wash makeup before the gym

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Step 3: Do the thing you don't have time for.

You're just going to sweat off your makeup anyway. You're self-conscious about going barefaced at the gym. Your class fills up so fast you don't have a second to remove your makeup. Ask any dermatologist and they'll tell you that whatever your excuse, washing your face before exercise is non-negotiable. If you work out with makeup on—even just a little bit—it could lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Light makeup can be removed with a towelette or wipe, but if you've got liquid foundation on or other heavy formulas, you need the strength of an actual cleanser to make sure it's all off before you begin your workout, Zeichner says.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.