One of the worse things women can do for this skin is wear makeup to gym because sweat makes it clog the pores. It’s amazing how many gals who workout at Crunch spend hours in front of the mirror in the locker room applying foundation, blue, mascara and eye shadow which will only harm their face in the long run. That self-learned tidbit aside, enter Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, a New York Dermatologist who shared a few more good ideas for keeping your skin in shape while you tone your body:
1. Wear loose fitting clothes. Tight clothing holds sweat against the skin which can aggravate acne.
2. Avoid touching your face to prevent acne, since your hands are touching dirty equipment that is full of bacteria.
3. Pull back your hair into a tight ponytail or bun to prevent excess sweat around the hairline so you won’t be tempted to wipe. This will irritate skin. Also steer clear of hair products that may seep into pores.
4. Bring your own towel or an extra one that you will use only on your face, as gym towels are typically washed in harsh chemicals that can harm your complexion, affect your immune system, and overall well-being.
After working out
1. Wash and exfoliate your face and body right after your workout. Use a cleanser with salicylic acid to help prevent breakouts.
2. Avoid using oily products after the gym, as they can clog pores and worsen acne. Use an acne zapping device, such as Zeno, which is great for clearing individual breakouts.
3. Avoid any snacks or meals with dairy, sugar or simple carbohydrates to reduce inflammation and breakouts. Instead, opt for foods that are high in protein to keep skin clear.
Dr. Frank is founder and director of The Fifth Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center who is renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery. He also penned the Random House (2002) book Turning Back the Clock With Losing Time: A Complete Guide to Quick and Easy Cosmetic Rejuvenation . He also has his own antiaging skincare line.
The original articleis at: examiner.com