Working out regularly has its pros and cons. On one hand, it is great for your body, and on the other, it can take a toll on your skin, especially during the summers. And while a good skincare routine can take care of your facial skin, sweaty parts of your body can go neglected. Especially your skin on and around your chest.

This is the area where sweat and dirt tend to accumulate and clog your pores, chest acne is a major concern for health nuts in the summer. Here’s how to prevent chest acne caused by working out in the summers.


Get out of your sweaty separates ASAP

Get out of your sweaty separates ASAP

Do not stay in your sweaty workout clothes for too long, as the accumulated sweat and friction from clothes can cause irritation and eventually acne. Change out of your workout clothes as quickly as possible and make sure to wash off the sweat from your body. Use a clarifying formula like the Pears Naturale Detoxifying Aloevera Bodywash to keep your skin squeaky clean post workout.


02. Keep yourself hydrated

Keep yourself hydrated

Hydrate before, during and after your workout to inhibit your sweat glands from producing too much sweat to keep you cool. Proper hydration also stops skin inflammation that can be caused by stress while working out. So make sure to never leave your sipper bottle at home while stepping out for a morning run!


03. Slather on a body cream before and after your workout

Slather on a body cream before and after your workout

Moisturising your skin before and after a workout is crucial for maintaining its hydration levels. If you are worried about feeling greasy, opt for a gel-based formula. A lightweight texture that gives a cooling and refreshing feel to the skin can help keep irritation at bay. Apply liberally over your chest before and after your work-out shower to calm and soothe your sweat-stressed skin.


04. Take your sunscreen down to your neck

Take your sunscreen down to your neck

One of the major reasons for chest acne is unprotected sun exposure. It is not a usual habit to take your sunscreen down to your chest, but we recommend you do so. Use a sunscreen lotion like the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 24 Ultra Matte Lotion to keep the skin grease-free and protected from UV damage.


05. Exfoliate your skin regularly

Exfoliate your skin regularly

Just like your face, your body needs to be exfoliated as well. The dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin can clog your pores and turn into tiny bumps on your chest. Use a soothing scrub like the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub with Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe to exfoliate parts of your body that are acne-prone, especially the back and chest.