As many of us know, removing your makeup before working out is a must. But what happens when you can’t wash your face before working out or maybe you feel self-conscious? Or maybe you bought a product from a brand that promises to be workout-proof and oil-free?
New York City dermatologist Dr. Heidi Waldorf recently shared that, “If you can’t wash before working out, or if you feel self-conscious, be sure to wipe it off very well afterward. You want your skin to feel soft and supple immediately after, then follow with your moisturizer and sunscreen as you normally would.”
Nevertheless, she doesn’t condone working out in makeup on a regular basis, especially for those who already suffer from skin conditions. “During a workout, you sweat and wipe away that sweat. Even non comedogneic makeup will ‘float’ and move toward the pores, which will aggravate acne,” she said. “Makeup can cause inflammation and clog the pores.”
So, all in all, maybe those athleisure makeup brands aren’t that great for your skin as we thought. Whether you’re doing a low or high-impact workout, washing your face prior is certainly advised to keep your skin glowing and rid of blemishes.