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Jan 1, 2017

This is the best thing you can do for yourself after a tough spin class

Pamper your skin to prevent muscle cramps and to make your skin look more radiant.

If you attend indoor cycling classes , chances are you’re the type of person that likes intense workouts that make you sweat! We all know that sweat helps our skin get rid of toxins , but it can also weaken the skin barrier, which can cause our skin to become dehydrated. Follow the tips below to help you get the most of our workouts and to make your skin just as strong as the rest of your body.

HOW TO PREVENT DEHYDRATED SKIN

After a spin class, it’s important to give your body time to cool down. “After a workout – especially if it was an intense one – we continue to sweat, because our body temperature lowers as sweat evaporates” explains Dr. Lebar. It’s best to wait at least 15 minutes before taking a lukewarm shower or bath (the water should never be too hot, nor too cold).

The best way to help your skin regenerate after exercise is to intensely rehydrate from the inside out. Drink water, and use skincare products that are specially formulated for people who love to work out. Biotherm’s Skin Fitness Instant Smoothing and Moisturizing Body Treatment , for example, fights dry skin that’s caused by chafing , hot showers, UV rays, wind, and frigid winter air. It’s enriched in hyaluronic acid and padina pavonica algae, a combination that hydrates and softens skin, no matter how dry or rough. However, Dr. Lebar recommends that when you cleanse your skin post-workout, “gently wash your skin with skincare products that are not too harsh (use an unscented soap-free gel)”.

Now you can go and pedal away without worrying that your skin will be affected!

January 01, 2017