Oct 8, 2017 | Skin Basics | 0 comments

probably are. What is this important part of skin care that many miss or leave out?

Exercise is a very key factor in maintaining healthier, younger looking skin as discussed in Can You Combat Wrinkles With Exercise?

A recent study has found people who start exercising later in life can reverse facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, and areas of sagging skin – and there’s a scientific explanation for why, The New York Timesreports.

Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario found that exercise appears to combat changes in the outer layers of skin that come with advancing age.

After about age 40, most people experience a thickening of in the top outer layer of skin – called the stratum corneum — the portion of the skin most visible to the eye. It tends to become drier, flakier, and denser with age.

Meanwhile, the layer of skin just below the surface – known as the dermis – begins to thin, as we age, losing cells and elasticity. This gives the skin a more translucent and often saggier appearance, researchers explain.

This occurs even in people without any skin damage from the sun.

We all know exercise is good for us but many have not made the connection between exercise and its effectiveness as a major part of your own skin care regime.

Yes, it is, yet another reason to get yourself on a good exercise program and make it one that you will keep doing weekly.

Not only is routine exercise great for the circulation which in turn helps the outer layer of your skin but it  also tones muscles, even muscles in the face, chin and neck.

Exercise several times a week, along with your daily face cleansing and moisturizing.

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