We all know that working out is good for us, for our body, our health, and our mental health too. The perspiration dripping down our bodies feels good, and that burning sensation hurts but pushes us further. Exercise also helps your skins appearance as much as it does your body’s. You’ll see a healthy glow and younger looking skin due to increased blood flow, plus with reduced stress after taking out your tension during exercising, your body will produce more collagen leaving you with a smoother and more toned complexation.
Bacteria will be surrounding you during a session, especially if you’re in the gym with other people sweating their asses off too, which is the downside to exercising. The air surrounding you is thick and warm, and your body is overheating, which is the perfect playground for fungus to run wild and spread all over your body, deep diving into your pores.
The biggest consequence of dirty skin is acne, which thrives in a moist, sweaty environment. The more we work out the more we are prone to spots and pimples on our face, back and chest. Plus, when we’re training, our oil glands produce more oil, making us even more moist so it’s a bit of a vicious circle, there’s no getting away from it. Plus, as you’re exercising, any water-based hair products you have in can melt and run down your face, which will also clog up your pores.
But there’s a whole heap of stuff you can do post workout to look after your skin and your hair, which will match that super fit body you’re working on!
Level up your self care
It’s super important to look after our skin and our hair always but especially after exercise. Caring for your post workout skin should be part of your routine and cleaning, hydrating and nourishing your skin is where it’s at, plus strengthening and protecting your hair.
Action Plan: 4 Steps to care and repair
#1 Wash it off
Obvious one, but it’s the first and best thing you can do after your workout. Jump in the shower and wash your body with our award-winning Peppermint & Tea Tree Invigorating Shower Gel, getting rid of the sweat, oils and bacteria that your body has produced. Showering in hot water will actually dry your skin out so why not follow the Wim Hof method and take a cold one after a workout! Taking cold showers puts a small amount of stress on your body and done regularly means your nervous system gradually gets used to handling moderate levels of stress. Cold showers may not feel good, but they are great for your mindset!
#2 Let’s Face it
It’s important, especially if you’re prone to acne, that you use the best skin care products on your face, which should cleanse and protect. Start with our MESOA Cleansing Face Wash, which removes excess oil, dead skin, and grime from deep within your pores and follow up with our Deep Cleansing Exfoliant to rejuvenate your skin, giving you a healthy and radiant complexion. Finish off with the Peppermint & Tea Tree Face Wash and Moisturiser Duo, which will awaken and protect with a vital mix of essential oils and vitamins.
#3 Hair Care
Hair products can potentially cause breakouts during and after your workout. As mentioned above, sweat can cause any wax or gel in your hair to melt and drip meaning your forehead and face are prone to building up bacteria, which will result in acne. To prevent this, we suggest you switch up your hair products and look at the MESOA Peppermint & Tea Tree Texturising Hair Clay as an alternative, or go natural and don’t wear any when working out. Washing with our Revive Moisture Shampoo and Deep Moisture Conditioner will show love to your hair and scalp and leave it feeling soft and hydrated.
#4 Too Cool
Your skin is sure to be flushed, red and blotchy after a workout due to your body overheating. To take the temperature down, simply take an ice cube and rub it onto your wrist and the inside of your elbow. This is where your blood is closest to the surface so it will have an almost immediate effect. If no ice, just run your wrist under a cold running tap for the same effect.
If you’re putting in all the work at the gym, why not compliment it with the best post workout routine. Check out our suggested list of must have products!
Get up close and personal with our award-winning Peppermint & Tea Tree Invigorating Shower Gel! This will awaken your senses and leave you feeling refreshed, energised, and smelling oh so good! Choose to leave your skin nourished and soothed with a shower gel that’s boasting unique anti-ageing, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as helping you prevent acne and calm redness, whilst providing the ultimate invigorating experience.
Wash away the daily build up of grime with our Cleansing Face Wash, removing excess oil, dead skin and grime from deep within your pores, whilst hydrating and revitalising your skin. Prevent acne, breakouts and rashes and leave your face looking good and feeling alive.
Use this exfoliant to cleanse and rejuvenate your skin getting rid of dead skin cells and dryness to reveal a fresh, healthy face! Containing premium quality essential oils and our unique exfoliating ingredient, our Deep Cleansing Exfoliant will nourish and invigorate without damaging your skin. Also perfect for prepping your skin ready for a shave.
Two things are better than one, right! This duo face care masterclass will cleanse, protect and awaken your skin making it soft, smooth, cool and fresh! Win the battle against natural skin damage and use these daily.
This non-greasy hair clay works hard, hard at adding moisture and volume to your hair whilst strengthening hair follicles and repairing any damage. The Tea Tree and Peppermint essential oil will eliminate scalp irritation, leave you feeling fresh, give you a natural look and give you a style perfect for the modern guy.
The moisture shampoo and conditioner combo will work on your hair and your scalp, banishing any dirt and grime build up leaving your hair feeling natural, fresh, hydrated and smelling good!