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Spring Exercise Tip: Take a Shower

I know it hasn't quite felt like Spring yet, with the East Coast getting that Nor'Easter last week, but I think it's safe to say that She has arrived!

With this exciting warmer weather and sunshiny skies, everyone is getting the itch to get outside and enjoy it. There were hardly any people in my yoga class, and there were no lines for the machines at the gym - everyone's exercising in this amazing weather.

Since the temperature is warmer, you're going to be sweating more. Sweat can cause major problems in the skin department, because bacteria can get into your pores and cause pimples, even if you were never prone to body acne before.

Wearing clothes made out of fabrics that wick away moisture can help, but the best thing you can do is:

  • Get out of those sweaty wet clothes as soon as you're done working out (we all know that sitting in wet undies is a great way to get a yeast infection). Make sure to wash your workout clothes before you wear them again.
  • Change into a whole new dry outfit, or better yet, take a shower to wash off all that sweat and bacteria.
  • If you're prone to breaking out after working out, get yourself some acne-fighting body wash. After the shower, use a lotion that contains salicylic acid on areas where you tend to break out - this can help prevent pimples from starting in the first place.

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SU3 SU3 10 years
I know! I used to lifeguard at a pool and when the summer camps would come in for a day - I always tried to remind the parents to have their kids bring extra clothes so they wouldn't be sitting in their bathing suits all day!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
SU3 - YES!! you're right! I used to be a camp counselor, and the director (wo was a guy) wanted us to go swimming with our kids. This I didn't mind, but we didn't have time to change out of our wet suits because we were always running after the kids!
SU3 SU3 10 years
LOL suzanne :ROTFL: & speaking of bikini's... don't sit and stay in your wet bathing suit! That also brings on yeast infections.
suzanne suzanne 10 years
Like I said... :SMELLY: and :BARF:
jendudley jendudley 10 years
I have an acquaintance who rewears workout clothes. Gross! She has really bad habits...many of them!
amandasunly amandasunly 10 years
It's always summer in Singapore - so I have loads of zits, especially since I tend to sweat a lot (genes? My parents come from Hong Kong, a seasonal country). I use T3 body wash to get rid of bacne.
krisua krisua 10 years
Although showering sounds elementary it's always good to reread these bacteria things again...
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
It's been nice here for a long Time :D
suzanne suzanne 10 years
:SMELLY: How gross not to change after every workout, but my nose knows there are those who do not!!! hey lovekailua... I agree. Vote for our very own Fit for the 2007 Blogger's Choice Award! I just did... I love it here! Go to www.bloggerschoiceawards.com.
katie225 katie225 10 years
come on, i have never heard of someone who would even think of re-wearing their workout clothes! even the nastiest people want to be comfortable and know not to wear sweaty clothes again.
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
it is already bikini season here in FL...ugh I am so not ready! thank goodness for this site, all these articles are helping keep me motivated.
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