Breaking a good sweat from a good spin session is incredibly satisfying. It gets your endorphins flowing, improves your cardiovascular health, and gets rid of toxins from the body; since sweat contains dermcidin, an antimicrobial peptide, it helps to fight off germs and viruses too. So yes, sweat is good, but if you let it sit on your skin for too long, you're going to have to deal with some less than desirable results.
It goes without saying, you've got to wash and cleanse after an intense workout session. Your skin will be a warm and moist breeding ground for odour causing bacteria, and when sweat mixes in with dead skin cells and sebum, you have the perfect scenario for acne.
So enjoy the achievement of your conquest, by taking a well-deserved shower.
This is where your grooming game starts and we have a few tips courtesy of Selvedge Grooming so you get the most out of it.
- Use a mild, anti-oxidant rich face wash to gently remove impurities and excess oil.
- It is also the perfect time to shave, as the pores will be opened because of your ball-busting workout. So lather up some shaving cream and get grooming.
Hold the razor in your dominant hand and use your free hand to pull your skin tight. Using light pressure, shave along the grain and run the blade under water regularly to prevent buildup. For a closer shave, lather up one more time and do another pass across the grain.
- Freshen up and tighten the pores with a splash of cold water; apply aftershave to soothe razor burn.
- Once that is all done, apply a dollop of moisturiser to rehydrate your skin.
Mission completed ridden, refreshed, revitalised and ready to roll