Hot yoga is one of the fastest growing workouts, but did you also know that it can help improve the health of your skin? After every hot yoga classes participants leave feeling re-energized from the inside and out. Part of the reason for this is thanks to the fresh and rejuvenated feel of the skin.
You may be wondering how sweating actually make one's skin feel sparkling and new since sweating a lot usually leaves our skin feeling salty and need of cleansing. Despite the salty feeling of sweat, it actually is great for the skin under the right circumstances.
Sweat works to cleanse the body through the larges detoxifying organ in our body, our skin.
The skin actually eliminates around 30% of the toxins within the body. The effects of hot yoga workout help to speed up that process.
When you sweat, the body releases toxins from your circulation. The blood vessels of the skin dilate, so that the blood flows more to the surface of the skin in an effort to cool your body. Due to the fact the circulation comes closer to the skin’s surface it allow impurities, dirt and toxins to release through the surface of the skin through the pores. With the sweat comes out water, urea, ammonia, sugar, salt, toxins, toxic acid heavy metals and more. From the heat, the pores open to easily release all of these impurities that would not have exited the body as easily without the effects of the hot yoga.
So where are all the toxins in your body coming from? Toxins come from all sorts of things. Some are harder to avoid than others. Toxins can be caused by stress, pollution, poor diet, drugs, alcohol and cigarette smoke. Basically, it is hard to avoid the build-up of toxins so we have to use exercise and a healthy diet to remove these impurities from the body. These impurities are bad for our long-term health leading to diseases like cancer, but they also have an aging effect on the skin!
The result is after every hot yoga the skin feels literally refreshed and soft due to it just being cleansed of all sorts of gross impurities that aren’t supposed to be in there anyways. Just try a hot yoga class to see the impact it has on your skin.
To enhance the effect of hot yoga on your skin, there are a few steps that you can follow that’ll make sure you are getting the best bang for you buck. Check it out:
- Remove all of the makeup and dirt from you skin before class. When the pores open, it allows things to pass into the skin as well as out, so you don’t want to clog your pores during hot yoga with dirt that was on the skin beforehand.
- Drink a lot of water. This will help the skin from shriveling up and getting dehydrated during the yoga class.
- Take a shower a.s.a.p after class. All of the stuff you sweated out will seep back into the skin if it isn’t quickly removed.
So what are you waiting for? Go try out a hot yoga class in the name of your skin’s health! Contact Answer is Fitness today!