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Can Sweating In The Gym Cause Acne?

March 27, 2017 by Samantha Martin
Exercising is great for your skin but many people complain of suffering from post-workout breakouts. Are your gym sessions giving you acne

Exercising is great for your well-being and your skin but many people complain of suffering from post-workout breakouts. Are your gym sessions giving you acne?

 

It’s true that exercising helps lower your stress levels and less stress means you are less likely to suffer from stress-related wrinkles and acne. Exercising also helps to boost circulation and makes you sweat, which can help the body to get rid of toxins and push impurities out of your pores. This is all great, but why are you still suffering from breakouts after you work out?

 

During a workout, you will sweat more than you normally do in your everyday activities. Breakouts occur when your sweat mixes with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria that can leave your pores overwhelmed and clogged. And clogged pores are a one-way ticket to acne breakouts.

 

 

How Do I Prevent Acne Post Workout?

 

There are a few simple ways to give your skin a helping hand so that your pores don’t become overly clogged during a workout.

 

  1. Remove all makeup, moisturisers and other oils before you hit the gym
  2. Take a towel into the gym with you. But, the key is proper use. Gently pat your skin dry to remove excess sweat. Don’t rub. Vigorous rubbing can irritate pores, causing inflammation and breakouts.
  3. If you are prone to bacne or other body breakouts make sure you exercise wearing clothing that allows your skin to breath and doesn’t trap sweat against your skin. Make sure you change out of your gym wear as soon as possible after your workout is finished.
  4. Shower as soon as you can post workout to make sure you remove excess sweat and oil. If your schedule doesn’t allow for a shower straight away, then at least change your clothing.
  5. Gym equipment can harbour dirt and bacteria so give any equipment you use a quick wipe before and after you use it. Avoid touching your face and any other areas prone to breakouts whilst using weights and machines. Perhaps use a hand sanitiser before your workout begins if you are concerned.

 

Exercising is great for your skin but many people complain of suffering from post-workout breakouts. Are your gym sessions giving you acne

Stay Hydrated

 

As we have discussed before it’s vital that you stay hydrated during a workout. Dehydration is not good for your skin and certainly won’t help with your breakouts. Take a look at our great water infused recipe that’s packed with Vitamin B to give you an energy boost during your workout. It also contains a sachet of help: clear skin which contains natural anti-bacterial lactoferrin, aloe vera and zinc gluconate, clinically proven spot and acne treatment.

 

And if you’re in need of a post workout snack then our help: beautify skin product will keep you going for longer and contains PravenAGE™ a proprietary formula with skin boosting ingredients to keep your skin in optimum condition. Help: beautify skin is free from artificial colours and flavours and is ideally suited for anyone on a calorie controlled diet.

 

Both of our products are designed to fit naturally into your daily life. Our handy sachets can be kept in your bag and our help: clear skin product can be easily mixed into your everyday drinks, gym water bottle or soft foods. Help: beautify skin can be eaten as a snack on the go at any time of day. For optimal skin results, consume one/two help: beautify skin jelly treats every day.

 

Acne may be something that appears on your skin, but the effects can go much deeper. Help: Clear Skin is formulated to tackle bad skin from the inside

 

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