Does your workout make you break out? Sweating alone doesn’t cause acne. Makeup, touching your face and not washing afterward are worse.
You might think that working out is bad for your skin, but believe it or not, the opposite is true. Being stressed out or anxious can exacerbate acne. Exercise may help reduce flare-ups by bringing stress levels down. Also, sweating can help release trapped dirt from your pores – provided you wash it away when your workout is done. If you break out every time you exercise, make sure you’re not wearing any makeup, which can clog pores. Also, wash your face thoroughly with a gentle cleanser immediately after working out. Remember to keep your hands away from your face; instead use a clean towel to wipe away the sweat.