As the number one Utah contract manufacturer in skin care, we know how hard people work, and we want to dedicate an article to those working up a sweat, day in and day out. You might be the mom or dad chasing around kids and running them to their extra-curricular activities or trying to get to that last-minute parent/teacher conference you heard about five minutes ago. Or, maybe you are the gym fanatic that works all day then drags yourself to the gym for that hour-long workout. You might even be both! Whatever it is that you are doing that’s running you ragged every day, you should know more about your exhausting, yet empowering, activities and what you can do to help your skin through it.
Sweating is not a bad thing, but we need to make sure that we are taking the precautions needed to keep it a good thing. Excess sweat can leave unwanted bacteria resting on the skin, but sweating can also provide you with some natural health benefits. Let’s go into some detail…
SWEAT CAN BE GOOD FOR
Ridding your body of the oil, dirt, and other grime from your day; acting as a hydration agent for the skin; and/or naturally exfoliating the skin with its sodium content.
Well, all of those things sound REALLY good, so what’s the bad part of sweat? Sweat not only makes you smell bad after so long, but it can actually harm your skin. If you picture the way that it’s flushing out bacteria, then try to picture where that bacteria is left to go— nowhere, unless you do something about it.
LEAVING SWEAT ALONE
Leaving Sweat Along can irritate the skin, leaving you with rashes; cause your body and face to reabsorb what it just rid itself of; and cause acne breakouts or eczema flare-ups!
Luckily, there are some useful precautions you can take to potentially avoid these problems, because why should you be punished for being overly productive throughout your day?
HERE ARE JUST A FEW TIPS:
WASH YOUR FACE BEFORE YOU WORKOUT
This will lessen the amount of bacteria and other impurities that your sweat flushes out, leaving less to be absorbed back into your pores if left unaddressed.
WASH IMMEDIATELY AFTER WORKING OUT
We know this isn’t always practical, but even some gentle cleansing wipes from your local drugstore can help until you can get home and in the shower.
USE MOISTURIZERS AFTER WASHING
After washing your face and body off, post-workout, use a good and hydrating moisturizer— many recommend PH-balanced moisturizers to restore PH-levels after a good sweat.
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
Like, many other aspects of your health, hydration is crucial. Drinking water throughout your workout can help reduce the irritation, simply because the water you are putting into your body will become a part of what you are sweating out.
As expert contract manufacturers in the skin care industry, we know how important skin care is, so don’t let a little sweat ruin your day!