You work hard at the gym to earn your workout gains, but you don’t want to sacrifice your skin’s clarity in the process. While exercise is awesome for your overall health and boosts skin radiance, it’s important to understand how working out can contribute to breakouts if you’re not careful. Since oil buildup, sweat, and grime can exacerbate acne, an effective post-workout skincare routine for men is essential for preventing pimples.
Skincare for men doesn’t have to get complicated, and we know that you want to keep your routine simple. By tossing a few key products into your gym bag, you can reap the benefits of your workouts and get better skin in the process. While a good skincare regimen isn’t difficult to master, consistency is critical to getting the best results.
Essentially, you need to cleanse, moisturize, and exfoliate regularly to keep your skin vibrant and clear. Healthy skin also ages more gracefully, so there’s no downside to taking better care of your face. If you’re not sure where to start, no worries –– you don’t need tons of products to see results. Here’s what we suggest when it comes to getting clear, baby smooth skin post-workout.
Seriously, do not skip this step if you want to keep your skin from breaking out after workouts. While the detoxifying benefits of exercise are powerful, you don’t want that sweaty pore-clogging gunk hanging out on your skin.
Suitable for all skin types, our No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser is an amazing skin purifier. Charcoal helps purge your pores of oil, dirt, and grime and leaves your skin clean and refreshed. Keep a jar of this powerful cleanser in your gym bag and wash your face as soon as you’re done working out. And, if you can, take a shower too. Our tea tree oil-infused Clarifying Body Wash helps keep your skin below the neck clean, clear, and moisturized.
Keeping your skin well hydrated helps balance oil production and fortifies your skin’s natural barrier. While it’s important to use oil-free products to avoid clogged pores, don’t skimp on a good moisturizer. Our Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizing Balm is great for nighttime use before bed, and you can dab some on your face after daytime cleansing if your skin feels tight. Also, our Touchless Hydration Face Mist helps keep your skin clean, calm, and hydrated on the go.
If you’re just getting started with a men’s skincare routine, you can keep it simple and stick to your cleanser and moisturizer –– you’ll still get great results. But when you’re ready to level up, especially if you want to fade acne scars and increase anti-aging benefits, a good exfoliator is a must. Our gentle yet powerful Reload Exfoliating Rub removes dead skin cells and boosts skin regeneration. We recommend that you exfoliate two to four times per week for best results.
Once you get the hang of your basic routine, exfoliating becomes a no-brainer. It’s a super simple skincare step, and it’s essential if you want more advanced results. Reveal smooth, younger-looking skin, even out your skin tone, and help stop breakouts and shaving irritation by sloughing away dead skin and debris.
If you want to take the guesswork out of where to start with your skin, grab our Classic Maintenance Set. This set includes our cleanser, moisturizer, and exfoliating rub, and it’s easy to throw in your gym or travel bag. With our high-impact post-workout skincare routine, you can hit the weights hard and still uncover your best skin yet.