If you’re a woman who embraces exercise on a regular basis but also wants to look her best while doing it, you may have found yourself wearing a little makeup during a workout. For a lot of us, the idea of going "au naturel", even while doing physical activity is a daunting prospect and that's OK. Often, since we lead such busy lives, there sometimes just isn’t the time or inclination to remove makeup before hitting the gym or running track.
The makeup dilemma
There are numerous arguments against wearing makeup during fitness, as when we exercise our body temperature rises and we sweat. This, when wearing makeup, can cause pores to become blocked, preventing skin from being able to breathe resulting in spots and blemishes. Despite these factors, no-one really wants to sport the bright red and sweaty faced look; and understandably we all want to do something to ensure we look our best, even while we’re burning calories.
For this very reason, hundreds of us choose to apply makeup before a workout or not bother to remove it, which can be bad for our skin. Thankfully, there are other things you can do to achieve the perfect workout look and accentuate your natural beauty without a full face of makeup.
Foregoing makeup altogether is likely to be the best option for your skin, but this may seem a little extreme an option for many. We don't condone it, but we are here to try solve a scenario that touches many.
The best of both worlds
A great alternative that allows you the best of both worlds is to reassess the kind of makeup you wear and choose products that are kinder to your skin. This will provide you with the makeup coverage you need to feel self-confident and look your best while exercising but will allow your skin to breathe more and reduce the likeliness of blocked pores.
If you suffer from bad skin and feel self-conscious without wearing foundation or concealer can reduce the potential of blocked pores from wearing heavy foundations by choosing a foundation or BB cream that’s lighter on the skin and more breathable, yet that still provides good coverage. This can allow them to feel beautiful and confident during every workout.
This is why we work with brands that formulate a range of essential makeup products, including foundations, BB creams, mascaras, eyeliners and lipsticks, to provide active women with the opportunity of having some coverage during that spinning class or on during your daily jog after work, whatever it is that you enjoy doing to keep you in shape! Swapping your everyday makeup for more natural alternatives could be the perfect way to maximise the physical benefits of exercise and still look good in the process!