Jun 08 2018
TOP 5 BEAUTY ADVANTAGES OF EXERCISING
You probably already know just how important regular exercise is for maintaining your overall health. However, you may not be aware that working out has benefits far beyond just shrinking your waistline and improving your mood. Believe it or not, keeping fit is also a great way to improve your complexion, give you luscious locks, and put an extra spring in your step.
So, next time you’re battling yourself to get off the couch for a workout, keep in mind these five amazing beauty benefits you can get from exercising:
1. Get an instant glow
Forget fancy lotions and expensive potions, exercise is one of the best ways to nourish and revitalize tired skin cells. Before you invest in another treatment mask, try taking a brisk walk or jog. By getting your heart pumping and increasing circulation, your skin receives a delicious dose of oxygenated blood that boosts detoxification and cell renewal. We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important. But according to dermatologist Ellen Marmur, author of Simple Skin Beauty, “anything that promotes healthy circulation will also help to keep your skin healthy and vibrant”.
2. Reverse the ageing process
Jumping on the treadmill or cross trainer for 30 minutes can be an instant way to blow off tension by boosting levels of soothing brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. What's fascinating, though, is that exercise may actually work on a cellular level to reverse the toll of stress on our ageing process. In a study conducted in 2011, researchers from the University of California found that stressed-out women who exercised vigorously for an average of 45 minutes over a three-day period had cells that showed significantly fewer signs of ageing compared to women who were stressed and not active.
3. Sleep better
After exercising ,your body is put into good use.thus making it easier to be in rest mode.They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing, either! In deep sleep the body secretes a growth hormone that helps repair and rebuild body tissues, playing a big part in maintaining collagen matrix and promoting that glow of youthfulness that comes from a great night’s sleep.
5. Combat spots
Don’t let dermatological conditions like acne, rosacea or psoriasis keep you cooped up on the couch. Raising a sweat actually helps flush cellular debris out of the system, correcting the hormonal imbalances that can cause adult acne. Of course, if you’re prone to spots and blemishes, experts encourage a few extra skincare steps to make sure your complexion gets more bang for its buck. “Make sure you keep gentle, fragrance-free cleansing wipes in your gym bag, drink plenty of water as you exercise to avoid dehydration and above all, never work out wearing make-up.