Why Exercise is Good for Your Skin

Why Exercise is Good for Your Skin

When exercising outdoors, be sure to use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays.

Exercise boosts circulation, sending blood—and with it oxygen and key nutrients—to all cells in the body, including the skin cells. This boost in nutrient-rich blood flow gives us a healthy, radiant, post-workout glow.

Exercise also helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from skin cells (and all working cells), helping to flush them out of the system.

But researchers from McMaster University in Ontario also found that regular exercise can actually keep the skin young—and may even help to reverse skin aging.

What they found is fascinating: those volunteers who exercised at least 3 hours a week (of moderate or vigorous physical activity) had skin that was much younger looking—when looked at under a microscope—and much closer to that of 20- and 30-year-olds.

One thing is for sure: regular exercise is great for the body—inside and out!

So go ahead and get moving just a little bit every day. You'll feel better and your skin will be healthier, more youthful looking, and definitely more radiant.

Stay fit, and you'll stay beautiful!