Beauty Benefits of Exercise That'll Make You Want To Hit The Gym

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 21, 2018
Quick Bites

  • Exercise increases circulation and gets the blood flowing
  • This gives the skin a natural glow and brightens the skin 
  • Sweating helps the skin to detoxify in a natural way

What exercise does to our bodies and how it boosts our health is a well-known concept. But did you know that exercising can make you look awesome? There are beauty benefits of exercise that you might not be aware of. So, if the reason why you have been hitting the gym lately is to look fresh and beautiful, we don’t blame you. Irrespective of what your motivation is to hit the gym, there are some perks of exercising that are worth acknowledging including the many beauty benefits it offers. 

Brightens your complexion 

Exercise increases circulation and gets the blood flowing which helps the vitamins, minerals and oxygen to reach all your organs. The increased heart rate and blood flow makes the skin fresh and gives you a natural glow. It also brings a little flush to the cheeks. You might not need that blush and highlighter after all. 

Also read: 10 Simple Steps For That Smooth and Flawless Complexion

Reduces wrinkles 

Do you feel calmer after your gym sesh? This is because exercise helps maintain your cortisol levels (a stress-related hormone). Increased cortisol levels lead to the production of sebum, which means more acne. A healthy production of the hormone can keep you from ageing. In fact, cortisol can even damage the collagen and elastin that keeps your skin tight and also slow down the production of new skin. 

Helps get rid of acne 

Exercising daily can improve circulation, resulting in elevated blood flow and oxygen. It will also help you clear out the toxins from the body and cleans out the pores of the congested skin. It also keeps your hormones in check – hormonal imbalance is the leading cause of acne breakouts in adults. 

Better hair

The improved circulation and blood flow help your hair to get stronger and healthier. The healthy blood flow stimulates the hair follicles and promotes growth. This might be the last thing you could have thought that happens but fortunately, it is true. Start hitting the gym to get better and healthier hair.

Also read: Home Remedies and Tips to Control Hair Fall

Eliminates toxins from the body 

As irritating as sweating can be, it is highly beneficial to your health. Sweating helps the skin to detoxify in a natural way. It also cleans your pores and gets rid of the bacteria in the body. But keep in mind that before hitting the gym you remove your makeup and cleanse your skin. 

Some other tips for a healthy and glowing skin 

  • Drink plenty of water to keep your naturally moisturised and hydrated.  Deficiency of water can cause dry skin, drinking water daily can keep your skin moisturised along with hydrated.
  • Moisturise your skin well, after showers, every time you wash your face. Use moisturising creams and lotions or you can go for natural moisturisers such as honey and milk cream. Moisturising can help keep your skin from drying out. 
  • A regular cleansing, toning and moisturising routine is important for a flawless glowing facial skin.
  • Exposure to sunlight causes pigmentation, one of the early signs of ageing. Use a good sun-block cream to protect your skin.
  • Lastly, staying happy is the secret to stay beautiful and young. Stress and worry can cause you to age faster. Yes, whether you are a guy or a girl, stress has a similar effect on you. You tend to have wrinkles faster. Smiling and staying away from stress is the key.
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