Excercise your body and your skin!

Lana AntonovaMost of the time, when you think of exercise, you think of  losing weight, building muscle, and trimming thighs. But now, through doctor’s research and my own personal experience your SKIN also benefits from regular workouts! From reducing acne breakouts to fighting the signs of aging, health experts say regular exercise can play a big role in how young and how healthy your skin looks and feels.

“It’s no secret that exercise has important benefits for the entire body. But what many people don’t realize is that our skin is the largest organ of our body, and thus, the benefits can be enormous,” says Audrey Kunin, MD, a Kansas City, Mo., dermatologist and author of The DERMAdoctor Skinstruction Manual.

Exercise increases your circulation thus delivering nutrients to skin cells, whooshing away potentially damaging toxins. It also gives skin the optimum conditions for making collagen, the support fibers that help keep wrinkles and lines at bay.

But I would say the most dramatic effects of exercise are on acne-prone skin.  Doctors say working out provides many benefits that can help clear the skin.  How? Exercise mediates the production of testosterone-related hormones such as DHEA and DHT.

If you want proof, just think about any situation that increased your stress level —  and you’re likely to recall a breakout.  Regular exercise also increases sweating, which in turn can unclog pores and have a positive effect on breakouts.

“In the long run, people who exercise have a better complexion overall. If they have acne, it’s better controlled, and if they have occasional breakouts they are definitely less severe, and clear quicker and easier,” says Goldberg, director of Skin Laser and Surgery Specialists of N.Y./N.J., and a clinical professor of dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Take it from me, I had the worst skin when I was younger, all the way up to my 20’s — today my skin is more youthful, clear, great complexion, and I almost never have any breakouts —  I get compliments ALL the time and poeple constantly ask me how I take care of my skin.  One — I exercise regularly, thanks to the top trainer, Tim Trost; and second– that leads me to a grand introduction of my phenominal skin care line that I created – FIORE.  The products are 100% natural, with aboslutely no preservatives.  It was inpired by my mother, who past away from cancer more than 10 years ago.  I will speak more about Fiore and about the importance of knowing what you put on your skin, all in my next post.   In the mean time to learn more about my product line, please visit the official FIORE site.  Here are some of the testimonials from people who are using Fiore:

Dan Andrews – Los Angeles, CA
“I suffer from a bad case of eczema. I’ve tried steroids, ointment creams, you name it. I hate the restrictions of the creams. I was never able to get relief. Until my girlfriend brought home the Fiore sample. It’s been 3 weeks and I haven’t seen my face look and feel this good in a long time. I would recommend this to anyone who is suffering from extremely dry skin. I’ve told several people about this fascinating new product I’ve been using. And the results speak for them self.”

Brandy Stewart – Venice, CA
“I’m in my mid twenties, and I have been experiencing overactive skin. The melanin in my skin causes my blemishes to be very apparent. I started feeling self conscious about the condition of my skin. Then I was introduced to the Fiore line. Fiore has many benefits, but my focus was to diminish the appearance of past and present impurities. I started substituting my everyday moisturizer with Fiore’s Guilt Free Mix. And the results have been amazing! My skin looks and feels more healthy and hydrated. And best of all, my acne scars are fading naturally. I’m starting to feel completely balanced inside and out. Thank you!”

Kathy Nahl – Laguna Beach, CA
“As a spa owner, a paramedical esthetician, and permanent make-up artist with over 27 years in the industry, it takes a lot to get me excited in the cosmetic industry. Fiore got me excited and I love their products. I love the results for wrinkles and for the repairing of skin. All in all, these products are superb and to use them professionally gives my spa a first class image. Clients love it too and want to bring one home to use!”