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How Running Benefits Your Skin and Face


When you want to lose weight, everyone you know becomes a know-it-all. How many times have you heard that you should stop eating junk food and start running if you want to become fit? I suppose many times. This is because we all know how running can benefit your look as well as your health. But did you know that hitting the pavement can also help you achieve beautiful and glowing skin? Not sweaty-glowing but healthy-glowing! Whether you struggle with acne or you just want to have gorgeous skin, stop lying on your couch and start running! Here are just some of the ways physical activity will benefit your face and skin.

Running reduces acne

A lot of people who struggle with acne avoid running (or any type of exercise) because they believe that sweating can cause a breakout. However, this is a common misconception. Sweat is actually sterile and our bodies need it for thermoregulation so there is no reason to worry. In fact, running barefoot can reduce your acne, by applying pressure on the acupressure points on your feet. Oh, and it feels relaxing as well. While sweating won’t give you pimples, sitting in damp workout clothes will. When sweat and dirt linger they can clog pores and worsen your acne. Therefore, make sure you wash yourself as soon as you get back home and put on some dry, clean clothes. 

It helps you get a healthy dose of vitamin D

A vitamin D deficiency can affect your skin since it plays a major role in the life cycle of human cells. In other words, healthy vitamin D levels keep your skin from prematurely aging. Going for an early morning run every day can help you spend more time in the sun, which is the best source of vitamin D. Plus, hitting the pavement when you wake up can help you feel more energized and refreshed throughout the day. Just don’t forget to protect your skin when running ( find out more about that on ), and make sure you put on sunscreen before you leave the house. 

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It improves your blood circulation

Almost any type of physical exercise can improve your blood circulation and running is not an exception. When you are jogging or running, your heart pumps blood faster and therefore supplies your face with fresh blood more often. This can greatly benefit your damaged skin and heal it faster, rewarding you with a healthy glow. 

Running keeps your hormones under control

Experts say that running is one of your biggest allies when it comes to reducing stress and anxiety. As you might know, stress makes the skin more sensitive and reactive and can even cause a rash. Not to mention that when you are feeling this way you have a hard time falling asleep, which makes you get up in the morning with dark circles under your eyes. Stress also releases a hormone called cortisol that causes an increase in oil production in your body. Therefore, the next time you are feeling stressed out. Put on your running shoes and go for a long, soothing run. Your skin will surely thank you.

It helps you get rid of cellulite

There are not many women on this planet who have accepted their cellulite and don’t pay attention to it. Most ladies hate those bumps and divots under the surface of their skin and spend a fortune on all kinds of beauty products that should help them have smooth and silky skin. However, getting rid of those annoying fat cells doesn’t have to break the bank. Just by including running into your daily schedule you can tighten your skin which reduces the count of these cells.

Running can make a significant difference in your life and cause positive changes. Therefore, dig out your workout gear and include this healthy activity into your daily routine.