Did you know… your skin is slightly acidic? The natural pH of healthy skin is pH 5.5.
You’ve signed up to compete in this year’s Brighton & Hove Triathlon and are getting into the swing of training for all 3 elements, but have you considered what all that training does to your skin?
Any form of regular exercise has a positive effects on our skin, as it increases circulation and helps the regeneration of skin cells, making the skin look brighter and smoother.
However, all that sweating whilst training and showering afterwards can also a negative effect on our skin. During exercise your body temperature increases and so you sweat more to cool the body down. The moisture (sweat) evaporates on the skin and cools – which leads to your skin becoming dehydrated.
Cleansing shortly after exercising with soap-free products, such as Sebamed Liquid Face and Body Wash & Sebamed Olive Face & Body Wash, supports the skins natural defence helping your skin to recover from the stress it’s under during exercise.
After cleansing, it’s recommended to use a moisturising product such as Sebamed Moisturising Body Lotion to restore the moisture balance of the skin, repair the skin’s natural acid mantle and rebalance the skin to the natural pH of 5.5.
Been for a dip in the pool to train for the swim section of the tri? Even more reason to cleanse and moisturise using products with a pH of 5.5. Swimming pools contain chlorinated water which puts your skin under even more stress as the chlorine is an irritant and can dry out your skin. If you suffer from particularly dry skin, using products from the Sebamed Anti-Dry range can help to restore the skins moisture content and soothe irritated skin.