All that time spent at the gym should benefit you to look your best—but working out with a bright red face probably isn’t what you want. And don’t get us started on the dreaded backne, hives, etc.
Your skin type, allergies and other factors can play a huge role in how your skin reacts, but so can the clothing you wear and the products you use. This means you can control whether your skin gets irritated or not.
You have the power to have clear skin—with these four helpful tips, of course:
If you suffer from breakouts — Let’s be real: backne is the worst. To prevent this, moisture-wicking workout gear will be your best friend like Lycra and nylon. These materials won’t trap in sweat. For more protection, you should always shower after your workout. If you can’t, use facial towelettes to rub on your face and upper body.
If you suffer from excessive redness — For those of you who think you look like a tomato right after working out, this is for you. To start, you can begin using an anti-redness moisturizer for sensitive skin—ingredients like thermal spring water, zinc, and licorice extract with help your skin be more resilient.
If you suffer from itchiness and hives — Trouble breathing, ow blood pressure, or hives during or after you exercise? To rid these symptoms, taking an oral antihistamine like Claritin or Zyrtec before your workout should help.
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