Working Out In Makeup And My Skincare Routine
I get a TON of questions about my skincare routine and working out with makeup on. I decided it might be time to blog about it, so here you go beauties!! In full disclosure, let me be clear that I am not an expert in skincare, but I will definitely tell you what works for me in four super simple and straightforward steps that I SWEAR by.
1. Cleanse and moisturise every morning and night.
I am 100000% diligent in cleansing and moisturizing my face EVERY morning and in taking off any makeup+cleansing+moisturizing EVERY night. 😅
I also have a gentle exfoliating scrub I use a couple of times a week. I exfoliate at night after I wash and before I moisturize.
3. Protect your skin.
I always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen on my face every day (it’s in my moisturizer) no matter whether I will be in the sun or not!
4. Stay hydrated and eat healthy!
I notice a substantial difference in my skin when I am eating healthier and staying hydrated. Refined sugar and fried foods tend to spur breakouts for me.
Now for the seemingly ever-controversial topic of working out with makeup on:
Should you? Probably not. Do I personally? Yes, I usually do! In a perfect world I never would, however my schedule typically allows for me to workout in the middle of the day, which means I am often coming straight from meetings, appointments or running errands, which means I am already wearing my basic everyday makeup by the time I get to the gym. And no, I don’t take time to take it all off before I begin my workout.
My point is that while working out with makeup on is not ideal, if you are someone who likes to workout with makeup on, whether it’s out of convenience, or you just prefer to, then go for it! If you do, I would recommend wearing minimal makeup (such as tinted moisturizer instead of foundation) and be sure to wash your face as soon as possible afterwards. You do you, girl!
Now I’m curious to know, what are your thoughts on working out with makeup?
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.