Skin Care Workout 101

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You know that exercise is good for the body and the mind, but did you know that – with the right skincare regime – it’s good for the skin, too? 

While you’re pushing to finish that last set, getting your heart rate up on the treadmill or fine-tuning your “jab, uppercut, jab, jab, upper cut, upper cut!” technique increases your body’s oxygen levels. This is a big benefit for your skin, improving overall elasticity while helping your skin flush toxins and other impurities that can lead to breakouts by clogging pores. 

In short, while you’re getting more bang for your gym membership buck, you’re also enabling your skin to get an anti-ageing, stress-busting workout in, too. We’ve rounded up our must-have products and the treatment you should consider booking every 4 to 6 weeks to add #skingoals to your wellness goals.

The Supplements 

Whether you prefer to work up a sweat outdoors or indoors, you want to protect your skin, from the inside out, from all of the harmful UV rays. Lamelle Ovelle D3 is a daily supplement that increases the skin's resistance to the effects of harmful UV rays by over 80%, reduces hormonal pigmentation by 37%, and significantly reduces the processes that induce premature ageing of the skin. This supplement inhibits the two primary pathways of collagen breakdown, specifically binding and protecting collagen and elastic fibres in the skin, and it gives you your daily dose of Vitamin D3, too. 

When it comes to muscle and nerve function, experts agree that rest and recovery are as important as getting your reps in. Magnesium Complex is an essential mineral – often lacking in diets – with numerous health benefits. Containing a combination of Magnesium Orotate, Magnesium Citrate, and Vitamin B6, this supplement has been shown to improve your quality of sleep, reduce the effects of stress, and improve muscle and nerve function. However, if you are taking prescription medication or suffer from a chronic medical condition, you’ll need to consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product. 

The Cleanser 

Whatever time of day you exercise, cleansing pre- and post-workout are well worth the little bit of added admin for the results reflected by your complexion. Neostrata Enlighten Ultra Brightening Cleanser is a gentle yet active formulation that exfoliates dark marks and treats uneven skin tone, leaving your skin radiant and bright, courtesy of the active ingredients that clean and exfoliate while stimulating your skin's cell renewal. 

The Serum

As we age, gravity is not our friend. And, while all those burpees and jump squats are great for lifting and tightening our derriére, they’re not great for our faces. Enter Skinceuticals Serum 10 – a beautiful antioxidant serum that reduces signs of premature ageing while protecting your skin against environmental damage thanks to gravity-defying ingredients: L-Ascorbic Acid and Ferulic Acid. This serum has also proven to assist in the protection from UVA and UVB rays while neutralising any traces of free radicals within the skin. Add to these claims to fame the facts that this serum is a brilliant anti-inflammatory and actively assists in collagen production, and you have a product that gets results for your complexion while you get results for your #bodygoals.

The Treatment 

Do you know how they say abs are made in the kitchen? Well, great skin is made in-branch in one of our treatment rooms. Sure, the products you use for your skin are as important as the workouts you do in the gym, but much like you may need a monthly trip to a physio or biokineticist to keep you training, your skin needs a monthly treatment to keep it glowing. 

With its unique Smooth-Motion needle insertion technology, Endymed Intensif RF Micro-Needling treatments are comfortable and completely safe for all skin types looking to firm, tighten, plump, and brighten. Combining radio frequency (RF) and micro-needling with adjustable needle depths (from 0.5mm to 5.0mm), an Intensif RF Micro-needling treatment delivers radio frequency efficiently through the targeted dermal tissue to boost collagen and elastin production, improve skin tone and texture, and treat even the deepest acne scars with ease.

As with any new exercise programme or eating plan, when it comes to adding products or treatments to your skincare regime, it’s best to chat with a medical professional first. Good thing we have several world-class, extensively experienced medical doctors and medically-trained therapists – at any one of our Skin Renewal branches nationwide – to help you determine if the products and treatment mentioned in this article fit your fitness goals well. So, chat to us! 

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