Current Workout Playlist!

Music

Hi everyone!

With the holiday madness in full swing, it’s definitely important for me to keep up with my workouts to relieve some stress and of course not feel too guilty for certain holiday indulgences.  I compiled of list of songs currently on my playlist because a workout without music is just not complete, am I right? 🙂

Tove Lo- Talking Body (Clean Love Edit)

Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo- Let’s Go

Pitbull ft Chris Brown- Fun

Fitz and the Tantrums- The Walker

Justin Bieber- Sorry

Taio Cruz ft Travie McCoy- Higher

Havana Brown ft Pitbull- We Run the Night

Ariana Grande ft Zedd- Break Free

Calvin Harris ft Haim- Pray to God

Walk the Moon- Shut Up and Dance

John Newman- Love Me Again

Britney Spears- Work B****

Years and Years- King

Land Del Rey- Young and Beautiful

Tell me, what’s on your playlist? 

Stephanie 

 

Is Exercise Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin?

exercise

The advantages of exercise are numerous.  It increases endorphins, elevates your mood, decreases your risk for disease, controls your weight, focuses your mind, reduces stress, and keeps you healthy and strong.

Beauty bonus: As your heart rate increase, it sends oxygen to your skin and creates a healthy glow.

Pretty great benefits if you ask me.  But what happens when you start developing a host of other issues? Dry skin. Sudden breakouts. The dreaded bacne.  Not really what you signed up for, is it?

Instead of throwing in the towel, a few adjustments to your skincare routine can make a huge difference.

Here are some guidelines and factors to keep in mind before and after your workout.

Wear sunscreen!  Use a broad spectrum SPF of at least 30 and reapply frequently when sweating or swimming, especially when outdoors.

Exercising makes your skin lose moisture so wear a light-weight moisturizer.

If possible, immediately wash your face and body after working out.  Alcohol-free towelettes or makeup remover wipes can work to remove sweat and dirt if you can’t wash your face.

If your skin feels dry after cleansing (meaning no oil), try switching to a cream based cleanser.  Adding a hydrating mask 2-3 times per week can help.

 Combination/ Oily skin can use a gel or foam wash. If you are prone to breakouts, choose a cleanser with acne fighting ingredients- tea tree, sulfur, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and/ or papain (papaya enzymes) are a few ingredients to look for. Using a clay based mask up to 3 times per week can help control sebum and draw out impurities.

Tight-fighting workout clothes sweat and friction can lead to breakouts on your body, especially your back.  Adding breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics and showering right after you workout can help.  If you’re prone to breakouts on your back, use a salicylic acid body wash, gently exfoliate with a scrub, and spot treat.

Excessive sweating and heat can cause flare ups if you have eczema– something to keep in mind.

I hope this post was helpful!

Feel free to leave a question or comment.