With a new school year around the corner here are some skin care survival tips!
Sports, Gym, Marching Band Drills, & Cheerleading:
Take off your make up before these activities if possible, I know that during some of these activities you would like to look you best and would prefer to wear make up. If this is the case wear makeup that is long-lasting and made for acneic skin. Make up that is made specifically for skin that has acne usually has salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide included in the formulation which can help to prevent breakouts when you are sweating.
A makeup setting spray and blotting papers will also help to keep your make up in place.
Wash your face as soon as possible! Don’t let the sweat and grime dry on your face if you can help it.
Disinfect any equipment that will touch your skin; 91% alcohol, bleach, or soap & water! Get into the habit of killing the bacteria. Keep alcohol wipes, a bleach solution in a spray bottle, hand sanitizer available at all times or ask the parent volunteers to keep it handy.
Wash your gym clothes, uniforms, and towels after every use. A hassle to always have clean ones on hand; buy some cheap towels keep a few clean in separate bag in your locker or gym bag. You can do the same for socks, underwear, and bras. Take home every few days to wash.
Keep witch hazel wipes, epsom salt (not sea or table salt) solution 2 tbsp. to 1 quart water in a spray bottle, or alcohol wipes handy to help prevent breakouts if you are sweating facial or baby wipes just won’t cut it!!! Use on any place sweaty: face, back, neck, or any place where you break out. The epsom salt solution is great for break outs.
If you have athletes foot or the potential to get it don’t use powder that has corn starch in it! Corn starch will make the athlete’s foot worse!