Benefits of Yoga, Pilates and SUP YogaPilates Practice

Learn about the Beauty, Health and Mental benefits of Yoga, Pilates and SUP YogaPilates Practice

Meditation and breathwork, which are key in SUP YogaPilates as well as in mat Yoga & Pilates practice,  can slow down aging on a molecular level by protecting cells from oxidative damage and preventing collagen degradation. There are a number of ways in which Yoga and Pilates can bolster your skincare routine. The cardiovascular benefits of rigorous yoga flow or pilates workout reduce the effects of intrinsic aging to give your skin a youthful and vibrant appearance, In addition, the added stress-relieving benefits can enhance your glow.  You’ll also enjoy clearer skin, free from blemishes. Whatever skin concerns you’re facing, you can find solutions in Yoga and Pilates.

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Reducing Stress Keeps You Looking Your Best

Stress has a negative impact throughout the body, and can, in turn, affect your face and skin.
Sleeplessness brought on by stress can lead to dark, puffy under-eye bags, which leave you looking worn out throughout the day. Stress also causes the body to release an excess amount of a hormone called cortisol, which can contribute to acne breakouts. 

If you’re constantly wearing a worried expression on your face, you may also find frown lines around your mouth and furrows in your forehead beginning to form. An important aspect of Yoga and Pilates is mindfulness and meditation, which mitigates stress and helps you center.

An intense, vigorous workout can also help provide an outlet for you to let go of all your worries and just focus on your body, breath and having fun. Spending time in savasana or child’s pose gives you a chance to let go of negative thoughts. You can also incorporate relaxation into your skincare routine with soothing face masks and aromatic oils.

Improving Circulation Slows Down Signs of Aging

Cardiovascular exercise can slow down aging on a cellular level, to keep you looking younger for longer. Skin loses its elasticity as an inevitable part of aging, as collagen production begins to diminish around the time you turn 20.

Studies show that people who exercise regularly have a skin component that is similar to someone much younger. During a cardio workout, your body also pumps oxygen and nutrients to your skin faster, increasing the rate at which skin cells are repaired and replaced.

Yoga inversions such as headstands, shoulder stands and downward facing dog can improve circulation to the face . They can also temporarily reverse the effects of gravity, enhancing the benefits of improved circulation. Outdoors is a great place to practice Pilates and Yoga. Getting some sun helps your body get more much-needed Vitamin D.  Just be sure to apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before going outside.

Sweating it Out Can Help Control Acne

Both Yoga and Pilates help strengthen every muscle in your body, improve flexibility and get your blood pumping. When you work on leg circles and spine twists, you’re sure to break a sweat. When you perspire, your pores open to get rid of unwanted chemicals, like salt, cholesterol, and alcohol. Sweat also contains natural antimicrobials, which help kill the bacteria associated with acne. It is important, however, not to let sweat sit on your skin for too long, as it contains salts that can cause dryness and irritation.

Maintaining healthy, beautiful skin through Yoga, Pilates and using your favorite skincare products can improve your confidence. They also help you make a great impression on everyone you meet. Be sure to maximize the beauty benefits of your Yoga and Pilates practice by protecting your skin from the sun and keeping it clean and moisturized. The inner peace and joy your practice brings will shine through and leave you looking radiant.