Every January, we all make resolutions for the New Year. Often that includes a renewed commitment to exercise. Did you know that exercise is not just good for your heart and waistline, but is also great for your skin?
When you exercise, you increase blood flow to your skin which brings much needed oxygen to your skin cells and helps flush out cellular debris. Free radicals which age your skin cells and cause DNA damage are also carried away. The boost in blood flow also aids in collagen production. Exercise also reduces stress and aids sleep which are both important in cellular health. Skin disorders such as eczema and acne benefit from reductions in your stress.
Remember to clean your skin before after after exercise to remove blemish causing bacteria and use your sunscreen to prevent UV damage to your skin.