Working out is great for you, with doctors recommending at least 30 minutes a day of cardio for a long life and healthy heart, but it can also wreck havoc on your skin.
Here are some simple tips for what to do before, during, and after a workout to ensure clear pores and an acne-free body!
Before a Workout
Remove Your Makeup
"The combination of sweat and wearing makeup can cause a buildup of excess oil," says David E. Bank, M.D., a dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York. "Since pores open up while sweating, we don't want to block the skin's natural ability to breathe by clogging it up with makeup." Even if you're not wearing makeup, wash your face! Try packing moist towelettes in your gym back for a quick wipe at the gym.
Choose the Right Sunscreen