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Which dance fitness class is right for you?

Are you more Zumba, hip-hop or ballet barre person? Read on to discover the skin benefits of each of these dance fitness classes!

There's nothing quite like dancing to help release tension from the day. While Zumba may be the most popular dance practice at the moment (over 15 million people do it!), more and more people are becoming interested in trying out other types of dance classes. They're all fun – and different – meaning there's a class out there for everyone! Keep scrolling to discover how each class benefits your skin in its own way.

Zumba: for people who like to shake their hips

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If there was a prescription for happiness, Zumba would be it! It's a mix of Latin, oriental and western dancing and sculpts the body and improves your cardiovascular endurance. The advantage with this type of dance class is that there's so much variety, you'll never get bored!

The skin benefits of Zumba: This is a high-intensity dance class that makes you sweat. When you perspire your pores open, allowing toxins to be released from the body. However, it’s important to swipe toner on your face after each class – this wipes impurities away so that they don’t sit on the surface of your skin, and closes your pores back up.

Hip-hop dance fitness: for people who want to perfect their dance moves

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If you've ever dreamed of dancing like Beyoncé hip-hop dance fitness classes will make that wish come true. The contemporary music and the synchronized fast-paced dance moves will give you the impression that you’re the star of your own music video. Not to mention you’ll burn a lot of calories along the way!

The skin benefits of hip-hop dance fitness classes: Just like Zumba, these classes are going to make you work up a sweat! Sweating activates microcirculation, which makes your skin look brighter and smoother.

Ballet barre: for people who want to improve their posture

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Combining classical dance with fitness was definitely an innovative idea! If you prefer low-impact workouts, ballet barre is for you. During the classes you hold different ballet postures, helping you gently sculpt and strengthen your muscles.

The skin benefits of ballet barre: Because these classes are based around stretching – and often include a few minutes of pure relaxation at the end – they help you slow down and feel less stressed. When you’re less stressed, your skin looks more radiant and you’re less susceptible to breakouts!

It’s important to keep in mind that while these classes can positively benefit your skin, you still need to hydrate your face – and body – before and after a workout. The new Skin Fitness line of products from Biotherm is composed of a hydrating lotion, purifying shower foam, and a firming emulsion. When you combine the three products together they’re your skin’s best fitness ally, and will extend exercise benefits long after you leave the gym!

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