Workout glow up: your guide to pre and post-workout skincare routine.


While you are smashing your fitness goals, have you ever considered incorporating a pre and post-workout skincare routine? It turns out, prepping your skin before exercise is just as important as what you do after. Sweat and dirt can build up on your skin and may cause your skin to break out if not properly removed. Not to worry though, there’s a way to maintain a healthy glow even after you break a sweat. This article will guide you through a pre and post-workout skincare routine to keep your skin radiant and healthy.

Pre and post-workout skincare routine guide

pre and post-workout skincare routine

Pre-workout Routine

A pre-workout skincare routine may seem tasking and unnecessary but it is beneficial and also not as tasking as you may think. Going to the gym with clean and moisturized face is highly recommended by us because doing otherwise in the long run may take a toll on your skin’ health and appearance. There is also no need for it to be complicated like being six to ten step long. So, the little time spared for a pre-workout routine can make a big difference for your skin. Here is how to get started:


Never hit the gym with a face full of yesterday’s sweat, dirt, or makeup. Rather, begin your workout with a fresh face  by using a gentle yet effective cleanser to get rid of these debris. A gentle cleanser helps to remove impurities that can clog pores and irritate your skin during exercise. For optimal result, you should go for a cleanser formulated for your skin type – whether it’s oily, dry, or combination. 

We recommend our Sioris Cleanse Me Softly Milk Cleanser for an enjoyable cleansing experience. Formulated with Macadamia oil ad Broccoli extract, our milk cleanser gently and effectively removes impurities and makeup from the skin without tampering with the natural balance of the skin. It leaves the skin refreshed  and clean and is suitable for all skin types.


While sweating is actually good for your skin because it helps to flush out toxins, excessive sweat can also dehydrate your skin. That’s why applying a lightweight moisturizer before your workout is key. Look for a formula that’s oil-free and non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores).

We recommend our Sioris Deep In Barrier Cream for proper hydration of your skin With Tamanu Oil and Shea Butter as its key ingredients, this lightweight and non-greasy moisturizer adequately nourishes and hydrates the skin providing you with all the moisture you need during your exercise.

pre and post-workout skincare routine

Apply Sunscreen

Whether you are doing an indoor workout or an outdoor workout, sunscreen remains crucial during the day. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher at least 15 minutes before heading out. Look for a sweat-resistant formula that won’t easily rub off during your workout. Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you’re sweating heavily.

With this simple steps, you would have sufficiently prepared your skin ahead of your time working out. 

Post-workout Routine

Completing your workout is a great feeling, but that post-sweat glow can quickly turn into clogged pores and irritation if you don’t take care of your skin regularly after exercising.  Like the pre-workout routine, what you need to do after working out is not complicated. What makes a difference is extra-hydration because sweating after working out can leave the skin thirsty. Here’s how to replenish your skin’s natural moisture after a sweat session:


Cleansing after working out is necessary to remove sweat and impurities from the surface of the skin. This is to prevent buildups that can clog up the pores and cause breakouts.


For your post-workout routine you might need to double up on hydration so as to replace lost hydration from the strenuous physical activity. You can use an hydrating toner, essence, serum or a facial mist before moisturizing.

Our ROA Cellpure Jelly Mist is ideal for long lasting hydrating effect. It is alcohol-free and also contains collagen for optimal hydration and youthful complexion respectively.

Conclude your routine by moisturizing your skin with a lightweight moisturizer for nourishment, hydration and healthy glow. Do not forget to apply sunscreen during daytime.

There you have it! With a simple pre and post-workout skincare routine, you can conquer your workouts and keep your skin looking its radiant best. Remember, consistency is key. By incorporating these steps into your routine, you’ll be well on your way to achieving a healthy, glowing complexion that can keep up with your active lifestyle.

Extra Tips

  • Drink plenty of water: Hydration is essential for overall health, and it also plays a crucial role in skin health. Aim to drink water throughout the day, before, during, and after your workout.
  • Avoid touching your face during your workout: This can transfer dirt and bacteria to your skin, leading to breakouts. So, try to keep your hands from your face.
  • Shower with lukewarm water: Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils. Opt for lukewarm water to cleanse your skin or to take a shower in order to remove sweat and dirt effectively.
  • Listen to your skin: If you notice any irritation or breakouts, adjust your skincare routine accordingly.
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