There’s nothing like working up a sweat – your head feels clearer, body fitter and there’s that overwhelming sense that you’ve achieved. (That sense of achievement can be gained from watching an entire box set in one sitting, but we’ll leave that for now.) The thing most people don’t realise, however, is that while you’re at the gym, your mind and body might feel uplifted but often your skin gets exposed to blemish-causing bacteria. This can lead to break outs and pesky blemishes that might leave you reaching for the box set once more. But fear not, we’ve rounded up the best skincare routine to help keep skin as clear as your body and mind after working up a sweat. Scroll down to check out our facialist and body care expert Vanda Serrador’s tips on working out, without breaking out.
“Blemish prone skins tend to produce more oil than other skin types and therefore it also overheats and transpires more. This can lead to even more oil and the build-up of toxins on the surface of the skin.”
- Vanda Serrador
“Before exercise, make sure you start your skincare routine by removing all your makeup and using dermal waters, or the new Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution to tone after cleansing. Your skin needs to be fresh and clean and pores free to breathe. And after exercise repeat this routine and add the Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion. Do not double cleanse after exercise. It’s also great to use a cooling compress after exercising. Also avoid touching your face after exercising, use a clean towel and apply a purifying mask.”
Use: Tea Tree Anti-imperfection Daily solution, Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion, Tea Tree skin clearing clay mask
“The water in the pool isn’t dirty water however, it can be highly irritating and aggressive to blemish type skins and for that I would use a nice hydrating skin mask, a facial oil or an aloe vera gel before going in the swimming pool. This works as a barrier against the harsh chemicals in the pool minimising irritation. After your swimming session do not double cleanse as this can be too harsh for the skin when you are coming out of harsh water. Use a gentle wash and hydrate.”
USE: Aloe Vera Soothing Gel, Oils Of Life™ Facial Oil.
‘Make sure that you remove all traces of makeup and your skin is clean and fresh before you begin your skincare routine. After your run, you need to remove the impurities and toxins accumulated during the activity. The Tea Tree Foam wash effectively cleanses without over stripping your skin of its natural protective oils. Then use an essence lotion to tone and to rebalance your skin, apply the Tea Tree Mattifying Lotion but add a pea size amount of the Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution. ’
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