Hi I’m Natalie Otto, licensed esthetician and Corporate Educator at Repêchage. Going to the gym is a great habit to have - but we want to stress how important it is that you are taking proper care of your skin during and after a workout session!
For one, while working out make sure you are washing your hands as you move around from station to station, to ensure there is no bacteria on your fingers. Gym mats and work out machines are loaded with bacteria! Do not give into the temptation to wipe sweat off your face, unless you want to clog your pores with dirt and debris!
When you sweat, your pores open and your skin secretes oils and any bacteria that may have been inside of them. This is why it’s crucial to cleanse your face as soon as your workout is finished! I use the Repêchage Hydra Dew Gentle Cleansing Mousse-Travel Size which you can easily throw in your gym bag. After cleansing, follow up with a hydrating mist such as Repêchage Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray. It will help to hydrate your skin without clogging your pores. The travel size is great for on the go and can be used spray on immediately after your work out for instant hydration.
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