[vc_row row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="2" top_padding="3" bottom_padding="3" overlay_alpha="100" gutter_size="3" shift_y="0" row_height_use_pixel=""][vc_column column_width_use_pixel="yes" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" medium_width="0" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" zoom_width="0" zoom_height="0" column_width_pixel="800"][vc_column_text]How Exercise and Fitness Nurtures and Supports Healthy Skin
Did you know that working out and staying fit not only makes your body look good but it also helps you maintain healthy radiant skin. The Beenigma team has compiled a list of extra benefits to help keep you motivated to stay healthy, fit and strong in body, skin and mind.
- Healthy and Glowing Skin
Aerobic exercise provides your body with a lot of oxygenated blood. This causes our skin to instantly glow and radiate. This glow is maintained long after working out as well. This is because our skin has blood vessels that are close to the surface. After working out, dilation of these vessels makes the skin even more vibrant and healthy looking. What’s more, regular exercise enables the body to produce more collagen helping the skin remain firm, elastic, and supple.
- The Sleep Connection
When you exercise on a regular basis, you will have much healthier sleep patterns and restful afternoon naps (if you have the luxury of finding enough time in the day for them J). Your skin needs this peaceful rest because the body is repaired best when asleep. For those working out, it is even better because research has shown that skin repair happens fastest for those engaged in regular exercise. So if you desire glowing & radiant skin, work out regularly, rest well, and you will be well on your way!
- Acne Relief
When you exercise consistently and regularly, there is a rapid enhancement of blood circulation in your body. This blood and oxygen that flows through the skin helps to remove toxins from the body, toxins that can damage the pores. Doing so reduces the effects of certain skin complications like acne by up to 40%!
- The Endorphin Connection
Exercising helps produce endorphins (hormones that make you feel good). This greatly reduces stress levels. With this comes the automatic reduction in the release of cortisol hormone, a hormone that can cause acne and occurs naturally when undergoing stress. Furthermore, stress induced chemical releases in our body speed up the ageing process of our skin. What does this mean? Stress = wrinkles! So get off the couch, put on your happy face and best workout clothes and get some exercise and stress relief.
- Less Visceral Fat
Exercising enables you to lose the excess fat stored deep inside the body. The body has subcutaneous and visceral fat. Excess visceral fat can cause low-grade inflammation in the body. It also upsets the balance of vital hormones that in turn affect our skin. Regular exercising helps the body burn this visceral fat and helps remove fats in our joints.
- Keeping Lymph Nodes Happy
Your body has close to 500 lymph nodes. These little nodules of tissues remove metabolic waste resulting in healthy and well-maintained skin. However, the nodes cannot work to remove the waste without the help of nearby muscles. When exercising, the muscles contract and pressure is exerted on lymphatic nodes. This helps them pump waste out of our system resulting in more youthful, relaxed and glowing skin.
- Wrinkle Reduction
Exercising helps in maintaining optimal levels of cortisol hormones. These are stress related hormones. When out of balance these hormones can cause collagen to break down in the skin. This in turn causes more wrinkles and sagging. Regular exercising supports more production of collagen, a special kind of protein that keeps the skin firm. Keeping fit through regular exercise, therefore, keeps premature wrinkling at bay!
- Healthier Hair
With regular exercise comes better blood flow, and with better blood flow your hair will remain stronger and healthier. Our blood has many nutrients that stimulate the hair follicles and promote growth. In turn, the hair becomes less brittle and cannot fall out easily.
- Dealing with Spots
With skin conditions like roacea and psoriasis, you can feel low. However, sweating after exercising helps remove cellular debris from the system, correcting the hormonal imbalance that can easily result in adult acne. If you are prone to skin spots, use long gentle cleansing wipes, and drink a lot of water when exercising. For dealing with adult acne in a more subtle way, try incorporating yoga into your daily routine. This helps reduce adrenal stress levels, which in turn enhances the skin clearing process.
- Reduce Cellulite
Cellulite results because of reduced lymph circulation. Regular exercise and/or Yoga will boost lymph node effectiveness lowering cellulite, making your skin smoother and more youthful in appearance.
Remember as per the Beenigma beauty lifestyle program, small adjustments in your daily lifestyle choices can have a dramatic effect on your overall health, beauty and confidence. Regular exercise helps you achieve that. Don’t you think it’s worth giving it a go?![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]