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How to Get Flawless Post-Workout Skin: Fre Skincare Review

Updated: Mar 23

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An Introduction To Active Skincare


I spent most of my life without a skincare routine.


I washed my face and used random products here and there, but had no targeted routine to

  • help prevent breakouts

  • limit scarring

  • keep everything moisturized

  • have a generally healthy and youthful glow

I miraculously managed to avoid having many breakouts (thank you DNA!) despite working out daily.


Each time I did have a breakout, I began a mad, directionless dash to find a quick remedy or cover it up. AKA, not that effective.

Each time I did have a breakout, I began a mad, directionless dash to find a quick remedy or cover it up. AKA, not that effective.


When I was introduced to a skincare line made for active and sweaty skin (Fre Skincare), everything changed.


I learned that the best way to take care of your skin is by thinking of skincare as a preventative, not as a reaction when something flares up.


The key to having flawless post-workout skin is creating an easy-to-replicate, high-quality routine personalized with products that work best for your specific needs and skin type.


So in this Fre Skincare review, I'm going to explain how these products have made that happen and more details about Fre Skincare's ingredients.




Why You Need A Workout Skincare Routine


Day-to-day activities expose everyone's skin to sun, sweat, dirt, and stress.


However, intense exercise, outdoor conditions, and other parts of an athletic lifestyle increase these effects dramatically and must be considered when creating a skincare routine.


Here are some quick facts about why we need post-workout skincare:

  • Every time we sweat our skin loses both hydration- making it dry and dull- and essential vitamins and minerals that prevent breakouts and redness to keep skin "glowing."

  • Outdoor exercise means more exposure to sun rays, which can lead to dry skin, dark spots and blemishes, and destruction of collagen, which contributes to premature aging

  • Sweat and grime get in our pores while working out and cause clogging and irritation if not gently removed

Fre Skincare or another line of skin products made specifically for skin that sweats is worth looking into when you consider all of these factors!


The Fre products were literally created with all this in mind.


Fre Skincare's ingredients, which I'll cover more later, are meant to replenish the vitamins and minerals that we lose in sweat while giving back hydration in a gentle—yet tough enough to get the grime out—way.


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Must-Dos for Workout Skin Routines


Realizing that my extremely dry skin, clogged pores, and scarring after breakouts were in large part due to my athletic lifestyle, I dedicated a good amount of time to learning how to care for my skin.


It's definitely a process and it often requires a lot of research and trial and error.


I'll always be learning, but following a pre and post-workout skincare routine and relying on a few tips has made visible changes to my skin health.


I no longer have fear of sweat-induced skin damage because of Fre Skincare products!


Taking the steps I need to as an athlete to prevent extensive damage and breakouts has dramatically decreased my skin issues.


Here's how Fre helps with must-dos for active skin routines and why I think Fre is worth it:


workout skincare routines

Hydration is important throughout all of your routines to replace moisture lost through sweat.


Prioritizing this, while also gently exfoliating, helps skin regenerate, stay soft and firm, and break out less.


1) BEFORE THE WORKOUT


Start your day with a gentle hydrating facial wash for your skin type.


I use a hydrating cleanser from CeraVe or Fre's Purify Me, which is a lightweight, water-based facial wash that gently exfoliates and is oh-so refreshing.


I more recently started using the I AM JOY spray immediately after washing because it helps prepare the skin to absorb the good stuff of any products that go on after it. It's got rose oil and other extracts that balance the skin PH and I actually see and feel a difference with it.


So after washing, I keep it simple in the morning by following the wash with a collagen-regenerating, moisturizing, and vitamin-filled serum called, Revive Me.


Easily one of my favorite skincare products ever because it does not clog and is extremely soothing and moisturizing. It's like a moisturizer and so much more because of all of the healing ingredients inside of it.


I like to put a light layer of concealer over it and it blends so smoothly into my face after applying Revive Me.


If I'm going to do an outdoor workout, I definitely apply a SPF moisturizer from Fre to protect me from the sun.


I get the same moisturizing and smoothing effects with the SPF version of the moisturizer, with an added SPF of 15 or 30 for protection.


No one wants sweat and sunscreen dripping into their eyes during exercise, so I always refused to wear it until I discovered this lightweight one made for workouts. (It comes in tinted too if you want that!)


I also use their eye brightening cream because I always have bags under my eyes. Seriously, I can't get rid of them!


It's so gentle and cooling, which helps fight that irritating redness.


2) AFTER THE WORKOUT


So here is where I was really lacking all my life.


Of course, I knew to wash my face, but that's basically where I drew the line.