9 Things Women with Great Skin Do Before and After a Workout
Say it with us: "I will stop going from the gym to run my errands in my workout gear." Leaving sweat-saturated clothes on can cause acne and folliculitis, inflammation of the hair follicles (it looks like breakouts or ingrown hairs). "I see so many patients with folliculitis on their butt or chest, and when I ask them about their habits, it turns out they're wearing their workout clothes all day," Airan says. "That wouldn't happen if they'd just take a quick shower and change." If you're not going to shower and change at the gym, head straight home and hit your own shower—no stopping at the grocery store and the pharmacy along the way or lounging on the couch for a bit once you get home.