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Skincare for Those That Work Out

A woman in a bathtub cleansing her legs with FOREO LUNA 4 body

If you love to work out and sweat, you know the benefits of exercise for your body and mind. But what about your skin? Does sweating cause acne? How can you prevent breakouts, irritation, and dryness caused by sweat and heat? And how can you keep your skin glowing and hydrated throughout active workouts? In this blog post, we will share some skincare tips for the active ones who want to care for their skin before, during, and after a workout. Whether running, cycling, lifting, or doing yoga, these tips will help you maintain a radiant, healthy complexion. We will also introduce you to game-changing FOREO devices that can supercharge your skincare: the UFO™ 3LUNA™ 4, and LUNA™ 4 Body.  

Before The Workout: Cleanse and Protect Your Skin

One of the most important steps in your pre-workout skincare routine is to cleanse your face and body. You don’t want to work out with dirt, oil, or makeup on your skin, which can clog your pores and cause breakouts. Use a gentle cleansing device to remove impurities and unclog your pores. LUNA™ 4 is made with ultra-hygienic silicone that is 99% effective in removing dirt, oil, and makeup residue. A dirt-free face while sweating is essential to prevent acne and irritation. Another critical step is to protect your skin from sun damage. If you’re working out outdoors, apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30, which offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen prevents sunburns and reduces the risk of premature aging and skin cancer. Choose a water-resistant, non-comedogenic, and lightweight sunscreen so it won’t interfere with your workout or clog your pores.  

During The Workout: Keep Your Skin Cool and Fresh

While you’re working out, your body temperature rises, and you start to sweat. Sweat can mix with bacteria, dirt, and oil on your skin and cause inflammation, infection, or clogged pores. To avoid these problems, here are some things you can do during your workout:

  • Wear breathable clothing that allows air circulation and reduces friction on your skin. Avoid tight or synthetic fabrics that can trap sweat and cause chafing or rashes.
  • Use a clean towel to blot away excess sweat from your face and body gently. Don’t rub or wipe too hard, as this can irritate your skin or spread bacteria.
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands or gym equipment, as this can transfer germs and dirt to your pores. If you need to touch your face, use a tissue or a clean towel.
  • Spritz your face with a mist containing hydrating and soothing ingredients like rose water, aloe vera, or cucumber. It will help refresh your skin, balance pH, and prevent dehydration.

  Women's legs under the shower. Woman cleaning legs with FOREO LUNA 4 body


Post-Workout Skincare: Shower and Moisturize Your Skin

Here are some tips on taking care of your skin and body after exercise and using three smart skincare devices to improve your skin condition and appearance:  UFO™ 3 , LUNA™ 4, and LUNA™ 4 Body.

  • Hydrate: Drink water or electrolyte drinks to replenish the fluids and minerals you lose through sweat. Hydration is essential for your skin's moisture, elasticity, and glow, as well as for your muscle health and performance.
  • Cleanse: Wash your face and body with a gentle cleanser that can remove sweat, dirt, oil, and bacteria from your pores without stripping your skin of its natural oils. For a thorough yet gentle facial cleanse, you can also use the previously mentioned LUNA™ 4 cleansing device after the workout. For your body, we recommend using LUNA™ 4 Body. This innovative massaging body brush can deep cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin while promoting blood flow and reducing the appearance of cellulite. It uses T-Sonic pulsations and soft silicone touchpoints to remove 99% of impurities from your pores while improving your skin's firmness, smoothness, and radiance.
  • Moisturize: Apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type and needs to hydrate and nourish your skin after cleansing. You can also use FOREO UFO™ 3, a deep facial hydration device that gives you the benefits of five spa facials and increases skin moisture levels by 126% in just two minutes. It combines anti-aging masks, heating, cooling, LED light therapy, and massage into a single device that can suit your skin's needs in different seasons and climates.
  • Massage: Massaging can help enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your skin and muscles, as well as remove waste products and toxins from them. Massaging can also help reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, scars, or wrinkles on your skin.
  • Relax and sleep: Relaxing and sleeping are essential for your skin's health and recovery. These are two crucial aspects of recovery from a workout. When you sleep, your body repairs and rebuilds the tissues damaged during exercise. Sleep also helps to regulate your hormones, immune system, and metabolism, which are essential for your health and performance. Relaxing after a workout can help lower stress levels, reduce inflammation, and improve mood. Relaxing can also help you activate your parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for your body's "rest and digest" functions.

  Working out is excellent for your body and health, but it can also take a toll on your skin if you don't take care of it properly. That's why you need a good workout skincare routine to keep your skin glowing and hydrated through active workouts. Remember, your skin is your body's largest organ, and it deserves as much care and attention as your muscles. So, keep your skin glowing and hydrated through active workouts and confidently show your results. Have you ever tried using a smart facial device or a smart massaging body brush to enhance your skincare results after a workout? Please share your thoughts and ask us anything. We are here to help.

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