20 Jan 5 Beauty Benefits of Exercise
We all know that working out is good for our physical and mental health, but did you know that there are beauty benefits of exercise as well? It’s true that moving your body can help you feel beautiful in more ways than one – from glowing skin to growing your confidence from within!
Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn more about the top five beauty benefits of exercise.
1. Better Skin
Good skin is always in, and exercising on a regular basis can help you maintain an effortless glow over time. Breaking a sweat during your workout actually helps release dirt and product buildup from your pores, as long as you remember to cleanse shortly after. For an easy and natural way to exfoliate your post-workout skin, use Sud Source Face Cleansing Oil ($40 for 4oz) or Lau Botanicals Pearl Manuka Microdermabrasion ($142). The delicate and trusted ingredients in these products deliver luxuriously smooth and healthy skin after every workout session.
2. Improved Confidence and Posture
Nothing makes a person more beautiful than a confidence that radiates from the inside out. One way to achieve a greater sense of self-worth and overall self-esteem is by finding a workout that’s right for you and your lifestyle. Yoga, for instance, is great for all fitness levels. We suggest trying a Private Yoga Class with Jedi Yoga Warrior ($100 for 1 hour). Not only will this help put you in the mindset of appreciating your body and getting comfortable in your own skin, but exercises like yoga that stretch and lengthen your body can correct bad posture. The result? With consistent practice, you’ll be standing taller and more confidently in no time.
3. Reduced Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on our bodies and daily actions, which can often lead to negative effects on our physical appearance. Luckily, regular exercise is a stress reliever that can also boost your beauty routine. Even just 15 minutes of fitness can improve your mood, which directly correlates to how you present yourself to the world. To take the relaxation a step farther, follow your workout by making a cup of Pào Tea Cookie Monster-Red Oolong Tea ($20 for 2oz) and lighting a deliciously scented candle, such as the NOHO Candle Co. Honeysuckle Candle ($22 for 8oz).
4. Boost Immunity and Detoxification
There’s no medication that works quite as well as exercise when it comes to enhancing your body’s natural immunity and detoxifying process, which leads to an overall better appearance from top to bottom. Incorporating regular workouts into your daily life increases circulation, supports the body’s lymph system, and produces more white blood cells, which means fewer bacteria and viruses.
In addition to your regular workouts, it’s also a good idea to detox your living space, as chemicals can mess with your immune function. Fill your home with essential oils and safe cleaning products by ordering a Levō Custom Detox Package. Levō’s expert team will help identify and replace any potentially harmful products being used in your home.
5. Get Better Sleep
There’s a reason why they call it beauty sleep. Getting a good night’s rest is a surefire way to wake up both looking and feeling fresh. That’s why it’s so important to exercise, especially when you’re feeling stressed. In fact, an intense workout can increase the body’s sensitivity to the stress hormone cortisol, which can enhance your chances of restful sleep. Goodbye, dark circles!
You may also want to use a supplement before bed to improve your sleep patterns twofold. We suggest taking Nupeutics Sleep Master ($44), made with an organic blend of herbs and minerals. Enjoy a good night’s sleep without feeling sluggish in the morning.
Looking for more eco-friendly beauty tips? Check out our recent blog post about how to create a flawless five-minute makeup routine.