15 Beauty And Fitness Tips For Athletic Women

Fitness & Exercise
Athletic
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If you’re an athlete, you might have no time to look after your skin and every other detail. There’s also a good chance that your skin is exposed to various conditions. If you mainly exercise outdoors you may encounter changing temperatures, weather and the harmful rays of the sun. Even if you’re training indoors your skin can still experience far more sweat and dirt than the average person who doesn’t exercise regularly.

Tennis players are concerned about how their skin might look at the end of the day. If you’re a swimmer, the constant chlorine exposure will do great damage to your skin.

Training hard and having no time to look after your beauty regime? That’s okay because we’ve got your back.

Do you want your skin to stay happy and healthy-looking even if you challenge it on a daily basis? No matter how hard you’re working out, it shouldn’t be hard on your skin. We have collected some very simple beauty tips from the top athletes that they use on their skin. Furthermore, this consists of a few basic activities that might come in handy if you’re running out of time. Enjoy reading!

Whenever you plan to start a new activity, start is with easier steps. Here are some simple steps you can begin with. Following the tips of some famous Olympic Athletes.

1. Cleanse Before And After You Exercise

Even if you’re at the gym, or working out at home, there will be a time when you’ve had work or meetings before your work out. There’s a possibility that you may still be wearing makeup. Whenever you get back home, or to the gym start with washing your face. Leaving makeup on is like leaving a breeding ground for breakouts. Your skin will not be able to breathe and will result in irritating pimples all over your face. If you don’t have a lot of time before your work out, make things easy by removing your make up with a wipe.

Similarly, after working out, try to clean your face within the first 5 minutes. Try not to let sweat settle on your face, you’ll not like the aftermath of it. Exercising is almost like a mini-facial as your pores open up. You can consider it as a golden time and clean your face straight away. Try to use a gentle cleanser that leaves your skin refreshed and clean. If you don’t have one, try to keep travel wipes with you.

2. Soothe Your Skin With Mist

Your skin can feel tingly or itchy after you work out. Use a soothing face mist that contains rose or lavender to help refresh your skin. A mist has the added benefit of hydrating your skin if you use it right before you apply moisturizer. This is because it retains some of the water particles and locks them into your skin.

3. Moisturize Your Skin

Once your skin is back to its normal temperature and no longer looks red, you should apply moisturizer. Use a lightweight moisturizer that will refresh and hydrate your skin. If you’ve been spending time outside and dirt and pollution particles may have gotten on your skin, now is a good time to restore your skin with antioxidant formulated skin care. Everyone knows the best cleanser moisturizer for their skin types. You must know yours too. The first thing after you get off the court is to clean the dirt from your skin. Try using a less oily sunblock. Moisturize your skin, it will help to keep the dark spots away.

4-Hydrate Yourself

Heavy sweating means losing a lot of water. Losing a lot of water means you have chances of dehydration. Don’t just hydrate your skin with moisturizer; make sure your body replenishes moisture levels by drinking a lot of water too. Try to drink enough water depending on the intensity of your workout and overall temperature.

Working out is fantastic for your skin and body but you also need to make sure you’re taking care of it before and after to avoid breakouts or damage. With a little preparation and the right products, you can ensure glowing, healthy-looking skin.

  1. Double up on moisturizers when working out in cold climates.
  2. Stock up on your favourite gym-bag products.
  3. Never complete an outdoor workout without sunscreen.
  4. Use a pressed powder to get rid of shine after a long workout.
  5. Wear clothing that covers your skin if you’re going to be exercising outside.

After these perfect and simple tips have a look at what these athletes have to say about their skincare routine.

Maria Sharapova
World recognized Tennis player

Looking at her flawless glowing skin, it’s hard to imagine how she takes care of it after hours under the harsh sun. To make sure her skin remains unharmed, Maria applies sunscreen almost as soon as she wakes up. She has been doing it since her teenage years. Along with applying sunscreen, she drinks plenty of water right after she wakes up. It helps her remain hydrated and keeps her skin fresh and glowing.

Apart from the sunscreen and water, she makes sure to take proper sleep. Lastly, she recommends keeping food simple. It is the key. Sharapova generally prefers to eat little chicken and lots of green vegetable before a match. She also loves to have fresh fruit juices that she likes to make on her own. To make her juice fresh, she generally adds kiwi and lemon.

Alex Morgan
Olympic gold medalist (soccer)

She uses Argan Oil in her hair to avoid split ends from being in the sun every day. Having hair in a ponytail for hours is extreme trouble. It leaves hair so harsh and unhealthy. Argan oil prevents hair from drying out due to over-washing. A simple way to use it is in dry or damp hair. Concentrating on the mid-lengths and ends, it will give your hair a fresh look.

Kara Goucher
Long-distance runner

Kara emphasizes to wash hair only five times a week. The rest of the time she wears a hat or a ponytail. She only rinses her hair with water and then lightly condition it to help retain its colour and health. On hot, sweaty days, she prefers wearing a bun so that her hair is away from the shoulders. It keeps the ends of my hair healthier.”

These little efforts can be life-changing. It is important to keep little beauty regimes running along with your athletics. Undoubtedly, working out is a golden ticket for both body and skin. But it is more important that we understand what our skin demands apart from this. These tips can hopefully help you manage your beauty and fitness better than before. I think its time for me to update my things and routine too. 😉

If there are still any questions or any type of queries, log on to Marham.pk and find the best dermatologists near you. Don’t worry we’re not forcing you to step out in the sun, you can get online consultations too. Enjoy the experience!

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Javeria Adil Chughtai

Javeria Adil Chughtai

A journalist by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀