So if your neon sweatband has been wreaking havoc with your forehead, or your back is breaking out like nobody's business, here's what you need to know to put a stop to it.
Is sweat good or bad for the skin?
Sweat acne is definitely a thing, but it doesn't necessarily mean sweat is bad for the skin.
Fitness expert, Diana Booty, on behalf of says, “Sweating is great for removing impurities, opening up your pores and bringing freshly oxygenated blood and nutrition to skin cells. “
This is why it's a good idea to go makeup-free at the gym, in order to let your skin breathe and really reap the benefits.
It's not necessary sweat itself that prompts pimples, but a combination of sweat with other elements like clothing, friction and makeup.
These 2 simple dermatologist tips will shrink your pores in an instant
How to prevent sweat spots
Sweat is inevitable, whether you exercise or just start dripping as soon as you step on the tube.
In order to minimise the effects it has on the skin, aim to remove any sweaty clothing as soon as you're able.
"Bacteria and moisture build up close to the skin when you sweat, so get showered and into clean clothes as soon as possible, allowing your skin to dry and breathe", says Diana.
"When moisture is trapped close to the skin, spots or heat rashes can develop, so as lovely as your athleisure wear might be, try to avoid sitting around in it for too long after your workout.”
Take advantage of the shower facilities at your gym, or at the very least give your face a quick cleanse in the basin before heading off. Use cold water to help close your pores.
If it's the morning commute that has you sweating bullets, consider keeping your makeup at work to apply when you get in. That way you can keep your skin clear for the travel and freshen up with a face mist once you arrive.