Do I Suffer from Workout Acne?


Getting your sweat on is a must (especially since mercury is in retrograde - eye roll) and although we consider working out a necessity, it can also be the culprit responsible for sweat-clogged pores. Bacteria mixes with the sweat, oil, and dead skin cells on your face which can lead your skin to freak out and break out. 

So, how do I know if I have workout acne?

If you get acne around your hairline, it’s probably your workout sweat causing the breakout. If you’re neglecting to wipe down your yoga mat, or not washing your face before (and after) class then you’re most likely experiencing acne from taking class. Due to sheer exhaustion after a hard workout, you’re likely to skip any kind of skincare routine so we have one of life’s most beloved hacks…

Life-hack: use a toner after class

Carry a toner in your gym bag and spritz a few sprays on your face directly after class to help prevent workout acne. Most toners contain witch hazel, which is a natural astringent meaning it will help kill bacteria that sweat leaves behind. A toner is great after your workout because it not only kills bacteria, but it also hydrates your skin, evens out skin tone and shrinks pore size.

Visit your esthie bestie 

It’s great to give your skin the attention that it deserves after a week long of sweaty workouts so if there isn’t a MudbuM in your city, then find a local esthetician to help with your workout acne. Never let acne get in the way of your health and fitness goals!

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Article contributors: @airtowns

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