Does exersize cause acne
Posted 19 March 2005 - 10:16 PM
She is 17 and a pitcher. She plays at a very competitive level. Although her face is fairly easy to control against breakouts I have noticed that she tends to break out on her back. I am wondering if this is because of her sport. Being a fast pitch pitcher. I have not read anything about this so I am now just posting. Any insight would be appreciated.
Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:00 PM
Exercise itself doesn't cause acne and you wouldn't live a very long life if you didn't do any exercise because you might break out.
Posted 19 March 2005 - 11:01 PM
Posted 20 March 2005 - 12:05 AM
She is 17 and a pitcher.Â She plays at a very competitive level.Â Although her face is fairly easy to control against breakouts I have noticed that she tends to break out on her back.Â I am wondering if this is because of her sport.Â Being a fast pitch pitcher.Â I have not read anything about this so I am now just posting.Â Any insight would be appreciated.
Yeah there's a type of acne known as acne mechinica and that's basically acne that develops from friction, rubbing due to sports helmets, etc. So it's possible this may be what's causing your daughter's acne or it could be due to the type of detergeant or fabric softner you use. There's several possible reasons here and another may be that it's just where she naturally breaks out, but in general, nah, exercising is one of the best things one can do for their skin. Although some members feel that the sweat could be causing the breakouts for them, so if your daughter doesn't have the opportunity to shower right away, perhaps using some sort of salicylic acid facial pads or body spray on her back til she can may help.
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