt and bacteria on the skin. Along with treatment serums such as Vitamin B5, proper hygiene while in the gym such as sanitizing hands following the use of equipment, will do much to minimize disrupting your skin’s balance and avoiding harmful bacteria that contribute to skin breakouts. Timeless Vitamin B5 Serum works as a moisturizing agent while helping to reduce redness and inflammation. Studies have shown B5 to enhance the healing process of the skin and minimize breakouts. Along with a resolution to exercise more, consider improving your diet and reducing stress which are all strategies for keeping your skin clear.
What about Hormonal Breakouts?
Thanks to raging hormones during puberty, excess sebum production is common in both boys and girls. A spike in androgen levels, specifically testosterone, triggers the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum (oil!).
But for many women, the struggle continues long after puberty. There’s the infamous PMS pimples, to pregnancy breakouts and even menopausal flare ups.
Incorporate the benefits of a peptide such as Timeless Skin Care Matrixyl®️ 3000 and/or Matrixyl®️ Synthe’6™️. Effective peptides target concerns related to diminished cell function and aging skin as a result of hormonal (intrinsic) and other external factors such as pollution. Try the Coenzyme Q10 Serum to help “energize” cells from within. In conjunction with exercise and diet, ensuring our healthy skin cell function will contribute to one’s overall well-being.
In the hope of fulfilling your new year's resolutions, working out and minimizing breakouts can be more manageable with active ingredients in Timeless Skin Care products to enhance your skin’s optimal wellbeing. Skins 'behavior is constantly changing so adapt to your skin’s needs by adjusting your skin care routine, maintaining proper hygiene while at the gym and a proper balance of hydration and the skin’s natural oils.