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Fitness

6 Ways to Get Soft Skin and Shiny Hair

If your workout routine has you showering more than once a day, protect against dry skin and hair with these moisture-boosting tricks.
woman in shower A Glowing Complexion

In the morning: Adjust the water temperature to lukewarm before washing your face. The reason for this is season-specific: "Your face is more sensitive than your body during winter because it's constantly exposed to cold air and wind," says David Leffell, MD, chief of dermatologic surgery at Yale School of Medicine. Use a nonsoap cleanser and focus on the T-zone, the oiliest part of your face.

Post-workout: To keep skin hydrated and acne-free, tote a soap made for your complexion to the gym. "Many women lather their face with locker-room body soap, which is usually too harsh," says Elissa Lunder, MD, a dermatologist in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a FITNESS advisory board member. She suggests a noncomedogenic oil-based cleanser, which gently removes sweat without clogging pores.

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