Exercise is one of the fastest ways to get heathy. Exercise reduces inflammation of your entire body while regulating hormones and preventing damage. It’s no wonder that it has positive effects on your skin, too. Today, OROGOLD would like to share with you five exercise tips that can help you achieve younger looking skin in no time.

Woman sweating after exercise.

One of the main benefits of exercise is the production of sweat. Contrary to popular belief, sweating is not detoxifying. Instead, sweating help pores open in order to release dirt and oil that can get trapped under your skin. Basically, it’s cleaner your face from the inside out. It is important to wash your face after you exercise so that these oils stay out of your skin afterwards, as well. Use a gentle cleanser and rinse with cold water to close the pores again.

Increased Blood Flow
Exercise allows more blood to circulate and reach the surface of the skin. This blood delivers nutrients that can help repair sun damage and increase the production of collagen. Collagen is one of the main components that fill in your skin and having more of it can fill in sagging skin as well as fine lines and wrinkles.

Group of happy women in a yoga class.

Exercising Over Time
As you age, the layer of your skin under the surface begins to weaken and thin, losing elasticity. This thinning is what causes the signs of aging in your skin. If you start to exercise at a young age, the effects of exercise can actually slow the thinning of your skin so that you look as young as possible for longer. As soon as you can start exercising, the better!

Woman sleeping in her bed

Deeper Sleep
When you exercise, you tire yourself out more and get deeper and more fulfilling sleep. Your body also produces hormones that help you fall asleep and stay asleep. That allows a reduction of dark circles around the eyes as well as bags and visible veins under the eyes. However, this only works if you get at least eight hours of sleep a night—the recommended amount for adults. Ten hours a night is even more ideal if possible.

Woman enjoying a resistance training session at the gym with a personal instructor.

Resistance Training
When exercising, the most effective form of training for lean muscles that avoid aging is resistance training. Resistance training is where you use the properties of gravity and of your own body weight to challenge muscles over time. Some exercises that build resistance include lunges, pushups, planks, and arm hang. On the other side, heavy cardio can actually have an aging effect on your skin. Activities such as long distance running create a lot of stress for your body. This causes you to increase production of cortisol, which can break down collagen used to fill sagging skin and wrinkles. You can still continue to participate in these activities, but it best to cross train with weight lifting and resistance building exercises alongside of your cardio workout.