While playing sports and working out can do wonders for your body, health and mind, all the sweating can take a toll on your skin. Hence people who sweat for a living – the athletes, must go the extra mile in taking care of their skin.
Regardless of the kind of sports you are involved in, like everyone else you need to follow the holy grail ritual of cleansing, toning and moisturising (CTM), with a little more emphasis on the last step.
All the dust accumulated with the sweat and grime can leave your skin dirty. And dirty skin is a playground for all kinds of bacteria growth, infection causing eventual deterioration of the skin. It is thus crucial to keep your skin squeaky clean at all times.
The toning part of the routine is necessary to ensure that the pores in your skin close after cleansing. Or else the external pollutants can gain entry and cause havoc in your skin. The next step is moisturising, and the necessity of this step cannot be emphasised more.
Your skin loses moisture rapidly when you sweat, and it is essential to supply hydration externally. Dehydrated skin ages swiftly and the only way to prevent early aging is to moisturise your skin continuously.
Apart from the CTM routine, the one other important step that is not to be missed at any cost is applying sunscreen if you are an outdoor athlete. Use a sunscreen that in high in SPF and PA to not only stop the harmful rays of the sun causing irreparable damage to your skin but to prevent skin cancer as well. It is also essential to slather on sunscreen every few hours to ensure it does not get washed away by sweat.
Along with the above steps, if you want to give your skin some tender loving care, opt for organic skincare instead of the harsh chemical ones. Sanctum skincare is not only certified organic with 100% naturally derived ingredients, but we have wide range of skincare products including cleansers, toners, moisturisers and sunscreens that are suited for all skin types.