That was then. Now my perspective has completely changed. If I could have my way, I'd make it a point to sweat every day. In fact, the desire to sweat is motivating me to work out even more so than the desire for a toned body. Why? Because I'm one of those people who seeks immediate benefits. Every time I sweat during a workout, I receive real time benefits that keep me coming back for more.
There is nothing like the look of my skin if I engage in regular sweating sessions. As the sweat comes to the surface of the skin, so comes with it traces of impurities and toxins. Because our body temp rises, our pores are open which allow for a deeper "cleansing" than what we normally do at the surface level. I notice a distinct difference when I take a shower on a normal day versus after a workout session. There's more dirt and other impurities removed after I've been sweating. Does the act of sweating make us dirtier? No. But I feel like it helps loosen the dirt, dead cells, etc that are on our skin's surface and makes it much easier for us to remove (especially if you have a great exfoliation routine). My skin is softer and brighter than it's ever been thanks to my commitment to sweat on a regular basis.
(fresh faced selfie taken in car after workout/sauna session @ gym)
maintain this ritual.
When I talk about sweating every day, I'm not speaking of the passive sweating that happens in the summer time if you stand too long in the sun. No, my friend, I'm referring to active sweating created by you when you are in motion or when you visit the sauna. If you want to get adventurous, you might even take a hot yoga class. No matter what you do, make it goal of yours to sweat every day.