Staying physically fit and active is undoubtedly great for your overall health and wellness. However, your dedication at the gym can have unintended consequences if all that sweating is causing skin problems. Here are three tricks to help prevent your workout from wreaking havoc on your complexion.
1. Shower after Working Out
After working out, shower as soon as possible to help cleanse the skin of the excess oil and toxins that can remain on your skin after sweating up a storm. At the same time, be aware of the ingredients you’re putting on your skin. Sulfates, which are very common in soaps and body washes, can be dehydrating enough to trigger body breakouts.
2. Exfoliate Regularly
Working up a sweat on a regular basis is actually a great way to keep your skin hydrated, but all that sweat can also result in a buildup of pore-clogging, blemish-causing dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. Use a gentle body scrub as a part of your post-workout cleanup routine to help slough away dead skin cells and other impurities that can contribute to breakouts.
3. Use Spot Treatment to Prevent Over-Drying Skin
In the event of embarrassing body blemishes, use a spot treatment to help clear it up. Choose one with salicylic acid and use only sparingly. This acid has the power to dry out pimples, but can also dry out surrounding skin if applied too generously.
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