Acne from working out?
A couple of months ago I started getting a lot more pimples. I've never had any issues with pimples before, just a couple on my chin before having my period, now both chin and cheeks are covered in pimples all the time. At first I thought it was my new face creme so I quit using it and changed back to the old one. It didn't do any change at all and now I've started getting pimples on my back which has NEVER happened before. My eating habits are roughly the same but healthier with a lot less sugar and more veggies, so I don't think that's the problem. I of course shower if I sweat during my workout, if I don't sweat I wash my face. I haven't changed my washing routine, I use the exact same products as before. That leaves only the working out in itself. Has anyone else experienced this? Could working out affect hormones somehow, for instance increasing testosterone? Hormonal changes could also explain why some people get moodier from working out (I saw a thread with a question about this). Whatever the reason is this sucks.
always workout with a clean face! no makeup at all, its the worst you can do.
when you sweat, it brings everything to surface, so if your pores are clogged, theyre gonna become unclogged very fast, and your gonna find lots of pimples!
when working out try to have a sweat rag present( thats fresh) and makeup wipes, so you can easily wipe off sweat. then wash your face with an acne targeted face wash. Oxy face washes work wonders on my face!
I think the pimples could be attributed to an increase of testosterone from working out.
The problem with washing, scrubbing and so on is that I have very dry and sensitive skin. :/ Even though it's now oilier, it's still very sensitive to soap. Using regular soaps or face washes that target acne would make my face fall off, lol.
At least now I've cleaned my yoga mat (yuck), I'm gonna change my sweat towel for a clean one more often and I'm going to begin a more regular face cleaning routine washing my face every evening. Because of my dry skin I haven't been washing my face daily since it dries it out completely.
I also realized yesterday when I went to bed that there might be another villain of the piece: the sleeping mask in some horrible, cheap synthetic fabric that I've been using for some time now.
I've heard that pimples are a sign or side effect of your body detoxifying itself.
Did you change your nutrition too? We alwayssay eat more protein, but maybe you eat too much now? When you have more than 2g/kg bodyweight, your body can't process it anymore.