How To Prevent Exercise Acne

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Working out is great for our body; however, it can be tough for the skin. After a great workout, our body tends to sweat a lot. If our skin is not taken care of then there are chances of an acne breakout.

The sunscreen, sweat and grime can stuff up the pores and lead to acne and pimple breakouts. So, in order to avoid this, you need to take a good care of your skin.

Some of us assume that acne breakouts happen due to exercising. But that is not the fact. It, generally, happens due to not staying hygienic after a heavy workout or due to some hormones that can cause acne. Therefore, it is very important that you clean yourself thoroughly after exercising.

In this article today, we are here to share some of the tips on how to prevent exercise acne. Read on to know more about these good habits to keep acne at bay.


Cleanse Quickly

After an intense workout, make sure you cleanse yourself completely to get rid of the excess sweat and grime. If you delay cleansing the sticky sweat, oil and debris on the skin can get blocked causing exercising acne.


Use A Salicylic Toner

If you are not able to cleanse yourself after the workout then using a salicylic toner or a wipe is the best option. It helps to clean the dirt, prevent inflammation of the skin and avoids pimple breakouts.


Stay Oil-Free

Once you have cleansed your skin, apply a oil-free moisturiser to keep the skin hydrated. Choose beauty products that are rich in benzoyl peroxide and aloe vera. This helps to avoid inflammation of the skin and also prevents the formation of acne.


Minimal Makeup Trick

If you are going for your workout then avoid using heavy makeup. The more the makeup you use, more are the chances for you to have a skin breakout. On a makeup-free face, sweat can exit the pores easily. So, make sure you choose minimal or a nude makeup look for your workout.


Exfoliate Regularly

This is one of the most important steps of keeping exercise acne at bay. Exfoliate your skin regularly to avoid the accumulation of dead skin cells and dirt. Exfoliating the skin helps to keep the skin soft and it also brightens your skin tone.


Avoid Using Hands

Avoid touching your face often while exercising. Use a good antibacterial wipe or a sanitiser before touching the gym equipment. This helps you to avoid contact with germs that can cause acne and other skin infections.


Use Tea Tree Oil

To get rid of minor breakouts or a pimple, use some tea tree oil. You can apply it using an ear bud dipped in this oil or apply it directly on the inflammated part. The antimicrobial properties present in this oil help to fight acne.

These are few of the tips on how to prevent exercise acne. If you have any suggestions, do share them with us in the comment section below.

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Story first published: Thursday, January 7, 2016, 15:01 [IST]
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