We all know that exercise is critical to our health. From a long walk around your neighborhood to gym classes to marathon running to bicycling to work—exercise improves circulation, promotes cardiovascular health, helps reduce stress, deepens sleep, and is even purported to help increase libido! But did you know that exercise is also good for the complexion, as well? Here’s how exercise will help keep your skin looking youthful and glowing.
When you exercise, you improve blood flow and circulation, which can help reduce dark circles under your eyes, as well as help keep your skin overall looking bright and naturally luminous.
Exercise also helps minimize the effects of stress. And on your skin, stress can equal breakouts, white/black heads, redness, dehydration, and a dull, uneven complexion.
Finally, exercise can help firm and tone troubled areas on your body, such as hips, thighs, or buttocks, and help reduce the appearance of slack skin, or the orange-peel dimples associated with cellulite.
Bonus! When you exercise, you typically drink more water. Hydrated skin equals skin that looks smooth and cushiony vs dry and wrinkled.
In addition to the benefits of exercise or a daily workout, you can (and should) pamper your skin with a regular skincare regimen, as well. At our clinic, we recommend Zo Medical products. Created by Dr. Zein Obagi, founder of the iconic skincare brand Obagi, this next generation family of products contains medical grade ingredients that optimize the health and beauty of the skin based on the latest advancements in skin technology. With products to address skin concerns ranging from dryness to sun damage to anti-aging, as well as diseases of the skin such as melasma, rosacea and severe cystic acne, ZO Medical Products are a comprehensive line with solutions for all skin types, regardless of age, ethnicity or skin condition. And Norah Clair Aesthetics offers them all! Get in touch with me today for a personalized skin regimen.