From Black Girls Run!:
Reader Question: I am 35 years old and I am a semi-beginner runner. I have been running for about one year now. I have noticed that I have been sweating a lot lately. So much so that my head band, shirt, bra etc. are soaked. I am ok with the sweating but my face is not taking it well. I seem to be breaking out now, something I have never dealt with before. Is this something you have experienced? Can you pose the question to your readers for some suggestions? I have taken face wipes to the gym to clean right after. I have been washing with acne wash. Nothing seems to be working. Thanks in advance for your help!
Let me first just say that I feel your pain. I thought that when I left college, I left all of my acne problems behind. But, as soon as I started working out daily back in 2006, I developed acne on my cheeks and forehead, and wait for it – dreaded back acne. And this wasn't just a few pimples and blackheads here and there. My face looked like the before pictures on the Proactiv commercials!
Toni experience something similar a few years ago when we first started BGR! Toni, who has had perfectly clear skin her entire life, I'm not bitter developed acne in her t-zone, chest, and back. She even blogged about it, and you can check out her advice here.
After I started to breakout, it took about six months for the acne to go away. In the meantime, there were a few things that helped my skin clear up.
1. New Skincare Regime – After seeing my skin, my mom went out and bought me Clinique's 3 Step skincare products, which includes the liquid face soap, Clarifying lotion, and Moisturizing Lotion. At the time, I was using Olay's deep cleansing face wash. For me, switching products was important, because I needed to use products that addressed my changing skin care needs which include were overactive sweat glands due to working out.
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