Only because you are hitting the gym regularly and toning your body through strenuous activities does not mean you are doing it all right. The truth of the matter is, your skin is unhappy with your gym activities. Perhaps this may come as a surprise to you, but you may find yourself with skin acne post your workouts, which is notoriously known as post workout acne. Although post workout acne and irritation is quite common among trainers, you don’t have to panic or worry. Luckily, there are plenty of effective ways to banish such skin deformities.

We put forward a list of the 8 most unprecedented tips to help you emerge from your workout with flawless skin. Read further.

1. Shower After Workout
Post workout acne occurs when sweat from your workout mixes with oily and dead skin cells and bacteria that overwhelm pores and causes clogging. A primary objective to keep acne at bay is to keep your skin as oil-free as possible during and after your workout. Therefore, make sure that you hop into the shower immediately after your training session is over. Ensure that you shower only with an an antifungal body wash or a natural antifungal soap.

If, for whatever reason, you cannot take showers, then use body wipes to keep your skin oil-free.

2. Go Makeup Free
It is imperative to not go to the gym with makeup on. A makeup free skin makes it easy for sweat to exit easily. Besides, makeup when combined with sweat makes your skin more vulnerable to acne and skin irritation. It is advisable to not wear makeup at all when you are training; however, if you have to wear then opt for breathable and mineral-based light powders.

3. Workout Clothes
Choose your workout clothes wisely. Always go for breathable gears that are made from natural fabrics. Cotton gear is preferable. By all means avoid tight clothing as they contribute heavily to body breakouts.

4. Keep Your Hands Off
Gym equipments usually have unseen bacteria, which often leads to skin acne and other deformities. It is advisable to not touch your face while working out. Imagine using gym equipment and then touching your face with those same hands. This way, you are sure to get an facial acne.

5. Tea Tree Oil
There are tea tree oil sticks available to help you give immediate relief to skin acne. Some people breakout on the same spots, and, therefore, prefer dabbing this essential oil on the same spot post workout routine.

6. Don’t Wipe Your Skin
Most of us fail at this. We end up wiping our sweaty skin thinking we are being harmless with this approach. It is, however, not true. Wiping off sweat in fact irritates the skin and can also lead to skin acne. It is better to blot using a clean towel or wipe or leave it before you wash it.

7. Apply A Moisturizer
Once you are done with your workout, it is vital to keep your skin hydrated by applying a light and oil-free moisturizer. A good and natural-based moisturizer will assist in keeping the skin clean, soft, and acne-free.

8. Exfoliating The Skin
Many skin experts recommend performing a regular exfoliation process from head to toe post workout as it helps in preventing workout breakouts and skin irritation. Exfoliation has infinite benefits, and beating skin acne is one of it. Do it regularly.

By following these simple post workout tips for preventing skin acne and irritation will clear up and prevent sweat-induced acne from your skin effectively. The health of your skin is in your hands, take care!

Author's Bio: 

Hi, I am Amanda Simon, a health writer and fitness coach. I love promoting personal hygiene in athletes, sports players and daily exercisers. Besides this, I contribute for various online health publications that cover health guides, fitness, skincare and yoga.