Why You Might Want To Rethink Wearing Makeup When You Work Out

Why You Might Want To Rethink Wearing Makeup When You Work Out

We all want to look and feel our very best. And if you use makeup to enhance your looks, you might be tempted to wear it even when you work out. After a full day of work, school, and errands, a trip to the gym might be just what you need to break a sweat and work off some stress. But, it would be wise to go au natural for the sake of your face.

Dr. Adebola Dele-Michael, a dermatologist at Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser in New York City told Medical Daily that sweating is one of your body's most efficient ways to detoxify itself. Sweating is a powerful way to flush out excess fluid, salt, and alcohol. “Sweat purges the body of toxins that can clog pores and plague the skin with pimples and blemishes,” Dele-Michael said. It stands to reason that covering the skin's pores while sweating likely interrupts this process.

The idea of putting your flaws on display might be a bit unsettling. But in the long run, the healthy glow you can get from letting nature take over might be the best makeup you need! Here are 5 reasons why you skip "the beat" when you hit the gym.

It Inhibits Your Skin's Ability To Sweat

Your skin possesses the natural ability to to cleanse and detoxify itself when you sweat. Wearing makeup hinders all of that. It is better to allow your pores to open up and breathe when you workout so that you may enjoy the full benefits of sweating.

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