Hitting the gym with a vengeance, is a resolution that most people make at the start of the year and that’s a good thing because it keeps you healthy. If you don’t maintain good hygiene before and after your workout, you might end up hurting your health. So, here are some Workout Hygiene tips you must follow.
Workout Hygiene Tips
Tip#1 Cleanse Before A Workout
We all know that we should wash our face after a workout but here’s a shocker, it’s just as important to wash your face before a workout Your skin breaks out when dirt and toxins sit on your face for longer than they should.
If you get rid off most of the toxins before your workout then your sweat mainly consists of water, sodium, potassium, and a ton of smaller compounds,which will not harm or irritate your skin.
Tip #2 Don’t Touch Your Face
Your hands can get in contact with a ton of things during your workout like the floor, the towel, yoga mat ,and the list is pretty endless. Now, imagine all these germs and bacteria from all these things getting on to your hands.
Tip #3 Shower ASAP
So it’s best to avoid touching your face. After a workout, it’s tempting to crash on the sofa and binge watch netflix or go out to eat with your friends wearing the same sweaty active wear. But first take a shower because bacteria loves to breed in your sweat drenched clothes. Wipe your body with a clean towel and then change into fresh pair of clothes.
Tip #4 Use a Deodorant
Once you’ve washed all that sweat away, you need something to ensure you smell good for the rest of the day. So your best bet is to go with something that is alcohol free and provides protection from body odour for at least 24 hours.
Tip #5 Clean Up Quickly
Taking a shower post your workout is the best thing, but sometimes you just don’t have the time. On days like that before you towel dry yourself and put on clean clothes , it’s best to thoroughly wipe your face and body with a bunch of cleansing wipes,to reduce microbes in the funky regions. Apply a good deodorant and you are good to go. The world will never know your secret.
Slacking on hygiene when you’re getting sweaty could land you in serious trouble. So be the watchdog of your own health. Until next time, stay tuned and stay with us