What kills Skin?

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Exercise is great for the mind, body, and soul. Sure, OK, fine—but what about the breakouts? The chafing? And all the other bad stuff that go along with sweat dripping down your face? Sun also has bad effects and kills skin. Dermatologist Joshua Zeichner has solutions, so if you hate working out, you’ll have five excuses to skip your next Soul Cycle class.

BREAKOUTS

The issue: The accumulation of sweat, oil, and dirt can promote breakouts, especially around your chest, face, and back.

Quick fix: Don’t wear makeup to the gym, and cleanse with a gentle wipe after your workout if you can’t take a shower. Don’t let oil, dirt, and sweat sit on your skin.

ACNE

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The issue: You’re not wearing the right thing. Some T-shirts will get wet and thick with sweat, which promotes acne.

Quick fix: Wear breathable clothing. Furthermore, use more advanced fabrics in workout clothing which really help wick sweat away from your skin.

SUN DAMAGE

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The issue: Whether you’re outside or indoors, UV rays are exposing you.So, You are killing your skin . Running on a treadmill by a window at the gym doesn’t put you out of harm’s way.

Quick fix: Apply (and reapply) sunscreen. There are several sport sunscreen lotions, gels, sprays, and sticks that don’t drip.

CHAFING

The issue: Not to be gross, chronic rubbing of your skin causes chafing and irritation,  whether that’s skin on skin or clothing on skin.

Quick fix: you can apply moisturizers, ointments, Vaseline, or Aquaphor to your skin beforehand so there’s glide and no rubbing.

WRINKLES

The issue: People worry that the wear and tear from running can break down collagen and make skin saggy.

Quick fix: They didn’t prove yet whether it promotes premature aging or not. If you’re concerned, a low-impact activity might be  better.