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DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
3/5/13 1:15 P

it could be a form of your body detoxing naturally. I get three main symptoms when i am detoxing. (no, I am not on any pills or special diets-- it happens naturally).
The first is I get a bad headache-- kind of like withdrawal. It happens after I drink too much rejuvelac or wheat grass.
The second is body odor-- At least this i can control
The third is break outs. Depending on what I am eating, depends on the severity of the breakout.
You don't just release toxins through urine or feces. You also release them from your skin as well.
Starting a healthy diet as well as exercise could be the cause.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,096)
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3/5/13 1:06 P

Actually no, sweating doesn't cause acne. :)

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"Sweat in itself neither fights acne nor causes it; but the increased blood flow, unclogging of pores from sweating, and stress reduction that result from exercise may all benefit the acne sufferer, says the CHC."

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
3/5/13 11:47 A

Yes sweating does cause acne. It clogs pores. I used to not think about it, but I started to break our really bad on my back and my jaw line. I started using the make up remover face wipes before and after my work outs on my face and back and it helped. For my back (and the rest of my body), I use a body wash with salycylic acid in it and it's seemed to help.

also, one of the best cleansers for your face is plain old Dove soap. Since I've been using it, I have had very few breakouts.

ORCHIDBLOSSOM Posts: 534
3/5/13 11:16 A

YES, sweating can cause acne. It's happened to both me and my best friend.

To prevent this, make sure you shower as soon as possible after your workout, and at the very least change out of your workout clothes until you can get in the shower. Also, wearing materials that wick-moisture helps a lot, or you can choose loose-fitting cotton that helps the skin breathe.

JENSTRESS Posts: 1,927
3/5/13 8:55 A

I used to get acne like the user below, if I didn't take off my sweaty clothes. I am guessing that might be your problem. It is probably from the sweat on your face clogging pores. If you don't or can't shower immediately after, use baby wipes or something to "wash" your face right after.

Also, not knowing how long you have been working out/changing diets, etc. it could be an allergy to something you are eating. A friend of mine went off her usual diet and ate some cheeses, broke out all along her face and neck. If you changed face/body washes, that could also be the problem.

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (103,617)
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3/5/13 8:24 A

I get horrible cystic acne (not on my face, in other, more terrible body parts) if I don't take off my sweaty clothes immediately after working out. I also use baby wipes before changing into dry clothes. My face has actually cleared up, in the bad old pre-exercise days, I was a total pizza face, I'm sure it was from my horrible diet though.

GLH1980 SparkPoints: (6,021)
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3/5/13 8:10 A

Exercise doesn't actually make you break out, it's just a myth. Sometimes it happens. It may be a phase.

LOVEMOUSE82 SparkPoints: (3,788)
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3/5/13 7:02 A

So ever since I started running, I've been getting these tiny pimples on my face and I assumed it was from sweating while running. I hate it! But I love running.....does anyone do anything special to protect your face while you run or exercise?

Also, I don't know if this sudden breakout has anything to do with my new diet...I wouldn't think so. I'm not eating anything very different or new, just better and healthier. I've also been trying to drink more water which is supposed to help acne, I have heard ???

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