The skin is the largest organ in your body. And sport helps her to function better, as well as other organs (for example, the heart). And in several ways at once! It is worth learning more about this.
1. Early life
At the moment when the heart begins to beat faster, a special protein IL-15 is formed, which helps the mitochondria in the skin cells "look younger": and at the microscopic level, the skin looks younger than can be seen with the naked eye.
2. Anti-inflammatory effect
Exercise helps fight inflammation: the muscles release substances that prevent the body from producing much cortisol. That is, they reduce stress, which often results in skin rashes. And since inflammation is one of the main factors in aging, any fight against it protects collagen stores and helps the skin look its best. In addition, studies have shown that skin wounds heal faster in those who play sports.
Sport accelerates blood flow in the body, and this also applies to the skin. The increased flow dilates the blood vessels, and more nutrients and oxygen are supplied to the skin. In addition, it quickly gets rid of toxins, free radicals and dead cells.
It is good for the skin! As you sweat, your pores open up and release accumulated dirt. In addition, sweat is important for immunity: it contains an antimicrobial peptide called dermcidin, which becomes a barrier to dangerous bacteria that accumulate on the surface of the skin. However, it must be washed off, because over time it becomes a breeding ground for the same bacteria.