Acne caused due to sweating is medically termed as Pityrosporum Folliculitis. It is caused by a naturally occurring organism called pityrosporum fungus that feeds on human sweat. If you perspire heavily, the organism proliferates and causes infection resulting in acne bouts. Pityrosporum folliculitis therefore appears in areas that perspire most like the chest, back, thighs, buttocks and arms. Tight fitting clothes, headbands, synthetic materials, collars and backpacks usually aggravate acne due to localization of sweat in certain areas. To avoid sweat acne, hygienic precautions are essential. Sweating may not aggravate your acne as long as you take a quick shower to wash off the sweat and grime.

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