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Why Working Out Can Be Great For Your Skin

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Hit the gym for healthier skin.

Working out can have many benefits besides getting your body and health in better shape. For those looking for new reasons to hit the gym, you will be happier to hear the working out can affect your skin. Though it may not always be good.

The workout glow is real and there is a medical reason why your skin may seem brighter after hitting the gym. “When you work out, your blood is pumping more, which improves the circulation of oxygen and nutrients throughout your body, including your skin and ultimately leads to that post-workout glow,” explained dermatologist Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D.

However, while you’re basking in that glow the sweat could be making your skin condition worse. If you suffer from sensitive skin overheating can add extra irritation. Eczema is a condition that you should be mindful of while working out. Try keeping the core body temperature low by running on a treadmill with a fan blowing and cooling towels on your neck.

Keeping fit have many benefits and though not scientifically proven you can look younger by keeping your skin tight. This due to collagen which provides a flexible framework for your skin and gives it a bounce-back effect.

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