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    Old 09-24-2004, 07:39 PM   #1
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    what to do after sweating a lot?

    Hey guys, been a while since i've been here because i think it makes my acne worse because reading all the posts gets me thinking about it too much and stressing, now i just let everything go and concentrate on school and training. My question tho relates to training, i run cross-country for my school everyday so i sweat everyday afterwards, what do you suggest is the best thing to do for my skin after I sweat a lot?

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    Old 09-24-2004, 07:56 PM   #2
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    Re: what to do after sweating a lot?

    Well if the sweat is still wet I just hop in the shower and rinse it off, seems to work for me. I might use a little soap if the sweat dries, just to get the crap it leaves on your skin off of it.

    You think being here makes you worse off? I find that being here and discussing this stuff with others makes me feel better and helps clear my mind of it. I so busy concentrating on other peoples problems and helping them that I forget about my own problems.

    Old 09-26-2004, 01:45 PM   #3
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    Re: what to do after sweating a lot?

    Obviously you donít want to leave the sweat on your skin for long periods of time, so you should always come right home from cross-country and take a shower. I would also suggest using some sort of acne soap in the shower to wash your face.

    Old 09-26-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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    Re: what to do after sweating a lot?

    Don't use actual soap on your face though, it is way too drying and will actually cause your face to produce more oil to compensate for the over-drying. Buy a cleanser specifically formulated for the face.

    Old 09-27-2004, 12:02 AM   #5
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    Re: what to do after sweating a lot?

    i used to have the same problem at work if i started sweating i wouldnt know what to do if i knew i would still be there for another 5 hours...

    if i ever sweat real badly i just try to rinse off my face as much as possible. when cooling down from sweating, i would rinse off my face with just water like every 5 minutes til my body has completely stopped sweating. if i go to work out and sweat like crazy, i can almost feel my face starting to break out like 15 minutes into the car ride home and cant wait to get home and take a shower...

    Old 09-27-2004, 06:29 AM   #6
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    Re: what to do after sweating a lot?

    Don't view sweating as a bad thing. It's a beautiful way to eliminate toxins through the skin. I used to be a paranoid mess about sweating, which wasn't good since I played 3 sports year-yound. Summer would drive me crazy. I would take a shower than be sweating again in 5 minutes. Just another way I was a slave to acne. Now, after research and personal experiments, I truly don't believe sweating causes acne. But, if it makes you fell better, just rinse your face with water until you get to the showers.

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    Re: what to do after sweating a lot?

    when im at the gym and done with my workout, I'll splash some cold water on my face then take a shower as soon as I get home.

    Old 09-27-2004, 08:06 AM   #8
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    Re: what to do after sweating a lot?

    I'm on accutane and all I can say is accutane and sweating don't mix. Whenever I workout and sweat feels like I have chickenpox and just starts itching all over. I know it's the dry skin but it drives me crazy.

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