Sweat and Your Skin
Nothing clears your mind like a good sweat. Whether it’s hot yoga, spinning or spending some time in the sauna, there’s something very satisfying about sweat. But what does it do to your skin? It may not surprise you that something that feels good, does some really good things for you skin. Here are 4 skincare benefits you get from sweat!
Sweat Gives Your Skin a Deep Clean
One of the reasons sweating feels so good is that you’re letting something go. Maybe you’re exercising away that bad day, but that’s not all you’re getting rid of. Sweat deep cleans your pores in a way no face wash or soap ever could, and if you live in a city, you know that it’s impossible to get all the pollution off your skin with product alone. Plus, dead skin cells come off a lot easier after sweating, so you can get rid of that dead dull layer faster.
Sweat is a Natural Antibiotic
That’s right. On top of removing impurities from you skin, sweat releases dermcidin, a natural antibiotic that protects from bacteria like E. coli and staphylococcus aureus.
Sweat Keeps Skin Young
Blood vessels dilate when our body temperature rises, triggering a process called vasodilation. Vasodilation increases the flow of blood to our skin. When it occurs consistently, vasodilation has a positive impact on the vasculature that supports our skin, keeping it healthy and youthful.
Sweat Lowers Stress
Okay it’s not really sweat that lowers stress, it’s the vigorous activity that makes you sweat. But sweat is a good indicator that your blood is pumping faster, which is ultimately boosting your serotonin. We all know that stress can have numerous effects on the body, including breakouts. When your mind is calmer, your skin is clearer.
One last tip
Don’t forget to wash your face after your sweat session. Letting sweat sit on your skin means that all the grime that built up in your pores will eventually settle back in. To avoid breakouts, rashes and irritated skin, make sure to wash your face afterwards.