While many women have started running, many of them still commit a few odd things about their beauty routine. Marieclaire.fr reviews the beauty tips of runners, on the advice of dermatologist Philippe Deshayes.
Take off makeup before exercising
During exertion, the body is warm, sweats and the pores of the skin expand. As a result, the skin needs to breathe to remove heat. So you avoid putting on makeup before you go running, to avoid clogging the pores of the skin. What’s more, even if your makeup is waterproof, with the sweat, there’s a good chance it won’t hold.
Protect yourself from the sun while running
If the question of the sun is generally taken into account during periods of great heat, when the sun is softer, few think to protect themselves from it. And yet, UVA is sometimes much more important at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day, when the sun is lower. It is therefore essential to apply sun protection to your skin, even when the weather is cloudy. But if you are a fan of late running, after 8 p.m., you will no longer run any risk.
Note that some sun products can be irritating to the eye. Which is complicated when you sweat a lot during the effort. Wearing a suitable headband will prevent your sweat, soaked in sunscreen, from running into your eyes.
Shampoo after sports is not automatic
Contrary to what many women tend to think, it is not systematically advised to make a shampoo after exertion. Often, rinsing your hair with a conditioner or conditioner after sweating is more than enough. Because for those who have a busy sports program based on running on Mondays, swimming on Tuesdays, Swedish gym on Wednesdays and so on, shampoos quickly become daily, which is strongly discouraged for the scalp.
Moisturize skin after exertion
As for your skin, if you want to do a thorough cleansing, after having moistened it is important to dry it well and moisturize it with a moisturizer. If you want a soothing effect, the ideal is to apply thermal water in the form of a spray or in micellar water, since micronized water will only refresh it.