To celebrate our partnership with the fabulous BLOCK Gym at Royal William Yard, we decided to give you some post workout skincare tips.
Great skin health is just as important as good general health, so whilst we improve our overall fitness at BLOCK gym, here are some tips and product recommendations for the all-essential, post workout skincare routine.
2. Don’t be tempted to use a scrub like exfoliant after your gym sesh. Post workout skin is delicate and prone to micro abrasions, so skip the exfoliating step of your routine until the following evening/morning.
3. Apply a nurturing serum between your cleanser and moisturiser. We love AlumierMD Ultimate Boost, an absolute hero product. This lightweight serum will replace hydration lost through sweating and enhance the skin’s natural barrier. It also contains a cocktail of powerful anti-oxidants to protect the skin from future damage.
4. Use a skin specific moisturiser. This essential step will maintain hydration and prevent dryness even in oily skin.
There is a big difference between skin oiliness and hydration, so even if your skin is oily post workout, don’t be inclined to skip this step. AlumierMD’s Hydralight is a light moisturiser specifically for normal to oily skin. It leaves the skin feeling balanced and ultra hydrated.
If your skin is on the dry side, use AlumierMD’s HydraDew, an intensely moisturising cream, loaded with powerful peptides, antioxidants and soothing ingredients.
5. SPF even on rainy days is important to protect the skin from premature ageing. Use a mineral based SPF specific to your skin type. Use a tinted SPF to give an even skin tone and perfect makeup base. We have a range of AlumierMD SPF’s to suit all skin types.
Frequently Asked Questions
I prefer to shower at home rather than the gym, is this ok?
As well as the build up of sweat on your face, dirt, dust and bacteria from things like your yoga mat, hair, hands, towels and equipment can also accumulate on your skin. Leaving this to dry and clog your pores is not going to do your skin any good, so we recommend you wash your face at least, as soon as you finish your workout. This is especially important if you are acne prone.
I want to do my makeup before the gym so I’m looking my best..
Using a mineral based spf is recommended all the time, however, you still need to wash your face after the gym, so applying makeup pre-workout will not just potentially clog pores, but will all have to be washed off anyway!
I drink loads of water but my skin is still dehydrated!
Skin can be dry for a variety of reasons. Keep drinking water but talk to us about how we can help you address this problem.
To find out how we can help you with your skin fitness and give you a personalised treatment plan, book your, no obligation skincare consultation today. We specialise in treatment for acne, hormonal breakouts, red and sensitive skin, pigment issues and pro-ageing skin options.
BLOCK gym members receive 10% off all non-injectable treatments, including spa and beauty therapy.