A regular exercise regime can be extremely beneficial and can infact help you to get rid of acne. Regular exercise increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the skin cells. When you sweat, your body expels toxins through the skin and therefore effectively cleans the pores from excess sebum and grime. So exercising per say cannot cause acne. However in case of heavy exercising especially when you work out with weights you cause your body to create increased androgens to repair the damaged muscle. This increase in androgen may over-react with your oil glands causing increased oil production that leads to acne. Apart from that acne breakouts can result due to wrong skin care. Exercising can leave your skin warm and sweaty which is a perfect environment for acne to develop. Lycra or nylon track pants can trap a lot of heat and perspiration resulting in bacterial infection. Another cause for acne resulting due to exercise is the use of unhygienic gym equipments in which case you are at risk of picking up germs left by other users. Lastly some of patients on high protein supplements and special body building food are more prone to acne breakouts. Therefore you may need to rule out the triggers in your particular case and establish the safeguards to benefit out of your exercise regime.

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