DOES EXERCISE IMPROVE SKIN HEALTH?
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Did You Know Exercise Can Also Help Skin Remain Healthy and Prevent Aging?
As we briefly examine how exercise helps overall health, we will understand how it helps skin as well! Regular exercise works at a cellular level to stimulate cell turnover and create healthy cells that reduce disease risk. It increases sleep duration and quality that further restores cells, and it increases blood flow and oxygen to all cells and organs further increasing health, reducing disease risk and slow aging. In short, exercise may increase the quality and quantity of life!
Studies have proven the positive effects exercise has on overall health and wellness from your nose to your toes and from the inside out, and this article will focus on exercise and skin health to answer the question posed above.
Just as exercise delivers blood, nutrients, and oxygen to the internal organs, the same is true for the largest, external organ, the skin. As heart rate elevates during exercise, the skin sweats to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion. Not only does exercise cool down the skin, it allows toxins to be eliminated via the sweating process and combats free radicals. Exercise helps maintain the youthful look by working from the inside and using organic skincare products will battle free radicals from the outside. This combination protects the skin both on the inside and outside. For maximum benefit, in addition to exercise and organic skincare products, drink plenty of water. Water will not only improve the skin’s elasticity; it will balance electrolytes that help produce collagen.
There is a link between stress and skin as studies show the correlation between excess oil production in the sebaceous glans and stress hormones, and as exercise reduces stress, this can help with skin issues such as acne and eczema.
If exercising outdoors, remember to protect the skin with sunscreen and it is best to avoid peek sun time between 10am and 4pm. Choose a sunscreen that works with your skin type. Even though exercise may exacerbate certain skin conditions, such as, rosacea, and psoriasis this is no reason not to exercise, and with the help of a dermatologist there are strategies to prevent flare ups during exercise.
How to Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin with Exercise!
There is something to be said about that natural glow of healthy skin that seems to captivate all of us when we see it in a magazine or television. There are many products that help achieve that glow, but did you know that exercise can achieve it naturally?
In summary, taking care of your health involves taking care of your skin, the body’s largest organ. Following simple guidelines for exercise not only enhances physical health to protect against disease, it increases the health of the skin to protect it from free radicals, detoxify skin, increase skin elasticity, and deliver oxygen and nutrients for cell renewal to achieve that healthy glow of younger looking skin.
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