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Article: Natural skin care – before, during and after training

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Natural skin care – before, during and after training

Regular exercise has some challenges for your skin. Sweat can strain the skin and lead to breakouts. In this blog article you will learn how, as an athlete, you can optimally cleanse and care for your skin through natural skin care to keep it radiant and healthy.

  1. Before training: the right preparation

Before you start training, it is important to properly prepare your skin. Gently cleanse your face with a soap or mild cleansing gel to remove dirt, oil and makeup. Make sure to choose a product that works for your skin type to avoid irritation.

2. During exercise: Allow your skin to breathe

It's best to let your skin breathe during training, so ideally avoid make-up. How come? Makeup can clog pores, especially if it mixes sweat and sebum with dirt particles. This can lead to skin blemishes and pimples. During exercise, blood flow to the skin increases, and sweat can make the skin more sensitive. Makeup can cause irritation, especially if it contains ingredients that can be irritating when blood flow is increased.

If you still want to use makeup during training, it's best to choose products that are non-comedogenic so that the pores don't get clogged.


  1. After training: Cleaning

Cleaning is particularly important after sweating. Even if we sweat a lot and our face feels dirty and sticky, it is important to cleanse gently so as not to put additional strain on the skin. It's best to clean your face as soon as possible after training.

Natural cosmetic products tend to avoid potentially irritating synthetic chemicals, which can reduce the risk of skin irritation.

Some soaps, especially those with natural ingredients, can help balance the skin's natural oils. This is important to avoid over-degreasing the skin, which could lead to overproduction of oil.


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The volcanic clay facial soap from BANYO is ideal for oily and impure-prone skin and supplies your skin with minerals. The soap is particularly suitable for athletes and oily skin. It consists of surfactants from olive oil (72%), coconut oil (13%), clay (10%), water and essential oils. 


  1. Peelings and masks: Extra care

Once or twice a week you can remove dead skin cells from your skin with a gentle peeling. This not only helps prevent impurities, but also promotes blood circulation in the skin. Additionally, face masks with moisturizing or cleansing ingredients can be used to give the skin the extra care it deserves after intense workouts.

You can also use the volcanic earth facial soap optimally by moistening it and applying the foam as a mask and letting it take effect.


  1. Hydrate from the inside out: Drink lots of water

Natural skin care also comes from within. Make sure to drink enough water to keep your skin hydrated. Water helps flush toxins from the body and ensures healthy skin from the inside out. Ideally that would mean

  • 500 ml 2 hours before training
  • 250 ml 15 minutes before start
  • during training 150-250 ml every 15-20 minutes

If you sweat intensely or exercise for long periods of time in hot weather, an isotonic sports drink mix may be useful to balance electrolytes. After exercise, you can also use isotonic drinks or water with a small amount of salt to replace electrolytes.


Last words

A good skin care routine is essential for athletes to keep their skin healthy and radiant. Proper cleansing after exercise will help you prevent breakouts and keep skin in tip-top shape. Don't forget to take care of your skin and general health by drinking enough water.

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