If hitting the gym more often is on your to-do list for the new year, good for you. It’s important to get plenty of exercise to keep yourself happy and healthy, but you don’t want to sacrifice your skin in the process.
Working up a sweat is definitely a good thing, but it’s not a good idea to let it stick around for long. If you don’t shower or change right away after exercising, your skin is left to sit in oily moisture. It won’t be able to breathe much, which may result in clogged pores and irritation.
Remedy this by showering as soon as you can right after your workout. If your gym doesn’t have showers, just get home as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you might want to clean yourself up a bit with Dermalogica – The Sponge Cloth. You’ll get rid of dirt and grime with just a few wipes. In the shower, use a purifying wash, like a Purifying Shower Gel. You’ll feel refreshed, energized and, of course, clean!