Nothing like a good sweat in the dead of winter.
- The act of sweating helps release surface impurities, bacteria, dirt and oils from the skin.
- Sweat protects the skin from bacteria by secreting a natural antimicrobial peptide called dermcidin.
- Urea and uric acid from sweat combat dry skin and dermatitis.
- The optimal pH factor for the skin is the same as the pH factor of sweat.
With that said, the impurities in sweat can reabsorb if skin isn’t cleansed. The urea and uric acid can cause rashes if it sits for too long on the surface and the sodium in sweat can dehydrate and aggravate the skin. So, to optimize the effect, be sure to cleanse the body after exercise.
We recommend PURIFY face wash and ACTIVATE body wash for the job as this dynamic duo will effectively cleanse the skin and draw impurities without drying the skin or upsetting it’s acid mantle or microbiome.
If you don’t have the opportunity to take a shower right away, keep REFRESH with you to help hydrate, oxygenate, cleanse and balance facial skin. Our travel size mineral mist, found in our kits, is the perfect addition to any gym bag.