When it comes to wearing makeup while you’re exercising, whether you shouldn’t or it’s not a big deal that you do depends on who you ask. Some are more than willing to go bare-faced while others prefer not to go makeup-free. The skin is a tricky organ, so the more TLC you give it, the better it can be. Should you decide to use products on your skin while you’re exercising, consider using the following.
Sunscreen is so very important to wear, especially while you’re exercising outdoors, but one problem that many have with using it on their face is that it could drip into the eyes and cause pain and discomfort. While you should use sunscreen on your body and face, you may find it advantageous to use a sunscreen stick above the eyes and around the eye area so when you do sweat, the sunscreen is much more likely to stay in place and not drip down. For both regular sunscreen and a sunscreen stick, make sure to read the application instructions and warnings thoroughly and use as directed.
If you’re sporting heavier makeup, it’s best if you wash it off with a gentle cleanser before you start exercising, and regardless of how much makeup you’re using, it’s a good idea if you wash your face after as well. Considering how much dirt, sweat, oil, and product can build up on your skin, it’s best to take a shower right after you exercise to prevent acne and irritation, but if for some reason you can’t, opt for at least wiping down with cleansing wipes until you can take a shower.
Waterproof mascara is meant to stay in place which is one of the reasons it’s ideal to use while you’re exercising. However, if you’re considering using a new mascara, make sure to do a test of the product first before you plan on using it during a long exercise session just to see how your body will react to it.
There are several benefits to using a tinted moisturizer. Not only can it help cover uneven skin tone, pimples, and redness, but it can also provide a good dose of hydration and feel lightweight on the skin. Depending on which tinted moisturizer you choose to use, it may even contain SPF which is a much appreciated additional benefit.
Whether you’re exercising indoors or out, a lip balm can be super hydrating while also providing a little lip color in the process if you so desire.
One problem (amongst others) with having too many products on the skin while you’re exercising, is that the makeup can act as a barrier and could trap all the oil, sweat, and bacteria which could then lead to skin irritation and even acne. The cleaner your skin is and the more free it is from products, the more it can sweat properly.