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6 Must-Dos for Protecting Your Skin Before and After Working Out

Just as exercise is good for muscles, it’s also good for the health of your skin. A study published in August 2015 in Aging Cell suggests that both endurance exercise and high-intensity aerobic training may help prevent and reduce signs of aging in the skin.

Stress reduction is a key reason to stay fit. A review from December 2016 in Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports noted that exercise can help fight stress — which, when chronic, can contribute to skin aging and exacerbate skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne, according to another review, published in June 2014 in Inflammation & Allergy Drug Targets.

Now that you know just what exercise can do for your complexion, you’ll want to maintain the skin-care habits that prevent acne, improve hydration, and reduce irritation and damage.

One thing you don’t want on your face as you suit up to sweat: a heavy moisturizer. “Some moisturizers put a barrier on skin that prevents the evaporation of water,” says Charisse Dolitsky, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in Long Island, New York, and a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate. Not only is there a pore-clogging concern, but it’s the evaporation of sweat that cools you down. So if you’re tempted to add more moisturizer before working out, don’t.

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Source: Everyday Health – 6 Must-Dos for Protecting Your Skin Before and After Working Out By, Jessica Migala

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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