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Beauty Rx: Fix Your Gym Acne!

Beauty Rx: Fix Your Gym Acne!

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    Aug 17, 2016   Author : admin

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Keeping fit is not an easy task. Many people find it difficult to get out of bed and hit the gym or exercise regularly. If you are following a regular workout regime, you might experience another unwanted hitch – and that's acne. It may come as a shock but post-workout breakouts are very common.

After exercising, you’re covered in sweat and if you happen to touch your face with your sweaty palm; then you’re doomed! The sweat gets mixed with bacteria, dead skin cells and oil and clogs the pores and leads to acne. You need to keep your skin clean and dry after the workout. To begin with, you can use anti-bacterial wipes to clean the skin. Pat your face lightly with a wipe to get rid of all the oil and dirt.

Workout-induced acne is not limited to the face. It can occur anywhere on the back, neck and arms. If it isn’t possible for you to shower immediately, use a towel to pat the skin gently. And no, harsh vigorous rubbing is not going to take off all the muck off your face, but will only irritate the skin and cause further damage.

MYC Wellbeing Writer Priyanka Ajmani tells us how to get rid of acne using home remedies:

Honey Face Wash 

Mix three tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon of coconut oil, one-tablespoon apple cedar vinegar and tea tree oil.  Use a blender to grind them in to a fine paste. Best part, you can store it in a bottle and use it for the next fortnight. Wet your skin and gently massage the face and neck to gently cleanse even the stubborn acne and pimples. Coconut oil helps to remove fungus and bacteria, honey helps to soothe the skin and tea tree oil helps to rejuvenate the skin.

Mint Leaves Paste 

Mint is a natural analgesic and it also contains cooling menthol. Not only does it reduce the swelling and pain of acne, it also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. So the next time you go shopping veggies, pick up a handful of mint leaves and mash them with mortar and pestle to form a fine paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas on any part of your body and wash after 10-15 minutes. This process may be repeated twice or thrice a day if the need be. 

Aloe Vera Gel 

Fresh Aloe Vera gel can be applied to acne to soothe the skin and heal acne. Aloe Vera possesses antifungal and astringent properties and it also helps in the growth of new cells. Don’t fret if you can’t find fresh Aloe Vera, you can look for organic Aloe Vera gel that is sold in bottles/tubes and is easily available online and in stores.

Lemon Juice 

Lemon juice is high in Vitamin C and it contains astringent properties. Use a mild cleanser while bathing and then apply fresh lemon juice only on the affected areas using a soft cotton ball. Allow it to dry and wear loose-fitting clothes. You can wash it after a few hours with warm water. Not only does it dry the acne, it also helps to scrape off the dead skins cells and promotes the growth of new cells. Make sure that you always use fresh lemon juice and not concentrated bottled form of lemon juice. It might contain preservatives that can harm the skin.

If you’ve been avoiding exercise due to fear of acne, then you need to stop worrying. Come what may, stick to your exercise regime and clear acne using our home remedies!


Images:,,,, Madhupriyarai, DailyBurn | MYC Wellbeing Writer: Priyanka Ajmani 

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