Whether you’re crunched for period as you sprint from the office to SoulCycle, or you simply want to look as glamorous as Gigi Hadid in your workout selfies, you’ve likely received yourself debuting a full face of makeup at the gym.
While you’re sweating it out and stimulating those #gains, that little pang of remorse pops up as you think of the inevitable zit that’s going to surface on your chin afterwards that night.
You’ve likely heard it a million times before: Cardio and concealer simply do not mix.
Butis there any style you can get away with going straight from work to the weight room without a rinse?
Elite Daily spoke withdermatologistGervaise Gerstner, MD, to get her professional opinion on this sweaty subject.
In words of exercising, excess sweating mixed with clogging pores[ due to] oily makeup residue can exacerbate acne on skin.
Excess sebum production plus makeup can cause comedones, too( a fancy term for blackheads ).
Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glandsand exists on all skin surfaces( with the exception of the palms and the soles of the feet ).
The area on your face most likely to battle these oily issues is the infamous T-zone, which is why your post-Pilates pimple most often appears on your forehead , nose, or chin.
So, unless you’re applying your foundation on your feet( I have a lot of follow-up questions for you if you do ), consider your days of combining burpees and blush extinct from this phase on.
If you must mergethe worlds of commandos and cosmetics, Dr. Gerstner tells oil-free makeup is always preferred.
She recommends a light beauty balm to avoid pesky clogged pores while stillgetting a little bit of coverage 😛 TAGEND
My office has several options: Gervaise Gerstner, MD, beauty salve, soleil mineral tint, and skinceuticals sunscreen tint.
Seriously though, don’t forget about your SPF if you’re taking your sweat sesh outdoors. That tinted sunscreen is key so you don’t feel a kind of burn, if you catch my drift.
But if you can manage to leave the foundation at home, your skin will definitely thank you.
Personal trainerPaola Marqueztells Elite Daily her secret to a clear complexion is that shenever, ever wears any makeup while working out 😛 TAGEND
When we’re working out, our body temperature increases, “were starting” sweating, and our pores open.
Our skin needs to breathe, especially when exerting, so I recommend removing all[ your] makeup and applying thermal water before breaking a sweat.
Sounds simple enough.
Plus, when you think about it, if your workout is challenging your body in the right way, you’d probably just sweat all the makeup off anyway, right?
And I think everyone can agree that mascara streaks running down your face isnot a good look on anyone.
Live long and perspire, girl.