How to moisturize your skin after hot yoga can be a simple yet effective skin health strategy. Cooling your skin helps maintain a comfortable body temperature by counteracting the heat generated during the practice.
Cooling techniques, such as using a cool towel or spraying water mist on your skin, can help refresh your senses and improve mental clarity. At Hatha Yoga and Fitness, we pass out a cool lavender towel to each client during savasana. We also love using Phyto Corrective Mist from Skinsceuticals.
Next you need to clean your skin after hot yoga. Regularly spray the top of your mat after class. Still even efficient cleaning you only diminish the bacteria count.
After cleansing, rinse your face with lukewarm water to ensure all traces of the cleanser are removed. Leaving any residue on your skin can lead to irritation or clogged pores. Pat dry with a clean towel: Gently pat your face dry with a clean, soft towel. Avoid rubbing your skin vigorously, as this can cause irritation or inflammation.
Cooling your skin can enhance blood circulation and reduce inflammation, which is beneficial for your overall well-being. It can aid in recovery, especially for those with rosacea, and prevent any facial puffiness after an intense hot yoga session.
The best moisturizers thoroughly absorb into skin, your aesthetician can work with your skin type to suggest a product.
Ointments provide a bit of a better barrier. If it is winter and you’re leaving class for frigid weather, you need something with a bit more thickness like that.
Be mindful of any irritation from selected products. Hot yoga brings circulation to your skin, it’s important you use something that doesn’t irritate your skin.
Moisturizers are not really designed as specific skin condition therapies, so it’s important that if you have any concerns like a rash or a breakout you get that properly diagnosed and treated.
If you have questions, pop in to Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and we can help you pick something that will work!