How do you exercise? If you’re like most, You're doing some sort of activity that requires you to sweat. Yuck!
Did you know that your tight fitting, sweat soaked clothes are germ magnets? The clothing helps to trap dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria and that all can lead to breakouts.
It’s important to shower and change your workout clothes right after a workout, and the best product to use after a workout is a body wash with salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a mild exfoliant without the rough granules that can cause microscopic tearing of the skin, allowing bacteria to get in.
You can pick up an over-the-counter body wash with 2% salicylic acid at most drug store and grocery stores. For example, Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash Pink Grapefruit, Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Body Wash or Oxy Body Wash are all available for approximately $7. If you’re looking for a face cleanser as well as one for the body, try Clarifying Cleanser from SkinCeuticals. You can purchase this at The Body Bar in Westchase.
Kelly Seeley and Tylene Headley are founders of spa50.com, the authority on Tampa Bay area day spas and online resource for spa owners and spa-going consumers.