Makeup during exercise is an established bad idea. Why? Because it ruins your skin. The damage that is caused by makeup during workouts is almost close to irreparable. When you work out, you sweat a lot and it is always wise to shower later. You need to wash off the sweat that your body produces. Moreover, some of the toxins in your body are eliminated through perspiration.
If you skip your shower, your body post work out becomes a literal breeding ground for bacteria. Now with makeup, this just worsens. Makeup prevents your skin from breathing and with sweat on the skin, you are paving way for bacteria to breed.
Why should I skip my makeup?
It is completely okay to wear makeup every day, but to the gym? That is a huge no.
The layers of foundation and concealer on your skin are going to block the pores from being able to breathe. Besides, when you are working out, the pores on your skin start opening up. When makeup sinks deeper into the skin, your skin is more prone to acne and spots. The worst makeup item of all is foundation.
The wisest idea to protect your skin while working out is by going natural.
Makeup to the gym:
If you can never step out without makeup and if you are one of the individuals that is so dedicated to makeup, there are a few things that you can do before you hit the gym.
- Go light: Apply moisturiser. You can wear waterproof and sweat proof makeup to the gym. Just remember to not go overboard with your makeup before heading for your workout.
- Oil-free: Use oil free products. This way, your pores won’t be clogged badly and even when you sweat, your makeup doesn’t become a complete disaster.
- Cleanse: Carry a cleanser to your gym, regularly. If you are wearing makeup, you must always remember to wipe it clean after your workout. Combined with your sweat, your makeup is almost toxic to your skin. So why leave it longer even after the workout? Remove your sweat and your makeup with an ideal cleanser.
If you are going out for a run, you have more chances of running into someone. And for that, your makeup can be a saviour. No matter what you put on your face before a workout, always remember to wipe it clean after a workout.