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6 Tips to Prevent Exercise Acne

6 Tips to Prevent Exercise Acne

Everyone wants a pimple-free face. But, more than half of women in their twenties experience breakouts. To keep your face free from pimples, dirty, oil and inflammation, exercise can do wonders for your skin. And, it’s true that there are a lot of ways exercise benefits your skin. Additionally, exercise is good for your whole body healthy. Your bones, muscles, heart would gain benefits from exercise. However, gym guys swearing that power lifting increased the chance of developing acne and there are many women claiming pimples occur after spin class. In fact, A Stanford University study found that exercise doesn’t cause acne.

If you do the right way, exercise charges your internal systems to work at peak power, increases your blood flow. While exercise does affect some hormones that can cause acne, but it also can help reduce or prevent stress. Here are many good habits to be wary of when exercising.

Cleanse
Exercise can help to keep acne under control, but you need to do to avoid doing anything to exacerbate existing skin problems. Wash your skin immediately after your workout with mild cleanser that kills the skin yeast pityrosporum. The best products I have used is OTB SKIN Body Wash #2, Noble Zinc Soap or ZNP soap. If you have to delay washing, use a medicated pad designed to treat acne.

Stay away from tight clothing
Do you have pimples on your neck, shoulders, back or chest after exercise? If so, you may take a look at your clothing. Clothing that is too tight rubs sensitive and acne prone areas continually make the existing pimples worse. Additionally, doctors are still debating whether tight clothes might be a cause of acne. Use breathable clothing and try to avoid polyester fabrics.

Type Over Time
There is no specific exercise time that can help acne. However, different exercise has big impact on the results. There is a wide range of exercises help unclog pores, include yoga, running, treadmill sprint intervals, power training. For starters, doing easy hatha yoga can be a very relaxing, mild and stretching routine. If you’re weight training, you may need to exercise much more than 20 minutes.

Hydrate
After you wash, a refreshing moisturizer is a must. If you don’t moisturize, even oily skin can feel dried out or flaky. However, finding a moisturizer for your acne-prone or oily skin can be tough. I strongly recommend the Rosemary Toning Mist, which leaves skin feeling invigorated and clean. Apply a light formula after you have cooled down.

A Dirty Yoga Mat
Yoga is a wonderful way to revitalise your body and mind. And regular practice of yoga can also help deal with pimples. When you exercise, your pores open up to allow sweat to come through and your own body can touch every part of a yoga mat. If your gym or studio provides free Yoga mat, the oil and bacteria can be transferred to the skin, leading to possible acne flare-ups. Make sure to wipe and clean the yoga mat before and after every use.

Other Dirty Equipment
Just like a dirty yoga mat, there are many other dirty gym equipment can transfer bacteria and dirt. Try to not to touch face or other infected areas and wipe down equipment after every use.

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