How Exercise Works Out For Your Skin

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Congratulations – you’re working out religiously and avoiding junk food, and now you see the benefits. Clothes fit you better and seem more stylish, fatigue isn’t an issue any longer, and people are craning their heads on the street. Yep, they’re doing it to get a better look at the tall glass of water walking in the other direction!

All of the above are great, but they’re not the reasons you decide to shed the pounds. After extensive research, you decided to do it because it helped your skin; however, the impacts in this regard aren’t as obvious. In fact, loose skin as a result of losing weight can look worse than fat.

Fear not, though, because underneath the hood there is a process at work. And, you’ll reap the rewards in the long-term if not in the short-term. Here’s how exercise helps your skin.

Skin Aging

Whisper it quietly because it’s like Beetlejuice. In fact, never say the words three times in front of the mirror because wrinkles may appear out of the blue. Without a doubt, the fight against aging is the biggest battle women face. It’s not just that lines and bags are hard to beat; it’s the mental aspect. Their appearance is a sign that the process is underway, which means we aren’t as youthful as in the past. Although everyone knows it’s going to happen one day, it’s still a shock when the first gray hairs appear. Thankfully, exercise helps to combat the process. Please note it doesn’t stop it completely because nothing can prevent Mother Nature from collecting her prize. But, working out does deliver more O2 and nutrients to the skin which help it keep its childlike appearance. If there was ever a reason to hit the gym, this is the one ladies and gentlemen!

Muscle Toning

Fat Bastard lost weight in the Austin Powers movies “Goldmember” and looked worse than before! Yep, if there is a bit of weight to shed, the skin can become floppy and limp. After all, the mass that held it in place before is no longer there. Now, there is an empty void where the fat used to be, which is a positive thing overall. Still, the fat needs replacing with something healthier if the skin is going to retract to its normal state. The good news is that exercise can help. The bad news is that it’s a tiring and difficult journey. The replacement is muscle. Of course, building it is harder than losing weight in the first place. To begin with, you have to eat the right amount of calories and perform exercises to the letter. Plus, there is an essential mix of weight lifting and cardio. Phew, it’s tiring reading it! Still, the result should be more toned and sturdier skin.

Obesity Side-Effects

Being overweight can lead to problems which happen inside and outside the body. Things such as heart disease and organ failure are well-known because people are raising awareness. What people don’t realize is that obesity can cause issues on the outside of the body. Now, they are nowhere near as threatening, which is why they don’t get as much attention, but they are a problem for lots of individuals. Let’s face it – a skin tag on the end of the nose isn’t very pretty. Considering we all want to look out best, exercise does help to ease the ego. If working out isn’t enough, figuring out how to remove skin tags naturally is the next best option. Remember that exercise flushes out dead cells and debris, too, cleansing the skin from the inside.

Flare-Ups

By a show of hands, how many of us would love to eradicate spots for, let’s say eternity?! Granted, there’s no way to tell how many hands have shot up, but we can all agree it’s a decent amount. Gone are the days of full-on acne, yet a pimple may appear out of the blue and without warning. Even worse, the healthy option states “leave it and don’t pop.” Although it seems impossible, exercise can help reduce flare-ups. To begin with, it removes dirt and grime, therefore reducing the number of bacteria. Secondly, it eases tension and limits exposure to stress as it allows us to expel the pent-up, negative energy.

Sebaceous glands

These are the glands that produce oil, and they work overtime when the skin is greasy. Working out limits their activity and that stops everything from the face to arms getting covered in a layer of oil. In short, exercising promotes firm, moist skin.

Does this post make you want to work out more? Go on – do it for your skin!

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