People say “no sweat” like that’s a good thing, but we couldn't disagree more. At Fulton & Roark, we believe in sweat. Not only is it the metaphorical ingredient to nearly every meaningful accomplishment, it’s also really good for your body—and for your skin in particular.
Don’t believe us? Here are five facts that will change your mind.
Dermatologist Whitney Bowe told Fitness Magazine that the process of sweating helps reduce pimples because as you sweat, the oil and dirt stuck under your skin and in your glands is pushed to the surface. However, make sure to wash your face (we recommend with the Fulton & Roark Face Wash) immediately after sweating so what you sweated out isn’t then absorbed back in. If you can’t get to a sink, our Aftershave Cloths are a great backup option.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh discovered that human sweat naturally produces antimicrobial peptides (AMPs). These AMPs help protect your skin when you get a paper cut or are bitten by a mosquito.
Ever heard of an endorphin high? It’s very real and totally legal. Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that help lower pain levels while boosting your mood. They are produced during periods of intense physical exercise, meaning that most people start feeling the endorphins just as the sweat starts flowing. So, while sweating by itself isn’t going to make you feel like a million bucks, the activities that make you sweat most certainly can.
While you’re active and sweaty, your blood flow increases. This offers several obvious overall health benefits, but one perk you may not be aware of is hair growth. Increased blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients are reaching your scalp. Well-nourished hair roots lead to healthier hair. However, since dirt and grime are leaving your pores when you sweat, it’s important to shower as soon as possible after working out. Additionally, if you work out in a hat, take it off immediately after so the sweat is not trapped against your hair and skin.
Once you’re all done sweating, give yourself a good scrub and rinse with our 2-in-1 Shampoo + Body Wash. The formula rinses away the dirt, oil and other bad stuff released in your sweat without over-drying your skin. Our Face Wash is designed to wash away the impurities from the sensitive skin of your face while keeping your skin healthy, soft and ready for a great shave in case that’s what you plan on doing post-wash.