What exercise can do for your skin!

What exercise can do for your skin!

You’re thinking, what are you talking about, what could exercise possibly do for my skin except get it sweaty and clog my pores??


Exercise can actually clean out your pores and stimulate your skin metabolism for greater energy production and turnover which translates to greater radiance, glow and firmness!

Our skin responds to whatever is going on in the rest of our body. Exercise generates endorphins, revs up our ATP cell metabolism and sets off an entire cascade of endocrine functions that improve our glucose metabolism, sleep cycle, and mood stabilizing functions.

For our skin, the rise in core temperature and sweating is a wonderful way to expel our body toxins. The egress of toxins will improve your skin, allowing it to regenerate and repair more effectively. 

However, proper cleansing after exercise is key! If your skin tends to be oily and congested continue to use an exfoliating or clarifying cleanser. If you tend to have skin with dry patches, it may be better to use an exfoliating cleanser after exercising rather than your more gentle creamy cleanser to fully remove the oils and toxins expelled during exercise.

Exercise also increases the blood flow to your skin allowing better absorption of all those expensive skin products you have curated. Better absorption of actives such as Retinol or tetrahexyldecylascorbate for pigment discoloration lets those actives get to the layer of skin where all the action takes place, again improving the overall texture and undertone of your skin.

Exercise can also improve your sleep cycle allowing your body and skin to rest, regenerate and repair. The healthier your skin becomes as you give it its needed rest, the more efficient it is utilizing the clean wonderful ingredients you use in your Private Practice Skincare routine!

Skin Care is about Self Care! It is about Self – Empowerment NOT about perfection. It is about loving yourself, worthiness and taking care of yourself. Tip the first domino for Spring and see the health and benefits roll in!!!



Dr Koo