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Old 03-15-2007, 01:25 AM   #1  
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Default I'm breaking out

I'm starting to notice pimples. I really think it is due to increased working out and sweating. I think my body is pushing out toxins.

I haven't changed my facial washes or anything like that.

So, do you think I'm right?
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:49 AM   #2  
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Well, I don't know about the toxin part. But I do think that working out and the oil and sweat that that makes my body produce definately make me break out. Which is such a discouragement for me to exercise.
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I break out right on my sports bra line. Irritating. But I use a 2% salicylic acid spray on my back and it helps quite a bit.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:57 AM   #4  
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I'm not discouraged at all. I'm really thinking that it is something positive happening to me. (NOW THAT SAID! I DID NOT FEEL THIS WAY WHEN I WAS PUBERING!) LOL
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The skin is an organ of elimination, so I do think that it's not unusual to have a break out when one's diet and exercise changes. It shouldn't go on indefinitely, though.

I get heat rash from my bra sometimes--and there are good products that help with that. One of them is called "Soothing Care" chafing relief powder-gel. Also helps with underarm rash not caused by a reaction to an antipersperant.

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Hi Mare!

Are you working out at a gym? I know that my sons are fanatical about showering as soon as they get in from the Y after using the equipment. Even equipment that you have at home that only YOU use can be a culprit! Clean everything with a disinfectant spray, and shower with antibacterial soap.

I live in a family of athletes, so there's always gear around everywhere! Sweat is FULL of bacteria! Wash your hands a lot. We don't realize how many times we put our hands to our face throughout a day!

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My personal opinion is that disinfectant sprays and antibacterial soaps are unnecessary. Sure, you need to wash your hands--but plain old soap and hot water is just fine. Same goes for surfaces: Wipe them off with detergent and water and let them dry. The drying does as much as anything. If viruses are an issue, you can use a cleaner like plain old ammonia. We don't have to "Lysol" every darned thing!

I almost never wash my face with soap or any kind of cleanser--plain warm water is as far as I go. I have virtually no problem with breakouts.

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My personal opinion is that disinfectant sprays and antibacterial soaps are unnecessary. Sure, you need to wash your hands--but plain old soap and hot water is just fine. Same goes for surfaces: Wipe them off with detergent and water and let them dry. The drying does as much as anything. If viruses are an issue, you can use a cleaner like plain old ammonia. We don't have to "Lysol" every darned thing!
I agree with you--I think a lot of these products are dangerous to us. What's worse, a surface with human-caused bacteria on it or a surface covered in manufactured chemicals? And I think antibacterial soaps are similarly "overkill". Just my opinion.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:23 PM   #9  
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I've noticed the same break out in the past couple of weeks. I think the sweat etc is definitely the culprit. It's hard for me to wash my face or shower because I work out before coming into work.

What I've started doing, though, is putting a few cotton balls in a ziploc bag with a bit of astringent poured in with it. Then, after I work out, I just wipe my face down with the astringent - and that seems to have worked out well.

Just a matter of getting all that gunk off
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