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Get That Post-Workout Glow

Posted on: January 23rd, 2019 by Elysiann Bishop

post workoutIf you’ve gotten into a New Year’s exercise regimen, you know it’s a great feeling. But did you know that observing a few skincare measures before, during, and after exercise is critical to maintaining and improving your skin? Take these tips to assure you have that post-workout glow day after day:

Remove Makeup. You’re going to get sweaty anyway, so why bother washing your face before you hit the gym? Because looking good in that face of makeup isn’t going to help your appearance if it causes breakouts in the end. Keep skin cleanser in your gym bag and use it before exercise – we like Actifirm cleansers for their gentle ability to dissolve makeup, whisk away clogging dead skin cells and impurities, and impart anti-aging benefits. (more…)

The Best Workout for You

Posted on: January 16th, 2019 by Elysiann Bishop

personal fitnessYou want to get into better shape, but you just haven’t found a routine that inspires you. Or, given your busy life, finding time to exercise seems impossible. While the hurdles to establishing a beneficial exercise routine are many, the challenge isn’t insurmountable. With the right mindset, you can find a fitness regimen that fits your interests, needs, and schedule.

The perfect exercise regimen is far from being one size fits all. First off, think about what activities interest you – a quick Google search will yield myriad possibilities, from hiking and biking to running or tai chi, just for starters. (more…)

Deskercise for Your Health

Posted on: October 25th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

102517b-01Humans simply weren’t designed to sit at desks for 8 to 10 hours a day – and yet that’s precisely what 8 out of 10 modern workers do. While you may associate work injuries with heavy-lifting industries, office employees run the risk of health consequences over time. Sitting at a desk for extended periods can lead to long-term problems, including neck, back, and shoulder pain; carpal tunnel syndrome; obesity; stress; and a range of musculoskeletal disorders.

Even if you do have a career that keeps you tethered to a desk for hours every day, there are measures you can take to prevent ill effects. Consider the following precautions:

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Workout Skincare: Glow in 7 Steps

Posted on: July 12th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

071217b-01Having a regular exercise regimen is an important part of your overall health and wellness – but if you ignore the needs of your skin when you work out, your complexion may suffer the consequences. From pore-clogging cosmetics to bacteria-laden equipment, skincare pitfalls lie at every turn at the gym. Luckily, we’ve gathered the skincare tips you need to keep your skin as healthy as the rest of your body when it comes to exercise:                                                                                    Start with a Clean Slate. Cosmetics and sweat are a bad combination. To prevent breakouts, always remove makeup before starting to exercise. Try Actifirm Antioxidant Cleanser for its gentle yet thorough cleansing abilities, with anti-aging benefits to boot. (more…)

Safe Summer Exercise

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by Elysiann Bishop

Exercise SafeSummer conditions can make exercising outdoors a challenge, but that’s no excuse to skip your workout. Warm weather can make for a great workout – if you proceed with caution and exercise smart. These tips will assure that your fitness regimen is safe, healthy, and enjoyable:

Exercise Early. The hours between 10 AM and 3 PM are most intense for sun and heat. If at all possible, kick off your early morning with exercise. Temperatures will be more pleasant, and it’s a safer time for sun as well.

Use Sun Protection. As always, outdoor activity necessitates a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher on all exposed areas. Try an oil-free formula if breakouts are a problem. Don’t forget to protect lips with (more…)

Skincare through Exercise: 5 Skincare Benefits of Being Active

Posted on: July 18th, 2014 by Elysiann Bishop

5 Skincare Benefits of Being Active

As summer heats up and fashions bare more skin, many of us step up our exercise routines in an attempt to shed unwanted pounds. But did you know that working up a sweat also offers benefits to your skin? Take a look at the top 5 perks of exercise for your skin:

1.     Eliminate toxins and clear pores: As the body’s largest organ, it’s also the biggest pathway for purging the bad stuff from your body. Sweating can help eliminate toxins and clean pores – leaving behind clear, glowing skin.

 2.     Increase oxygen and blood flow to skin: When you exercise and raise your heart rate, (more…)