Although you may feel great after going for a run or lifting weights, it can wreak havoc on your skin. Having a bad skincare routine when exercising can lead to clogged pores, unwanted spots, blackheads or even dry and itchy skin. Whether you are a regular to the gym or you’re a fitness beginner, here are our top tips from Menage Skincare for men, which will all help to prepare you with the best skin care routine for a workout!
The Best Skin Care Routine After Exercise
Before the Workout
Before you hit the gym, it is important to clean your face so that you get rid of any unwanted oil and dirt. We suggest using warm, but not hot, water and finish with a splash of cold water to leave your face feeling fresh, clean and awake!
If you’re going to be exercising outside it’s really important to protect your skin with SPF to avoid sun damage which will lead to premature skin ageing. We recommend Menage Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF15, which is a lightweight daily moisturiser with 5* UVA protection. The moisturiser has a matte finish so you won’t be left looking shiny before you’ve even started working!
If you’re going to be working with weights or equipment, it is important to protect your hands. They’re fairly important. We suggest Menage Daily Hand Repair, which forms a protective barrier for your hands, but absorbs quickly so you can get straight into the gym and won’t lose any grip.