Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Face Cleanser After Gym and why you need one

If you are breaking out with pimples after a good workout from the gym-then you need a post workout cleanser formulated for after working out.

A long time rumor that a "good sweat" from working out will actually clean your pores. But scientists say that's not the case. Not only does your oil producing sebacious glands go into over drive but sweat may actually clog your pores. For one, sweat contains acne causing bacteria. Also, acne irritants like dust and dirt are more likely to adhere to moist skin. Mix the bacteria and oil in sweat with clogged pores and the result is often pimples.

Combine sweat with friction from sports bras, tight fitting clothing, head bands and baseball caps makes the perfect breeding ground for acne. This is called acne mechanica.

You can prevent breakouts by taking time with a proper skin care regimen after your workout from the gym.

After exercise, cleanse with the dermatologist recommended Stellar Performance Post Workout Cleanser. This is the only cleanser that is not formulated for masses of people, but specifically for cleansing the skin after a workout. This cleanser will not only thoroughly deep cleanse all debris from sweat, but it won't dry out the skin. Your skin should still have adequate moisture to prevent future breakouts after acne is gone. If you use a cleanser that drys out your skin, your sebacious glands go into a rebound mode by producing more oil, thus leading to breakouts.

The Stellar Performance Post Workout Cleanser does not have any chemical or synthetic ingredients. Your pores open naturally to expel sweat. Doctors agree, what you apply on your skin can work its way into the blood stream. This cleanser is perfect for those who want to eliminate as many chemicals from their skin care products as possible. Also, artificial fragrances, colors and chemicals can actually irritate acne.

Think of your skin care regimen as important as your workout regimen and you are certain to have clear, healthy skin.

What is your skin care regimen after the gym?

By Sandy Alcide copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Sandy is president of Motion Medica skin care. Pioneers of fitness skin care products since 2005. She can be reached via the website. www.motionmedica.com

Friday, May 3, 2013

Pear Shaped Gal: April Favorite: Motion Medica Skin Care

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Skin Care Wonders from the Sea

As a dietary supplement, marine ingredients are beneficial to maintain healthy skin and healthy digestion. They are rich in protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Marine ingredients are also provided in topical skin care products, and they seem to be making a big splash!

Algae, known to have excellent anti-aging properties, has actually been used for beauty since ancient times. There are over two hundred kinds of algae used in skin care products. The most commonly used algaes in skin care are blue green marine algae and red marine algae. These are known to produce exceptional results for healthy skin. They are widely found in products for mature, dry or sensitive skin type.

In addition to algae, the deep seas offer marine collagen. This is a material derived from the substance found on fish scales. It was first used by the Japanese for skin care products and it’s known to provide support for skin with anti-aging benefits to prevent skin from pre-mature wrinkles and sagging.

Sea water features minerals and trace elements that claim to be good for healthy skin cell functioning. The Dead Sea in particular has the common name “Salt Sea of the World”. Being at below sea level scientists have taken an interest in this sea since 1837. Water from the Dead Sea has been used to treat psoriasis. The Dead Sea’s unique composition of natural minerals derives from dissolving the salt created in the natural evaporation process of the lake’s water. Dead Sea Mud has been used in skin care for its benefits in maintaining healthy skin and detoxifying affects. It’s also known to help dryness, inflammation, psoriasis and eczema.

This synergy from the sea when used in natural skin care products can lead to healthy balanced skin. Ingredients from the sea are also found in products for toning, moisturizing, detoxifying and revitalizing. No matter what your skin type is, your skin may be pleased with the benefits from the natural wonders of the sea.

For an internal boost, I take Krill & Fish oil from the clean and cold waters of the Antartic. Rich in Omega-3 and antioxidants, Nordic Light fish oil is beneficial for healthy skin.

Use natural wonders from the sea, both topically and internally, and you'll discover a great difference in the texture and appearance of your skin.

Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.
By Sandy Alcide, Founder of Motion Medica skin care. Sandy is a published author and guest writer for notable websites and publications. She can be contacted at: Motion Medica skin care