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How to stop exercise breakouts?

Asked by Nina 1.86K Rep.

Dr. Schultz,

I usually wear makeup during workouts, I can’t stop this because I hate my skin without makeup so I need to wear foundation, how can I avoid breakouts from occurring??

Nina answered
    Dr. Schultz 1.86K Rep.

    To try to decrease any breakouts from your makeup during your workout, just before your workout, wash (using cleanser and toner) and then apply your make up (make sure it is water-based or oil-free) very lightly. During your workout, if you must remove sweat from your face, pat lightly with a cotton towel, don’t rub.

    I understand why you wear your makeup during workouts, but maybe it’s time to see a dermatologist to find out what you should do to change your skin so like so many other women you can “love your skin”. I believe everyone can have beautiful skin with as little effort as four minutes of care/day. When I treat patients who tell me they “can’t walk out the door without makeup,” I know I have succeeded when they tell me they no longer feel the need to wear makeup.

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