Thursday, August 27, 2015

Post-Workout Skin Care

Over the last few months, I've tried to be much more intentional about keeping up with my workout routine (as mentioned in this post).  And while there are many health benefits to regular exercise, one disadvantage is that excessive perspiration can lead to potential breakouts, because allowing sweat to dry on the skin can actually clog your pores.  I quickly discovered this to be true for myself, so I began washing my face after each workout session to help prevent any skin irritation.  But, after a while, I found that using soap & water three times a day (morning, mid-afternoon & evening) was stripping it of essential moisture & drying out my skin.  

What I'm wearing:
c/o Old Navy Graphic Tank (short-sleeved option here), c/o Old Navy Compression Capris

I've talked before about how these POND'S Wet Cleansing Towelettes are my favorite for everyday use & when I travel.  So I decided to try using them mid-day & post-workout to cleanse and hydrate without the need for water. After a couple weeks, I came up with a great system & noticed a huge improvement in my skin!  Now, when I'm getting ready to go to the gym, I simply throw them in my bag with an ice pack - when I'm done working out, the wipes are a refreshing way to cool down & clean my pores after a strenuous workout.  I also keep a stash of towelettes in the fridge for days when I'm exercising at home (I even caught my 11-year-old daughter grabbing one to use after a long bike ride on a particularly hot day). 

If you haven't yet given these POND'S Wet Cleansing Towelettes a try, now is the perfect time because POND'S is offering a $1.00 off coupon (print yours here) + they've just launched their Skip The Sink Sweepstakes!  To enter, just follow POND'S on Twitter & tweet @PONDS to share how you'll #SkipTheSink this summer.  The sweepstakes runs through August 31st and 10 randomly-selected winners will receive a $50 AMEX gift card + one package of POND'S Wet Cleansing Towelettes (all the official rules & details here).

This post was created in connection with my appointment as Influencer for POND'S.
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