Exercise Helps Your Skin

Exercise has great benefits for your whole body, but it also has fabulous benefits for your skin. Our skin tends to relinquish some of its vibrancy and to become more wrinkled as we age, but regular exercise can reverse these effects.

How can exercise improve your skin health? 

  • Exercising regularly helps to increase the circulation in your veins and arteries, helping to provide nutrients to your skin cells and providing that healthy glow. Toxins that clog pores are also removed.
  • One of the great benefits of exercise is the production of endorphins which have been shown to help decrease stress, anxiety and cortisol levels. Stress is often linked to increasing the severity of skin conditions including acne and eczema.
  • Staying active is essential to getting a good night’s rest. Restful sleep is extremely important for proper skin repair to occur.
  • Collagen production is also increased during exercise and this helps to provide firmness and elasticity.

If you are suffering from skin conditions like acne, psoriasis or eczema, it is very important to take steps to protect your skin during your workout.

Some of the important things you can do to protect your skin during exercise include:

  • Always shower and wash your face soon after exercise
  • Wear protective, moisture-wicking clothing to prevent sunburn and irritation
  • Use sunscreen to protect skin from harmful UV radiation when you are outside
  • Cold compresses will help to keep skin cool
  • Exercise in shady areas or go swimming when the weather is very hot

If you experience a worsening of a skin condition during exercise, consult with a board-certified dermatologist to see what is causing the problem. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczemadandruffhair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222and make an appointment.