Makeup or Breakout? - Burn Boot Camp

Makeup or Breakout?

When you’re running in and out of camp after a day at work or errands with your kiddos, sometimes you forget that you have your full face on! Foundation, mascara, eye-liner, lipstick… the whole shebang, sitting there on top of your beautiful, vibrant skin. Before you start sprinting and squatting in your daytime smokey eye, run into the nearest restroom and clean your makeup off! It only takes a few seconds, and it will be more than worth it.

Today I’m going break down a few benefits of removing your makeup before camp, and why it’ll help your skin stay flawless, fresh and youthful.

Working Out With Makeup Induces Acne

Sweat, heat, bacteria, and the chemicals found in your makeup come together to great the ultimate acne generator. Even if you don’t get red bumps on your face, you will most like see a few blackheads and clogged pores from exercising in a full face of makeup. If you want to wear any sort of serum prior to camp, all you need is a breathable, oil-free sunscreen or tinted moisturizer for those outdoor workouts. Other than that, embrace your natural beauty and your skin will thank you later!

Working Out With Makeup Congests Pores

When you workout with makeup on, especially foundation, your pores can’t release sweat or toxins. When we say “sweat it out,” your face is included! We want you to leave camp feeling your best to the nth degree. A full face of makeup will block the pores found in your cheeks, nose and face, restricting your skin from breathing. In turn, this can lead to skin irritation, redness and breakouts. Let you face breath and sweat, just like the rest of your body!

Working Out Without Makeup Fuels Your Skin

Some people think that you need to wash your face more than once a day, and always with soap. Think again! Washing your face too many times a day can cause your skin to dry out, which in turn leads your skin to create excess oil to compensate for the dryness. When you exercise without makeup on, toxins will be able to exit your body through your sweat glands in a matter of minutes. On top of that, the oil produced within your skin will leave your face feeling refreshed and hydrated. It might sound crazy, but after you get home and shower, you’ll be able to feel your skin breathe a sigh of relief!

Make sure to carry around a soft towel in camp to gently pat your face dry throughout your workout! Scrubbing your face with a rough towel can create irritation… all you need is a little cold water!

 

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