Shower. That was the only thing I could think about as I left Barry's Bootcamp a sweaty mess with a beat red face. Feel me? But did you know that there's actually a skincare regimen you should follow after an intense workout? Neither did I until I spoke with NYC Dermatologist, Dr. Dennis Gross, who gave me the scoop.
"When you exercise you sweat and lose a lot of fluids. Your first reaction after your workout is to wash it all away, but you have to make sure to take care of your skin properly when it's so stressed," he commented.
Step one: Skip harsh cleansers and toners that will strip away your natural oils.
Step two: Add moisture back into your skin.
Application is key though, as when you increase your metabolism, your oil glands naturally secrete, so you need to make sure your skin has time to equilibrate before applying products so they don't end up blocking the pores. Therefore, you should wait a while after your workout to add moisturizer and makeup.