Fitness is a big part of contemporary culture. Admit it, you drool over those abs littering Dwayne Johnson’s body, don’t you? That Americans spent over $10 billion in 2015 alone on fitness equipment tells you how fanatic we are about working out.
Of course, it is a good thing! Exercise relieves stress, enhances blood circulation to the cells in your skin, reducing acne.
But here comes the strange twist: exercising causes you to sweat profusely, accumulating bacteria, dirt, and oil on the skin. Sadly, this leads to more acne on your prized skin.
Top 6 hacks to prevent post-workout acne
We know how disturbing post-work acne can be. But should you have to stop your exercise regimen and lose that hot bod you have been working towards? Hell No!
This is why we are sharing with you the following tips to keep off all that post-workout acne.
Touch your face as minimally as you can
For most of us, we struggle to keep our hands off our faces when working out. This doesn’t mean well for your skin as bacteria breed on the-lathered equipment you exercise with.
So when you touch them and touch your face, you are transporting germs straight to your face. The results include dry patches, skin infections, and yes, breakouts.
Recognizing that face touching when working out is almost involuntary, it is wiser to thoroughly sanitize your exercise accessories before and after using them.
Hygiene-heavy practices like wiping down shared equipment may appear extreme. Still, they can be crucial in dispelling some of the bacteria, dirt, and oils that would have eventually migrated to your face and body.
Keep your makeup off
Few things encourage acne development as rampantly as the combination of dirt, sweat, and makeup. It is wise to take off your makeup before you hit the gym or start your workout regimen.
When the sweat from your workout combines with the makeup, oils, and consequent dirt, your skin pores are blocked. It is such an inability on the part of your skin to breathe that causes acne.
If you are engrossed with makeup, and can’t do without them even while you exercise, we recommend light cosmetic products, preferably mineral-based. This reduces the propensity of your skin pores to clog.
Moisturizer? Bring it on!!!
We need not remind you that your skin health is largely connected with how optimally moisturized it is. Moisturization enhances the calmness of your skin even when you start pouring out all that barrel of sweat.