How to Protect Your Skin and Hair While Working Out Outdoors
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Having spent almost six summers in the sweltering Tel Aviv heat, I've learned a thing or two about keeping my skin protected, acne-free and glowing during workouts. Especially when my sweat sesh is outside. Pale-skinned and prone to moles, dark spots and blemishes, working out outdoors isn't something I take lightly.
Even though there aren't any mirrors around, feeling good is a big part of having an effective workout. So I don't want to see beads of sunscreen on my stomach or chalky marks on my face. And I'm definitely not interested in tearing up mid-workout because lotion has melted into my eyes.
All of the products in this slideshow stand up to the sweatiest workouts without clogging pores or creating a mess. It's important to remember that no matter what you slather on, don't rub or wipe your face with a towel. Instead, gently pat it otherwise you risk pushing sweat, dirt and grime into your pores and that, unfortunately, can cause blemishes. Not to mention causing product transfer leaving your skin more vulnerable to environmental aggressors.
Even if I plan on showering right after a sweaty workout, I gently pat down exposed skin and then spray some sort of salicylic acid product all over. It makes it easy to reach my acne-prone back to prevent backne. (Don't forget to spray under your sports bra, especially at the seams, as plenty of pore-clogging sweat can accumulate there.)