Practicing Yoga and walking are my main forms of staying active. Whether you are a gym rat or yoga junkie, improper skincare before/after a workout can lead to breakouts, irritation, unwanted skin troubles.

Here’s what you can before and after a workout:

✅Wear minimal makeup (avoid it altogether, if you can)

  • Sweating enlarges your pores, makeup particles can enter the pores and possibly clog them causing breakouts and uneven skin texture.
  • Your skin becomes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and the makeup clings on to these bacteria causing acne and irritation.

✅Exfoliate religiously

  • Dead skin cells may clog your pores when you sweat, therefore, exfoliate weekly with a gentle scrub to prevent drying and dullness.

✅Take a cold shower

  • Jumping into a hot shower or sauna right after a workout will dry your skin and possibly increase the visibility of pores and wrinkles.

Any other tips you think is helpful? Share them in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Skincare Guide: For the Active Woman

  1. Taiwo says:

    Thank you so much for these tips! Exfoliating is super important for the skin. I also didn’t know that hot showers are bad for the skin. I’ll keep that in mind!

    Taiwo xx

    1. Alani Botanicals says:

      You’re welcome, Taiwo! I’m glad you’ve found this article useful. 🙂

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