I tend to sweat a lot, especially after a workout. I've noticed that when I do sweat on my face, I get some irritation in the form small bumps that stay for a few days and are very annoying. Not only do they look bad, but they can itch and cause overall problems with how I want my skin to look. They sting when I touch my face, my skin texture looks rough and unattractive. This is one of the reasons that put me off of exercise - well, that and actually just not wanting to do any exercise of course, but one battle at a time. What I have discovered is that using the Aloe formula, Brooklyn Shea butter has helped me tremendously during the times after my workouts, due to its amazing anti-inflammatory qualities. My routine is pretty simple:
I wash my face to remove any sweat and impurities on my skin. You would use your favorite gentle, moisturizing cleanser, I use an organic milk and blended oat power about twice a week in my normal routine. I use this particular cleanser, as well, for my after workout skin routine because I love that it cleans and has a bit of an exfoliating quality to help retexturize my skin. Once I have rinsed the cleansing powder from my face, I do not fully dry my face. Think of it in terms of the shea butter sealing the highest amount of moisture into your skin so keep some of that water there by patting your skin until your face feels moist, but not wet.
Next, simply place your desired amount of Brooklyn Shea Aloe formula in the palm of your hand and press palms together to melt, if needed, then apply to your face in an upward motion. Another thing that I like to do while I am applying the shea butter to my face is to press it in as I push up. Once I have finished applying the shea butter to my face and neck, I gently press it into my skin and if need be, you can remove any extra. I usually use about a teaspoon on my face because it leaves my skin feeling so soothed and calm and frankly, I love to have quite a bit on my face at times.
The great thing about shea butter is that it is non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores, so it is ideal for facial skin care! I have my regular skin care products that I use daily, however, I use the shea butter for my after workout skin care routine, as well as on days when my skin is really needing more moisture. Of course, this is just my routine and it is what works for me. You will have to tweak the amounts of shea, cleansers, amount of water left on your skin before you apply the shea, etc, in order to get the right routine for you.
Give it a try, your skin will thank you. Until next time, stay blessed!