|Jokes apart, gym-related skincare has serious challenges like Bacne|
Have you heard about BACNE [back-acne]?This word might sound weird but it actually exists and refers to severe acne breakout on the back. Simply called back acne, it is one of the most common exercise related skin afflictions out there. One of the most common bacne causes is severe sweating. This is something I have discussed and found common among many gym regulars. Some people just cannot stop the break-outs along their neck and back, even if they bathe daily, including just after the workout. There is some evidence that the hormonal-level changes caused by high-intensity exercises are also a big contributing factor to bacne - this link on treating back acne on Everydayhealth.com helps you understand this. Also, I happen to sweat too much, daily, and throughout the year.
Having a dry skin also doesn’t help. The result is extremely dry skin that needs constant moisturization while the hands need a thick, penetrative lotion that can smooth-out the callusy skin. Do you agree with my observation? On a scale of 0 – 10, how would you rate it in terms of observing something that is easily visible but is seldom noticed? I cannot recall any cosmetic brand that has created solutions for dry lips and hand lotions to have ever advertised that their product should be a part of your gym bag!