The post-workout endorphin rush is unlike any other feeling—the redness and itchiness that comes with it, not so enjoyable. If you’ve got plans for a video call or you’re stepping out for a meeting or social event right after exercising, you definitely need a game plan to soothe your skin. Dr Jamuna Pai, Mumbai-based cosmetic physician, author and founder, SkinLab, shares everything you need to know to nurse your skin back to health. Consider these tips to be part of the post workout stretches you simply must do, but for your skin.
Skin hygiene in times of COVID-19
While we live through a pandemic, it’s even more important to ensure that you maintain utmost hygiene. Ensure you sanitise all equipment before and after you use it and wash your hands thoroughly at every opportunity. “Try to avoid touching your face while you work out. Bacteria breeds on sweaty equipment and if you touch your face even once, you’re transferring germs directly to your skin, potentially leading to breakouts and skin infections.” Even when you’ve sanitised your hands, repeatedly touching your face can cause dry patches due to the alcohol content. As a thumb rule, avoid touching your face as much as possible, pandemic or not.