Exercise is one of the major triggers for healthy glowing skin. Moderate and regular exercise can improve circulation, increase bone density and boost the immune system, which may give the skin a more-youthful appearance. However, a strenuous and vigorous workout regimen may cause numerous concerns regarding joint health, cortisol levels and last but not least loss of skin volume..
It’s a common belief that running in particular makes people look far older than they actually are? Will you get get that skeletal face look as a result of burning off too much fat beneath the skin. How true is this fact? Will constant pounding along with the up and down movement result in more premature lines and wrinkles and saggy skin? Will maintaining a rather stressful running schedule cause one to melt away the much desired facial fat cells? Eventually causing the infamous runner’s face?
Let’s make things more precise. Putting in a few miles during a HIIT exercise on a cushioned treadmill cannot be compared to an outdoor 10+ miles run where one is exposed to harmful UV rays and other environmental factors such as pollution. That said, there is no direct damage imposed on the skin with reasonable indoor running exercises. However, endurance runners, those who spend more than 45 minutes running on high speeds are in fact stressing their complexions and might even up the damage imposed on facial fat content.. Not to give a hall pass to skip the gym, but overdoing it with vigorous running as opposed to reasonable cardio might piss off your skin.. How? It all goes down to free radicals, your body will produce extra free radicals as a result of super-intense running alongside counteracting antioxidant enzyme production.. Some studies proved that over-stressing your system with vigorous sunning can in fact increase cortisol levels as a bodily defense mechanism and this will work against your desires.. Cortisol is the product of your body’s response to prolonged stress. It is a hormone released by your adrenal glands, and because endurance running is a stressor to the body, the body reacts to this by releasing cortisol.
If you are an addictive runner and just cannot imagine a day passing by without hitting the treadmill and completely annihilating all the effects of stress, then you must keep in mind that pairing a healthy balanced diet which includes all the healthy fats will protect you from losing necessary fat cells. Facial fat will only be lost when your weight goes down. When body fat is very low through hard exercise, there’s an unfortunate trade-off and it’s that the face will invariably suffer..