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do i need to apply the regime after my sports etc?

hi all..

my very 1st post here.. just received my starter kit with jojoba oil and AHA yesterday evening.

I was wondering do I need to clean my face using the starter kit after my sports (e.g swimming or jogging) ? or do i just clean my face with plain water with no reapplication of BP and moisturizer and just follow the regime twice a day??

all useful input are much appreciated.

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From the FAQs:

Q: I exercise during the day and sweat. Should I wash afterward? And what's up with the white residue on my face when I exercise?

A: Sebaceous follicles (where acne is formed) and sweat glands are separate parts of your skin which do not touch. Sweating should theoretically not affect acne since acne is formed in the sebaceous follicle, and sweat will not enter this area. Sweating does not warrant a third washing. If you want to wash after a workout, try to plan your workout before your morning or evening regimen.

You may notice that if you sweat within a few hours after you do the Regimen with a cream-based benzoyl peroxide that your face can turn milky white in the places where you did the Regimen. This is normal, but annoying and is mostly caused by using a cream based benzoyl peroxide. Either switch to a gel based benzoyl peroxide, or feel free to lightly dab your face with a towel to get rid of the residue.

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