Written on June 23, 2010 at 11:38 am , by Fitness Magazine
To prevent back-ne and face flare-ups caused by workouts, start in the locker room. Hilary Reich, M.D., a New York City dermatologist, has the how-to.
FACE Remove pore-clogging makeup and gently exfoliate skin with a soft washcloth and lukewarm water.
BACK Use an astringent like Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent, on your back to minimize oil and sweat production.
FACE The heat from cardio can cause bacteria to build up. Suds up with an antibacterial wash, like Noxzema Triple Clean Antibacterial Lathering Cleanser ($4.29, drugstores).
BACK Hit the shower ASAP to remove perspiration and excess oils that clog pores, leading to bumps. In a rush? Wipe pimple-prone spots with salicylic acid-infused pads.