You train to be healthy and to have a perfect body shape. But post-workout sweat is not an ally of your complexion because it’s responsible for the appearance of pimples. Check how to remedy this.
Do you think that acne is only a problem faced by teenagers during puberty? Nothing more misleading. Skin problems can affect people of any age, especially those who have sensitive skin and have started e.g. intensive workouts. Are you surprised to hear such a thing, because after all, sport is health itself? Yes, sport is healthy, it cleanses the body of toxins, keeps the body in good shape, but it happens that the sweat and sebum (sebum) secreted during training contribute to the formation or exacerbation of skin lesions
What can you do about it so you don’t have to worry about how to cover up your post-workout blemishes? Rest assured, you don’t have to give up physical activity at all. You just need to take care of proper hygiene and skin care before you exercise.
We’ve selected 5 of the most useful and practical tips that will help you prevent the appearance of pimples after a workout. Try them out and we guarantee that your complexion will not have to struggle with ‘sporty’ acne.
1. Remember that good hygiene is essential
When we exercise, especially when done regularly, our skin becomes better supplied with blood and oxygen, which has a positive effect on its firmness and elasticity. On the other hand, there may be an excess of skin sebum and sweat secretion. Therefore, we must take care of our skin
First of all, we should exclude alcohol-based cosmetics from our daily care, because they irritate the skin even more, and therefore make it easier for it to come into contact with all kinds of bacteria, which can then do a lot of harm to the face, such as troublesome pimples. After every workout, wash your face with lukewarm water, and preferably take a quick shower to wash off the excess sebum right away.
2. Don’t put any cosmetics on your face
Remember that you are going for a workout, not to a social gathering where you have to shine. Putting creams on your face, or even worse, full make-up (unfortunately many women tend to do this) is the biggest harm you can do to your skin. Cosmetics that combine with excess sweat and sebum are guaranteed to give you a “surprise” in the form of pimples on your face
3. Choose the right outfit for your workout
Yes, what you work out in matters too and can hurt or help you, or rather your skin. If your clothes don’t fit properly, they may not allow air to pass through. As a result, this can lead to chafing on your body and worse, increase the risk of sweating. You can also get blemishes on your back, arms, and even your legs and buttocks! So choose clothes that are breathable, a little looser, and made of good quality materials.
4. Take care of your hair
Especially long and loose hair is a problem during training. It is best to keep it in a ponytail or bun. Do not apply any cosmetics to your hair before training. Hair spray, mousse and gels are likely to drip from your head with sweat during intensive exercise and settle on your face.
5. Keep your distance in fitness clubs
Places where you go to work out, like fitness clubs and gyms, are hotbeds of bacteria. After all, the exercise equipment available to the public is used by many people and the staff will not have time to disinfect it after every exerciser.
So always bring your own towel, antibacterial wipes and sports gloves so your hands don’t touch the machines at the gym. This will protect you from catching bacteria that can aggravate your skin problems.