Regular exercise has numerous advantages, including calorie burning, mental and physical fitness, improved blood circulation, and improved skin texture. The list of advantages associated with any sort of physical activity is virtually unlimited! When it comes to how exercise impacts skin, it has been shown to treat acne by balancing the body’s hormone balance, particularly testosterone, which causes excessive sebum production. Various factors contribute to post workout acne as well, and today we will discuss how to prevent acne after a workout.
Cortisol, the stress hormone, also has a negative impact on the skin, and there’s a correlation between high cortisol levels and acne breakouts. However, some women report regular breakouts when they exercise or burn calories after a vigorous gym session. So, in this article, we’ll look at the various causes of post-workout acne and how to avoid them
Avoid Wearing Makeup
We understand that you want to look fantastic while working out, but the gym and at home are two places where you should avoid wearing makeup. Excess sweating during exercise traps germs, preventing the skin from breathing and resulting in closed pores and acne breakouts. To keep pimples at bay, wipe away all makeup throughout your workout or at the very least switch to non-comedogenic makeup products.
Shower After Working Out
As previously said, excessive sweat and sebum production can clog pores and encourage bacterial development which can lead to post workout acne. Remember to shower and change into new clothes after a strenuous workout.
Sanitize Headphones and Phones with Anti-Bacterial Wipes
Sweat and moisture are easily transmitted to headphones and phones, where they serve as a breeding ground for bacteria that cause acne. To avoid outbreaks, try to sterilise your headphones and phones on a regular basis.
Don’t Touch Your Face While Exercising
In fact, don’t touch your face at all while exercising. Because germs and bacteria can enter your face through your hands from other surfaces, if you have acne-prone skin, keep your hands away from your face.
Sanitize Commonly-Shared Workout Equipment
The leg curl machine is a piece of gym equipment where your face can come into touch with a surface, which can cause breakouts if it hasn’t been sanitised. Make it a point to sterilise any regularly shared gym equipment, aside from the leg curl machine, to avoid pimples.