The Pre & Post Workout Routine You Need in Your LifeBelieve it or not, workout skincare is important and I’m here to help!
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! Whether you like to get a mile or two down early in the morning or like to blow off some steam with a workout at the end of the day, one thing remains the same: pre and post workout skincare is sooooo important! For one, having clean, SPF-covered skin before your workout is a MUST to protect against UV damage and to prevent pre-workout dirt and makeup from wreaking havoc on your skin. Secondly, once you complete your workout, you want to make sure you’re cleansing of all the sweat and gunk you may have accumulated during the deed, because duh—no one likes a sweaty face. The main thing to focus on in both of these routines is keeping it simple and effective. Here are the products I recommend! PRE-WORKOUT ROUTINE1. Gentle Oil CleanserI try to work out in the mornings, so I like to use a gentle oil cleanser like the cult-fave DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. It removes all of the leftover product from my nighttime routine and gets my skin supple and squeaky clean.2. TonerI use this Heritage Rose Water as a toner because it does wonders for keeping my skin fresh and moisturized. It’s truly my holy grail—and everyone needs to incorporate it into their routine stat.
HERITAGE STORERosewater Facial Toner3. SunscreenLast, but definitely not least, I use Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 100. I go straight into SPF and skip a moisturizer because I wear a mask while working out and that retains the moisturize in my skin (thank you TikTok for this info!). I also don’t want to waste product because I’ll wash this all off in my post-workout routine!
NeutrogenaUltra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 100POST-WORKOUT ROUTINE1. Gentle Creamy CleanserAt this point, I’m obviously very sweaty, so I like to cleanser my post-run skin with La Roche Posay’s Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser. It’s honestly been a staple in my routine for a while because it’s so gentle and moisturizing.
LA ROCHE-POSAY Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser2. TonerI then go in with my Heritage Rose Water toner (yes, again!) because I can’t complete my routine without it.
HERITAGE STORERosewater Facial Toner3. Eye CreamTrust me when I say the Glossier Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Plumping cream is lifechanging. It plumps and moisturizes my undereye area, so I look awake and well-rested.
Glossier.Bubblewrap Eye + Lip Plumping Cream4. Moisturizer COSRX’s Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream is my all-time fave moisturizer for dry skin. Trust me on this one!5. SunscreenI finish my skin off with my sunscreen after I let my moisturizer seep in a little. Gentle reminder: Sunscreen is a must even if you’re inside all day!
NeutrogenaUltra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 100
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Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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THIS DERMATOLOGISTS FAVORITE NEW CLEANSER
Cleansers are an essential step in everyone’s skincare routine, but it can be difficult to find the right one for your skin. The new Aveeno Calm + Restore nourishing oat cleanser has been my new go-to daily cleanser and I love it. ❤️🙌 Aveeno has always been a brand to create formulations that target dry and sensitive skin and this cleanser is no different. This cleanser is great for people all skin types but would likely benefit dry or combination skin most. The incorporated oat complex helps restore build the skin’s moisture barrier and soothe itchy skin. There is no stripping effect with this cleanser, which is something too always look for with your cleanser. Other pros about this product are its fragrance free (limiting any irritant reactions) as well as great pricing. On amazon, you can find a bottle for under $10.‼️‼️ TRUTH: If you are trying to fight acne or blackheads I recommend against this cleanser and try finding something with salicylic acid. Have you tried the new Aveeno cleanser? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! ⤵️
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