Skin problems caused by exercise?
I have a question about working out & skin. I just got a new job where I can actually afford a gym membership and have been going for about a month. I love the classes, I love pushing myself, I love everything except for the fact that I am breaking out like CRAZY. It’s like I’m being punished for wanting to work out. Do you think my skin will eventually get used to the fact that I’m sweating more? I wash my face right after, use Clean & Clear body wash, and have been drinking a lot of water but it’s just not working. Do you have any suggestions?
– question sent in by Lindsay
Gah, how frustrating. I’m not sure what’s going on here, but my thoughts for things to try:
• Wash your face before exercising, not just after
• Make sure your hair is pulled away from your face, and maybe skip hair products on a day you’re going to exercise
• Continue drinking lots of water — maybe the skin flareups are caused by toxins leaving your body?
What say you, readers? Has anyone encountered this problem before?