Men can maintain their overall wellness by exercising regularly; plus, working up a sweat can do wonders for the skin. However, certain kinds of exercise can be rough on the skin, so it’s important for men to know how to prevent skin damage before, during, and after exercise. Below are three ways to prioritize men’s skin care while working out.
How to Protect Your Skin While Exercising
1. Apply Sunscreen
Whether you’re out for a run, attending a hot yoga class that uses infrared heat lamps, playing tennis, or going for a swim in the ocean, exercising outside can benefit you both physically and mentally. Wearing sunscreen, or a moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher, will prevent your skin from burning, drying out, and flaking.
If you exercise regularly outside, consult a skin care professional about a regiment that will help keep your skin protected. A men’s skin care routine, including clay masks and regular treatments, will help reverse the effects of regular sun exposure.
2. Get a Facial
Men who work out regularly should consider adding a facial treatment to their monthly skin care routine. Sweat can cause skin redness, acne, and blemishes on the face if you don’t wash it after exercising. Prioritizing men’s skin care will help keep your face youthful; plus, a facial will help relax your body after a tough workout.
3. Watch for Damaged Skin
Men’s skin care doesn’t just mean taking care of your face. If you’re a runner and throw on the same pair of sneakers for your daily workout, your feet likely need some attention. The skin on your feet can become dry and scaly, and calluses can form.
A pedicure will replenish moisture and remove dead skin while cleaning your toenails. This is an easy and relaxing way to take care of your feet.
If you’re interested in adding to your men’s skin care routine, make an appointment with the professionals at New Paradise Men’s Spa in Hell’s Kitchen. Their Manhattan-based aestheticians specialize in men’s care, and they will make your experience comfortable and relaxing. To make an appoint, call (646) 559-1621 or visit them online.