7 Gross Workout Habits That Wreck Your Skin

You are here

7 Gross Workout Habits That Wreck Your Skin

Slacking on hygiene when you’re getting sweaty could land you gnarly toenails and unsightly infections. Shield your skin by following these expert tips.

If you’re showering too frequently (yes, it’s possible), using water that’s too hot or using too strong of a cleanser—that means most deodorant soaps—you’re probably drying out your skin, says Dover. Swimming in a chlorinated pool might also explain why your skin is flakier lately.

 

Fix it: Take shorter showers with medium-temperature water and apply lotion to your entire body afterward.

10 Skincare Do's and Don'ts >>>

Topics: 

Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

more galleries

  • Smell Great
    10 of the best antiperspirants that block sweat and stink.
  • Fitbit Alta
    The latest tracker on the market is seriously sleek.
  • Super Bowl Apps
    10 better-for-you recipes to make for the big game.
  • Back on Track
    Here are 8 crucial moves to do if you haven't hit the gym all week.