Dr. Joel Schlessinger offers tips for exercise-related skin care issues

Often times when people begin new workout regimens, they begin to notice changes in their skin. Sweat, bacteria and germs at the gym can cause a whole new slew of problems that require a change in the skin care routine. These tips and tricks from Dr. Joel Schlessinger can help you keep your complexion as healthy as your body.

Sweat can cause an increase in bacteria on the skin, explains Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Bacteria, which thrive in moist environments, are a major issue for athletes and anyone who exercises regularly. When sweat becomes trapped because of tight-knit workout clothing it can cause irritation, inflammation, breakouts and more. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends cleansing with CLn products that contain bleach to eliminate bacteria.

For breakouts that pop up on the body including the back and chest, use a body spray such as Murad Acne Clarifying Body Spray. Antibacterial ingredients cleanse skin and salicylic helps unclog pores. To remove excess oil and bacteria from the face, use Glycolix Gly/Sal 10-2 Pads immediately after your work out.

Many women make the mistake of not removing their makeup before they exercise. The combination of makeup and sweat and can cause irritation and redness. Use Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes before you work out to remove all traces of debris.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger sees many cases of athlete’s foot and other issues cause by excessive sweat.

An absorbent powder such as Zeasorb Antifungal Treatment Powder for Athlete’s Foot will reduce excess moisture and bacteria to prevent issues such as athlete’s foot, jock itch and irritation. If you experience excessive sweating, try clinical-strength Hydrosal Professional Deodorant/Antiperspirant to keep you dry.

Do you have skin care problems that may be related to exercise? Get answers from Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Posted Friday, January 2nd, 2015 at 3:44 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care
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