Beauty & Fashion
4 Great Beauty Benefits of Exercise
Written by Nicole | March 3, 2013
Hi girls! My husband and I bought a treadmill last year, but to be honest, I hadn’t really started using it until this month. For me, working out isn’t my favorite activity in the world, but after I use the treadmill I feel so empowered and good! My goal is to get a little more toned and to gain strength.
We all know that exercise keeps our minds and bodies strong…but it also has some awesome beauty benefits, too! Here are four “beauty-full” reasons exercise is great for you:
- Working up a sweat is good for your skin. It sounds counterintuitive, but when you sweat, your face gets shiny because that sweat is being released through your pores. While it does this, it cleans out the dirt and oil inside of them. The problem is, however, that many people don’t wash their faces afterward, which can cause more acne. So please make sure you wash your face and body after you workout!
- Sweating is good for your hair. I know no one wants to walk around with greasy hair, but the oils your scalp produces when you work out are good for increased circulation. They also nourish your hair with the natural oils it needs to be renewed! Even if you wash your hair after working out, it still reaps the benefits.
- You get a natural glow not achieved from expensive beauty products. When you exercise, your skin gets increased oxygen and blood circulation, which give your skin a glowing appearance. Again, even if you wash your face afterward, it’s still beneficial to your skin while you’re exercising!
- Exercise can help reduce puffiness and bloating. When you exercise (in any cardio activity!), you get your lymphatic system flowing, which helps “flush out” excess salt or processed carbohydrates. To increase results, 20 minutes of cardio activity is usually needed.
Stay tuned for my easy exercises you can do at home! Girls, what are your favorite workouts? What other beauty benefits have you noticed that exercise gives you?