Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and has numerous benefits. It can help control your weight, reduce the risk of serious diseases, and improve your mood, thinking skills, and mental health. The lockdowns have motivated many of us to stay active and exercise is a great way to not only shake off any negative feelings like mental stress or depression but also boost your immune system.
Many people don’t realize that exercise also has some lesser-known, long-term positive effects for your skin. Running, cycling, or other forms of cardio, strength training, and stretches will improve your skin health from the inside out. In combination with regular in-office skin renewal procedures such as injectables, radio frequency, fractional laser treatments and medical grade skin care products from our Toronto practice, starting a workout routine could help you attain and maintain a glowing, rejuvenated complexion. Continue scrolling for some of the perks of exercise for your skin.
Promotes Blood Circulation
Exercise increases blood flow, oxygen supply and vital nutrients to the skin, leading to more effective cellular repair and function to keep skin healthy. Additional benefits are the production of collagen and new skin cells to keep skin firm and glowing.
Removes Toxins from Skin
Environmental stresses from air pollution and UV rays cause damaging free radicals to form in the skin. Improved blood flow removes toxins from the body more efficiently and keeps cells healthier. While exercise won’t detoxify the skin (that’s mostly your liver’s job), the enhanced blood circulation helps to eliminate waste from the skin to cleanse it. Impurities are also released through your sweat.
Lowers Stress Levels
Exercise decreases elevated hormone levels and inflammation caused by stress and can improve acne and chronic skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Stress can also cause you to frown more, leading to a loss of skin elasticity and wrinkles.
Reverses the Signs of Aging
Scientific evidence has shown that appropriate exercise can keep people looking younger for longer. It not only keeps skin looking healthier but may actually turn back the clock for your skin. If you exercise outside, remember to use an antioxidant serum, sunscreen and protective clothing.
Curious about what to expect from injectables, fractional laser treatments, radio frequency treatments and medical grade skin care products at our Toronto office? To learn more, contact Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa by calling us at 416-483-4541 or fill out a contact form to request an initial consultation.Written by Dr. Martie Gidon
Gidon Aesthetics and MediSpa - Center for Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Skin Tightening and Cellulite Treatment. Cosmetic Dermatology practice of Dr Martie Gidon in Toronto providing a wide range of laser and light based therapies.