Health & Fitness

Hot & Humid… and Healthy?!

Hot Yoga originated with Bikram Yoga in the 1970s and has swept the nation and taken on different versions of the classes with a broader term of Hot Yoga.  It is called hot for a reason; the original Bikram yoga room is set at 105 degrees Fahrenheit with a 40% humidity included! Hot Yoga can do wonders for your body including getting rid of toxins, improve breathing, and reduce high blood pressure to name a few … There is one other thing Hot Yoga can do that can be a bit of a problem… wreck your complexion!

Here are some great things to do to avoid any breakouts if you are doing Hot Yoga, and could also work if you often sit in steam rooms or take hot showers.

Use a cleanser that has organic ingredients after you finish your Hot and Humid activity. Our Antioxidant Exfoliating Cleanser has all the ingredients that work with the natural systems of your skin. This helps your body clear the sweat and buildup of dirt.

Rinse and rub clean ice water onto your face when cleaning off your cleanser. Be sure to take time with this step because the cold can soothe any irritation that you have accumulated during your heat time.  You should also increase your overall water intake to make sure you do not get dehydrated.

When you are regularly exposed to the extreme hot environments like Hot Yoga, hot showers, or steam rooms, your skin will become dried out and will produce more oil than your skin needs, causing breakouts. Keeping your skin moisturized will prevent this from happening. Clear Skin Repair Cream continues to calm the skin from any additional irritation or inflammation that you might have.

Don’t be afraid to take the heat and moisture because they have a lot of benefits, just protect yourself from what can go wrong!