Updated: Oct 16, 2020
Hey beauties! I know you're digging all of my unique suggestions to create the perfect canvas for makeup (AKA: your face)! Well I am back with yet another unique way to create the perfect canvas for makeup: exercise! Yes beauties, regular exercise benefits your makeup!
While I exercise regularly, I am no expert! So I figured it was time to bring in the big guns (literally)!
I asked expert and Owner of Fueled Physique, Lauren Bradley, to give the down-low on how regular exercise results in the perfect canvas for makeup: beautiful skin.
First a little bit about Lauren:
Lauren Bradley is a certified Holistic Health coach and nutritionist who helps women simplify nutrition and exercise by helping them find food freedom and confidence in their bodies. She was a personal trainer for 10 years before she started her coaching journey. She started Fueled Physique 4 years ago, upon realizing that women are inspired to be confident in their bodies through exercise. She lives in the Greater Boston area with her cat Turtle, and her dog Candy. When she's not coaching her clients, she loves to watch Netflix reruns of The Office and New Girl.
Here are some of Lauren's secrets on how exercise results in gorgeous skin:
1. Increased Blood Flow And Circulation
Beauties, exercise is one of the simplest, most natural ways to improve blood flow and circulation. Exercise increases blood flow, which helps nourish skin cells. When your blood flow increases, it provides oxygen to your cells (including your skin cells). This rush of oxygen aids in flushing gunk and junk in your cells. It's almost like cleaning out your skin from the inside.
The result is that nutrients are delivered to the skin, and ultimately the skin is detoxified of impurities.
2. Regular Exercise Can Reduce Stress, Which Results In Clearer Skin
Exercising relieves stress and releases feel-good endorphins that can leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. By ensuring you're getting movement in, you can decrease stress. The stress hormone, Cortisol, triggers your sebaceous glands to produce more oil and clogging pores, resulting in acne. Because you exercise regularly, your cortisol levels stay low, resulting in less acne!
So basically, you'll feel and look great! Who doesn't want that?!
3. Improved Sleep
So beauties, we are jumping the gun on this one! (Stay tuned for my next tip on how good sleep helps skin!) Since regular exercise reduces stress, you will sleep better. And that results in, ta da, beautiful skin!
Lauren's Bonus Tips on exercise and beautiful skin:
How Often Should you Exercise?
Great question! You don't have to live in the gym or even workout everyday for your skin to reap the benefits of exercise. Just 20-30 minutes per day, 3-5 times each week is a great start! Walking, strength training, cardio, or yoga can be a great start! Then you can add in longer workouts as you desire.
Remember Sweat Builds Up During Your Workout
The sweat you build up during your workout can mix with impurities on your skin that can clog pores. Post-workout skincare is really important to avoid breakouts. Carry a travel-size cleanser and moisturizer in your gym bag. After your workout, wash your face and apply your moisturizer for beautiful skin!
So beauties, that's really it! I hope you found Lauren's advice helpful! I know I learned something! If you would like to know more about her services and are interested in joining the #fueledfam, head on over to fueledphysique.com!
So you're exercising and your skin is glowing: what's next?!
The next step is to create gorgeous makeup! I can help with that! I will teach you how to apply your makeup look perfectly every single time. I am here to help you! You can learn how to apply your makeup from the comforts of home!