Sweat For Your Skin: How Working Out Can Benefit Your Complexion

August 04, 2016
Jessie Quinn
By: Jessie Quinn | skincare.com by L'Oréal
Sweat For Your Skin: How Working Out Can Benefit Your Complexion

It’s no secret that working out is beneficial to the body. From the heart to the lungs to those toned muscles, a little exercise can go a long way—but, can it benefit the skin too? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, yes, it can.

The organization states that studies found “moderate exercise can improve circulation and boost the immune system.” Which in turn can “give the skin a more youthful appearance,” meaning that regular exercise may show to be the perfect complement to the anti-aging day cream that you recently purchased. In addition to obtaining a more youthful appearance, working up a sweat can also help to tone the appearance of skin, destress both the mind and the body, and may also promote a good night’s sleep- which can work wonders for the skin. Feeling motivated to hit the gym or finally enroll yourself in that new workout class? Good. Now drop and give us 50…we mean, keep reading, because we’re taking a deep dive into three great benefits of working out for your skin. 


Burpees, squats, and leg presses may just be the bane of our existence—especially during that last set. However, suffering through these exercises can prove to be worth it in more ways than one. With lifting and other bodyweight exercises, your muscles will appear tighter and more toned.


Ever heard of runner’s high? Exercise can help release tension and stress by releasing endorphins in your body that can essentially send you into a euphoric state. In doing so, you may find that your mind drifts away from whatever it was you were stressing about pre-workout. This, in turn, can help to counteract the negative effects stress can have on your skin. 


Believe it or not, exercise can promote a good night’s sleep, as the physical activity may burn up all that extra energy that leaves you lying in bed awake hours passed your bedtime. Getting a good night's sleep is important for your skin if you want it to appear to be glowing and rested.They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing! 

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