What should a post-exercise skincare routine look like?

We all know the benefits exercise can have on the mind and body but sometimes breaking out in a sweat can lead to our skin becoming congested and irritated. Read on to find out how you can keep your complexion glowing post exercise! 


What are the skin benefits of exercising?  

While your body is getting a good workout your skin is also benefiting. As you exercise blood circulation is increased and your skin gets an oxygen and nutrient boost. Sweating also helps with lymphatic drainage as it releases toxins through your pores. 


  1. Cleanse face and body

As we exercise sweat builds up on your skin and this can lead to your pores becoming clogged, which will then cause breakouts. Splashing some water over your face or using face wipes won’t properly clean your skin. Try our Active Cleansing Lotion or Marine Cleansing Balm to thoroughly clean, leaving your skin nourished and fresh.  

It's also important to clean your body post exercise, oil and bacteria can become trapped on the skin once we put-on tight-fitting clothes so shower as soon as you can after exercising. Our Body & Hand Wash will leave your skin feeling refreshed and moisturised.  

  1. Moisturise

For your face, follow up with a moisturiser that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants to help calm the skin and replace lost moisture. Our Anti-oxidant Marine Cream will nourish and hydrate your skin leaving your skin glowing. Don’t forget to reapply your SPF before heading back outside. 

  1. Soothe muscles

If your muscles are feeling sore after your workout our Muscle Recovery Oil will deliver a soothing and relaxing effect. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and will help relieve your muscles and joints even more. Want some relaxation while you treat your sore muscles? Then try our Seaweed Bath. The warm water helps to stimulate blood flow while the seaweed delivers a powerful boost of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. When using our seaweed bath, your skin absorbs these compounds re-mineralising the body and hydrating the skin and hair. A truly restorative bathing experience! 


Our top tips to keep skin glowing  

Avoid exfoliating afterwards 

Your skin is a bit more sensitive after you exercise so we wouldn't recommend exfoliating as that will irritate the skin barrier. If you have exercised in the morning, wait until later that evening, or even better, the next day. 

Avoid wearing makeup 

Wearing oil-based cosmetics, such as foundation, while exercising, can lead to your pores becoming clogged as the sweat and oil combine together. Let your skin breath! 

Keep hydrated 

You will have lost a lot of water through sweating so make sure you keep hydrated post exercise. Carry a water bottle with you so you can keep drinking while on the go.