When you exercise, the pores and sweat glands in your skin open up to help cool down your body. So whatever is on your face - makeup, sunscreen, and even bacteria from gym equipment - is going to clog your pores and lead to skin blemishes. I’ve been telling my patients for years to wash their face before exercising. However, I understand that many times, people go to the gym after work and they don’t have time to wash their face before a class starts. Or, because this is LA, people want to keep their makeup on even when exercising so paparazzi can never get a shot of them not looking their best.
To help these patients keep their skin clear, I have always instructed them to wash off all their makeup as soon as they can, then apply my Cell Renewing Microfoliant to help break up surface debris and gently exfoliate clogged pores. Then before they put on moisturizer or makeup, to mist their face with my Clarifying Toner to pH balance their skin and hydrate their complexion for a fresh, radiant glow.
This duo works so well at keeping skin clear that I created the Skin Fit Superset for active men and women. It is a simple beauty essential that contains both my gentle skin exfoliant and clarifying facial mist for anyone that loves to exercise, and wants to keep clogged pores away!