Excessive sweating may cause acne

A skin care expert says sweating may cause skin problems. One particular example is acne which usually appears on the face, back and chest.
Date Posted: Mar 1, 2017

A skin care expert says sweating may cause skin problems. One particular example is acne which usually appears on the face, back and chest.

“Kapag nag-over sweat ka ang nangyayari ay naba-block ang pores. Kapag naman na-block ang pores ay mata-trap ang bacteria sa loob ng pores at mai-infect na s’ya and it will eventually develop into acne,” Dr. Cecilia Catapang, an esthetician, said.

Catapang, however, explains that microorganisms normally reside on the human skin.

“Normally sa skin natin ay mayroon tayong mga bacteria at fungi. Kapag nagpapawis ay [bumubukas ito at maaaring] mabarahan ‘yung pores and it gets the opportunity to multiply,” Catapang said.

Kathy Fabiani, a mother, shares how her son got skin problems.

“Naglalaro s’ya ng basketball tapos nagwo-work out sila ng mga kaklase nya tapos uuwi dito sa bahay na pawis na pawis,” Kathy said.

“Nagkakaroon s’ya ng acne lalo na kapag naglalaro s’ya ng basketball. Nakakalimutan nyang maghugas ng kamay,” she added.

According to Catapang, you can avoid acne and other skin irritations by keeping your hands and body clean.

“Wash hands with an antibacterial soap to prevent acne and to prevent the multiplication or to kill the bacteria that can cause acne,” Catapang said.

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