We all know exercise is good for us in general... but why is it SO good for your skin?

Regular exercise nourishes the skin all over our bodies with fresh blood, nutrients and oxygen. At the same time, the increased blood flow and circulation that come with working out helps to draw toxins out of the body, improving the condition of all your vital organs, including the epidermis (your skin).

Many people think that sweat can trigger skin flare-ups. However, sweating is good for flushing impurities and detoxing the skin as long as you keep your skin balanced and clean.

Exercise also supports hormonal health, which can be central to many skin conditions.

Stress can also contribute to skin conditions, so any physical routine you enjoy - yoga, running, biking, spinning, pilates, boxing, will lessen your stress load. As long as you’re keeping your skin clean before and after – you’re good to go!

Physical activity can promote collagen growth in your skin cells, plumping up your facial skin and making you look younger and more vibrant. As we age, our skin will naturally lose its collagen and elastin so let’s keep active!

Circulation, in general, is how your body removes toxins and delivers oxygen and nutrients to our cells, helping keep our body and skin healthy.

For myself, having a gorgeous puppy helps me get outside daily for a splash of sunshine and exercise. Do something you enjoy, and no need to overdo it – do something that makes you happy, and you’re more likely to stick to it and set yourself up for success.

As mentioned earlier, when exercising, ensure your skin is clean before and after – and you’re good to go!

Best way to keep your skin clean? With Seven Islands Cleanser and Exfoliant of course :-)

Written by Anne Marshall

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