Is Yoga Really Good For Your Skin?


There have been over a dozen individuals that I’ve suggested that I start taking yoga. I’ve been thinking about visiting a yoga studio or even just taking a class or two at Equinox Fitness. All the injuries I’ve had in the gym are the main reasons why I want to try yoga. I never even thought about the impact that yoga has on your skin, at not until today.

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We all know that there are many different factors that can contribute to bad skin. Things like daily eating habits, environmental conditions, sugar levels, product applications, stress and more. It’s time to start looking into yoga and learn what it can do for your skin. Can it really improve your skin?

We’re now into the month of September and it’s officially National Yoga Month. Most people think that yoga is just good for balancing the mind and body. They think it can improve their overall fitness health. However, what they often forget is the impact it can have on their skin.

What you need to understand is that your lifestyle and stress levels can really do a number on your skin and your overall look. An unhealthy lifestyle and too much stress can cause dark circles, puffy eyes, and even something I refer to as zombie face. Sure, there are proven products that you and I can apply to get rid of the aftermath of the Miami nights.

You must not forget that doing what you can to not ireduce your stress hormone levels can do wonders for your skin. Stress increases cortisol levels. Increased cortisol levels are bad for your body. Exercising regularly can help you reduce cortisol levels, specifically doing yoga. In fact, both yoga and weightt lifting are good for your skin.

A lot of people that take yoga on a regular basis put more effort in living a healthy lifestyle versus those that don’t practice this exercise. As a result, a domino like effect occurs. Your stress levels come down, sugar levels remain balanced, cortisol levels decrease, and your skin begins to look better. I suggest you do a search online and look for the nearest yoga studio.

Take a few minutes to look for a studio that offers beginner classes in your area. Don’t jump right into the bikram or vinyasa classes. They are too advanced. Instead, take things slow, visit a studio and take a class or two. You won’t be sorry and you’ll feel a heck of a lot better. Not to mention, your skin will look a heck of a lot better. Namaste everyone!

Is Yoga Really Good For Your Skin?
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.