Skincare Tips for Athletes
Living an active lifestyle is one of the best things you can do to support overall health. But, the excess sweat, dirt, and sun exposure that comes along with it can wreak havoc on your skin. Here are our top skincare tips for athletes, so you can keep your complexion in shape:
Cleanse Your Skin Before AND After a Workout
As tempting as it may be, wearing makeup to the gym is a big no-no. Increased blood flow and sweating during exercise can cause your pores to dilate, which means that anything sitting on top of your skin is more likely to get trapped in your pores. Keep your gym bag stocked with your favorite Epionce Cleanser so you can wash your face before and after your workout.
If you are prone to breakouts on the face or body, try Lytic Gel Cleanser. This fan-favorite cleanser has a cool, refreshing tingle thanks to naturally occurring menthol, and feels great after a long workout. Spritz Purifying Toner on face, chest and back post-cleansing for an extra refresh and skin-clearing boost!
Use Specially Formulated Skincare
If your skin tends to feel oily or congested, try Lytic Sport Tx. Lytic Sport Tx is a maximum-strength, low-lipid formulation that helps cleanse pores while smoothing the visible appearance of skin texture and imperfections. This product has been specially formulated for people with athletic lifestyles or who live in humid climates, and its low-lipid formula means that it won’t feel heavy or greasy on your skin.
Your skin is made up of about 64% water, so it looks best when you’re well hydrated. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water throughout your workout, and use a lightweight moisturizer after you wash your face. Renewal Lite Facial Lotion provides ultra light-weight hydration and is a great option if you have an active lifestyle.
Never Skip the SPF
If you play sports or exercise outdoors, always remember to apply your SPF! Ultra Shield SPF 50 is a light, quick-absorbing formula that is also water resistant up to 80 minutes, making it ideal for more active, outdoor lifestyles.