Skin Fitness

Skin Fitness
Over the past 20 years I have been surrounded by gym-goers that have many common goals. Whether it is weight loss, keeping muscles toned, feeling energetic or reducing stress, everyone wants to look and feel their best. Many years ago, gym fashions were not what they are today but Lululemon has changed the look of everything about gym fashion.
Not only does Lulu look amazing and perform well but the fabrics they make their clothing with are excellent at keeping moisture away from our skin.

Skin Fitness

So with everyone dressed and color-coded in their matching Lulus, working out to achieve their best body, I went in search of more knowledge on how our skin could stay as youthful and fit as our bodies, as well as be protected while we are vigorously sweating and exercising so hard.
I was introduced through a friend to a woman named Dana Whalen. The first thing I said to her was, “What do you do to your skin? I need to know!”
It turned out that Dana is the spa director at the Medical Spa of Dr. Brian Cohen in Great Neck, N.Y. A very chance meeting turned into destiny for me. The first thing Dana told me was that I could do all the fabulous medical-grade facials I wanted, use the best products money could buy – but if I was not ready to get my face out of the sun, my results would be far less than I would like. I had a few meetings with Dana to learn as much as I could so I could share information about
skincare and working out with my clients.

I discussed with Dana that with all the perspiration I was constantly dealing with, I needed her to teach me about ‘skin fitness.’ Before working out in the morning, Dana suggests washing the face and applying a light, oil-free moisturizer. If you are taking your workout outdoors you must check that your moisturizer has an SPF of at least 30! Also, it is very important to wear a hat to help block the sun’s rays from your eye area, the most sensitive skin.

Dana recommends not wearing makeup while working out. Wearing a sweatband and a ponytail will help keep the oils from your hair from falling onto your face, as well as help prevent any breakouts. As you sweat while training, never touch your face with your hands; always use a towel or a sweatband. Immediately following your workout, Dana suggests using a salicylic acid pad, or even a baby wipe, until you can get to correctly and completely cleanse your skin.

Everyone has a different skin type, so Dana could not get personal with any other than my skin as we talked about hydrating, firming and rejuvenating. As for my lesson on products for keeping skin fit, I learned that products purchased through a medical doctor are completely
different from those purchased at a cosmetic store. I had no idea of the differences until I started trying new products.

Now that I am so interested in my skin fitness, I wear a tinted moisturizer with an SPF of 30; it has a bronzer that gives me a wonderful tan glow. I definitely see that a medical-grade facial can change the skin. After only one treatment you can see an unbelievable improvement!

All fitness ____Skin Fitness ____ By Pam Polestino


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