Get those handbags and dancing shoes at the ready, according to Dance Pizazz (Dance Studio), this cardiovascular exercise is a must if you want to enhance your skin health.
Dancing is a great way to exercise and we all know that exercise can help relieve stress. Stress takes its toll in many ways, one of them being on the skin. “And by decreasing stress, some conditions that can be exacerbated by stress can show some improvement,” says Brian B. Adams, MD, associate professor and director of the Sports Dermatology Clinic at the University of Cincinnati. Conditions that can improve when stress is reduced include acne and eczema. (Source: WebMD)
“We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important. But anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant,” says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD (Source: WebMD)
If you have dermatological conditions such as acne, rosacea, or psoriasis, you may need to take special care to keep your skin protected while exercising. But don’t let skin problems prevent you from being active.
Not only can dancing reduce stress, here are 3 more reasons your skin needs you to take up dancing:
- Manage acne: Dancing will make you sweat—in a good way! Sweat can help unlock oils and dirt trapped in the skin. This, coupled with the increased blood flow of a heart-healthy work out literally keeps the skin clearer inside and out;
- Reduce the manifestation of eczema and similar skin conditions: The exercise that comes from dancing can help regulate the production of skin-significant hormones, thus reducing inflammation on the skin’s surface.
- Keep a youthful glow: Because dancing increases the blood flow to the body, this carries more oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. In this process, skin cell detoxification is boosted and free radicals are kept at bay—a proven way to promote the cell renewal process that keeps the skin looking young.
Don’t forget to rehydrate yourself after exercise, and what better way to do it than a glass of water with your daily dose of help: clear skin, to combat acne and nourish your skin. Then for your post-exercise treat why not grab a stick of tasty, apple flavoured help: revitalise my skin (even more refreshing straight out of the fridge!), which has both energising and anti-oxidative benefits – AND Aloe Vera to aid skin regeneration.